Improvapy is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to bringing the magic of improv to Chicago’s leading healthcare facilities. We mix improv performance with fun theater games & exercises to get people laughing, thinking and collaborating.
Improv exercises are about being in the moment, connecting with the people around you and fostering trust. They not only have the ability to provide distraction and respite for those who need it most, but they also connect people to each other, creating a greater sense of support and community.
Best of all, improv carries the gift of laughter. The medical benefits of laughter are profound & well documented. Laughter has been shown to strengthen the immune system, decrease pain, reduce stress & anxiety, improve circulation, enhance mood, and reduce blood pressure.
Improvapy brings smiles and laughter to healthcare facilities around Chicago in the form of workshops for hospitalized patients and their families. If you would like to speak with us further about the opportunity to bring this wonderful art form to your healthcare facility, or you’re an improviser that would be interested in volunteering, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
We look forward to hearing from you!
The Improvapy Team