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2/20 : SHOW CANCELLED

Due to the winter storm warning and expected road conditions, we are cancelling the HUGE Wednesday show this evening – stay home, warm and safe!

Big Membership News!!

HUGE Love!

Friends of HUGE Theater!

This is HUGE’s Managing Director Sean Dillon. Hi! Hello! How are you? I am posting because we have exciting news to share: HUGE is doing a big revamp of our membership program, to help more of our community enjoy a greater sense of connection to the theater. Now is the time to join your friends on the Member list!

Why are our members so important? Because they help us accomplish all these things:

  • Financial stability for the theater
  • Opportunities for students to study improv, regardless of their economic situation
  • Subsidies for programs that make our improv community richer in diversity
  • Space to take risks on ambitious shows, groups, and projects that may not always break even

And what does the revamp actually mean? Well…

  • We’re moving to a new, fancier platform called NeonCRM to track memberships and donations, helping us better serve our contributors, and making accidentally lapsed memberships a thing of the past.
  • We’re adding new “Supporter” tiers, down to $5 per month, to make engagement more achievable for more folks.
  • And… we’re adding new thank-you benefits for all our Supporters and Members!

Check out our Donate page to see all the levels and benefits, and to sign up today. ALL active Members and Supporters signed up by the end of our “HUGE Love” Valentine’s member drive on Feb 28 will receive a commemorative 2019 HUGE challenge coin that won’t be available any other way. So don’t wait! Come join us in showing HUGE some love. This is a challenging time for theaters and other non-profits, but you can help us keep us going strong!

Sean Dillon
Managing Director
HUGE Improv Theater

February 5 – classes cancelled

HUGE CLASSES CANCELLED TONIGHT TUESDAY FEB 5. The semester will be extended through March 26th, which means March 19th and 26th are added dates. (Class on 26th will start at 6pm so we can have a showcase at 8pm! )

Drop In Class is cancelled too!

January 29 – all classes cancelled including Drop In

HI TUESDAY STUDENTS! Looks like the forecast for dangerous temperatures and icy roads has gotten worse. All classes are cancelled including Drop In. Thank you for your understanding.

Q: will the class be rescheduled?
A: hey, would it be ok if we figured that out later?
Q: uhhh…your A was a Q.
A: your Q was an A….

January 27 – no cancellations

SUNDAY HUGE 3:30/4pm STUDENTS – YES, we are having class, it looks like the snow will not get bad until somewhat later.

If you have to miss class for your own safety, we understand, no worries.

A very brief introduction to ABLEISM IN IMPROV!

“Ableism” is discrimination and prejudice against people with disabilities, and it exists in improv just like it exists everywhere else. Like racism and sexism, ableism is complex and endemic in our culture, and not something that can be fixed with a quick and handy one-page guide. But we gotta start somewhere — the PDF below shows some common ways ableism expresses itself in improv, with very brief thoughts on ways to start recognizing and addressing them in yourself.

Anniversaries, both happy and sad

photo by Sally Foster

December will always remind us of when the theater first opened, but it will also always be the anniversary of when beloved HUGE teacher, performer and director Samantha Pereira passed away.

We remember you, dear friend, on this day of your passing and this month of your birth. It has been three years and we miss you every day. 











HUGE announces new Managing Director

HUGE Improv Theater Names Sean Dillon As New Managing Director

Sean’s involvement with HUGE began with the first Throwback Night in 2012, and since that time, he has gone on to perform with a variety of groups and shows here, including The Score, Yes Anderson, The Away Team, Nimblicity, Neutrino, Dilly Dally, and others. He has taught at HUGE for the past five years, co-directs the show Off-Book, and served as the theater’s volunteer Accessibility Coordinator since 2015.

Outside of improv, Sean is a stage and film actor, writer, and director, the founder of horror theater company Oncoming Productions, and a wildly improbable hand model. In the past, he has worked for arts non-profits Springboard for the Arts and the Stella Adler Studio, and has worked most recently as a Disability Services Advisor at Capella University.

“I am so excited for Sean to come aboard in an official capacity – he’s always been such a proactive and positive member of the community, in many ways he’s already a leader so having him part of our artist-led company only makes perfect sense,” said Butch Roy, Executive Director of HUGE Improv Theater.

Dillon will begin as Managing Director in mid-November, just in time for HUGE’s Improvathon on November 15. Previously this position was held by Molly Chase, who did noble service since March 2011 as HUGE’s first managing director.