IMPROV STUDENTS’ BILL OF RIGHTS


Developed in collaboration between Pam Victor and the “Improv Teachers’ Support & Collaboration Group” Facebook group, adapted by HUGE Theater.

  • You have the right to be and feel safe during performances, rehearsals, and classes.
  • You have the right to be treated respectfully.
  • You have the right to set boundaries regarding physical contact and subject matter that might trigger a negative emotional response. You have the right to dictate what kind of physical touch you will receive. 
  • You have the right to immediately step out of any scene, performance, rehearsal, or class in which you feel unsafe or uncomfortable. And you have the right to excuse yourself from any scene or exercise at any time without explanation.
  • You have the right to inform your teacher of anything you want them to know ahead of time, such as physical or emotional conditions that might make playing certain games difficult or uncomfortably challenging.
  • You have the right to speak to any teacher, House Manager, board member, or any other HUGE representative regarding behavior by any person that you feel infringes on your rights. You also have the right to file an anonymous report. 
  • If you are personally aware of any conduct that would have been a violation of your rights if directed toward you, you have the same right to report that conduct as if you were the target.
  • You have the right to define what feels fun and what feels comfortable (and uncomfortable) for you without judgment from others.
  • You have the right to turn down a suggestion you feel is demeaning.
  • You have the right to fail.
  • You have the right to be brilliant.
  • You have the right to love your work.

Exercising any of these rights will not adversely affect your ability to progress in classes, to be cast in or be booked for shows.