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Our Code of Conduct

The IFO Impro Fest is both a digital and physical festival and community for improv theater. We want to be an open community where everyone can express themselves freely without unintentionally hurting each other.

By registering for workshops or other events at Impro Fest Online, you agree to behave in accordance with the following statements and their intention.

We'll keep it short so as not to waste your time.

Please read this.


No one's identity* should ever be treated as the object of a joke or questioned, whether in or out of scenes.


Every member of our community is valuable and deserves equal respect. Respect the boundaries of others, but also your own.


If you are part of a scene or exercise that you are not (anymore) comfortable with, it is your right to end it. No explanation or justification is required from you.


Always assume that others act with good intentions.


There is no such thing as "an improv to rule them all". Every school and every approach has its justification. What one appreciates about improv is subjective and there is no objective truth about it, whether one teaches or learns.

We recognize that there may be a situation where members of the Festival Team need to be reminded of this Code or you would prefer to discuss an issue with a neutral person. For this purpose, Desireé Krüger (emscherblut, Dortmund) has agreed to be our code of conduct ambassador and to help you with any concerns related to this code of conduct. You can reach her at

The festival team

PS: Our thanks go to The Improv Place, who have allowed us to adopt their Code of Conduct in large parts. This was possible because it is a social network of improv players that stands for the same values as the IFO Impro Fest and is therefore warmly recommended by us.

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