Our Code of Conduct

Impro Fest Online is a digital festival and community for improvisational theater. We want to be an open community in which everyone can develop freely without inadvertently harming each other.

By registering for workshops or other events at Impro Fest Online, you agree to the following statements and to act accordingly.

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

Please read this.

First. 

Nobody's identity * should ever be treated or questioned as the object of a joke, whether in scenes or outside of it.

Secondly. 

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

Third. 

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 will be required from you.

Fourth. 

Always assume that others are acting with good intent.

Fifth. 

There is no such thing as “one impro to subjugate them all”. Every school and every approach has its place. What you value about improv is subjective and there is no objective truth about it, whether you teach or learn.

We are aware that a situation could arise where members of the festival team need to be reminded of this code or you would prefer to speak to a neutral person about a matter. To this end, Desireé Krüger (emscherblut, Dortmund) has agreed to be our code of conduct ambassador and to help you with any concerns about this code of conduct. You can reach them at conduct@impro-fest-online.de

The festival team

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