Block Party’s 2024 Residency at BlakWater House


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January 3, 2024

Block Party: a Monthly Showcase of Baltimore’s Best Black Improv Comedians

(Baltimore, MD) – Highwire Improv is excited to present Block Party, an Improv Comedy show at BlakWater House (218 W. Saratoga Street) on Friday January 12, and every 2nd Friday in 2024 at 8pm.  The show is produced by Tashika Campbell, Blue Cavell-Allette, and Desi Rawlerson.

Block Party is a showcase of the funniest improv in Baltimore, with an all-Black cast of comedians. Tashika, Blue, and Desi are your hosts and producers, and your party MCs – there will be music, jokes, comedy games, interviews, sitcom tropes, audience participation, and non-stop laughs. They also bring their friends along for some surprise guest appearances! Food and beverage will be available for purchase on site.

Come see Baltimore’s best Black improvisers and maybe get in on the fun yourself!

After several sold-out shows in 2023, Block Party will now run as a monthly residency at BlakWater House on the 2nd Friday of every month in 2024; with doors at 7:30pm, and the show running 8-9:30pm.


Tickets are $12 in advance, and can be purchased on Eventbrite here or $15 at the door on the day of the event.

Getting Here:

BlakWater House is located at the intersection of Saratoga and Park Avenue.

Street and lot parking are available: street parking is free after 6pm, $1.25/hour prior to 6pm, while lot parking on Saratoga Street is a $10.00/day rate.

MTA Bus Stops:

  • Saratoga and Park (stop 3035, lines 80, 115, CityLINK Blue)
  • Cathedral and Saratoga (stop 502, lines 51, 320)

Light Rail Stop: Lexington Market Light Rail Station

About Highwire Improv: 

Highwire Improv is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improvisation. Our mission is to steward a community of artists committed to growth, collaboration, joy, and justice — in Baltimore and around the world — through improvisational theater. Our motto, Community First, commits us to learning how we can all create theater and bring our community to the world through the art of improv.  

For more information on Highwire Improv, visit or follow @highwireimprov. 

About BlakWater House:

We are dedicated to the development and nurturing of Baltimore City’s most innovative and groundbreaking talent. Prioritizing wellness, industry access and freedom of expression while capturing the stories of our guests via sound, film and events.  Our four pillars are: Music Production + Recording Services, Video Production Services + Film, Event Space/Lounge, and Programs + Courses.

For more information on BlakWater House, visit or follow @blakwaterhouse. 

About Tashika Campbell

Tashika is a veteran improviser, originally from Charlotte, North Carolina. Co-founder of the award-winning troupe Cake Walk, Tashika is a sought-after performer, facilitator and teacher. Currently, she serves as the lead coordinator for the 1st Improv festival dedicated to performers of the global majority, in the Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia area, known as “F.A.M. Fest.” A leader in the community, Tashika also serves on the board of directors at the Baltimore Improv Group as the Vice President. 

About Blue Cavell-Allette
Blue Cavell-Allette is an award winning interdisciplinary artist from Baltimore who has been featured as a performer and teacher at theaters across North America. Blue has created and produced popular long running shows that highlight Black improv performers including Block Party. Blue is currently the co-facilitator of The Arts and Social Justice Fellowship with Strathmore Cultural Institute and Woolly Mammoth Theater and a professor of Applied Improv at Morgan State University.