Board and Committees

If you thought Highwire Improv was a sentient online entity creating all of this magical goodness…you should take an improv class!

In reality, Highwire Improv is a non-profit organization with a Board of Directors, Committees, and Community Members (we don’t currently have any paid staff). Each group contributes to the organization in a really important way. If you’re interested in seeing us work, having a voice, or getting involved, watch this page for our open community meetings, or reach out to ask about helping out with one of these fine committees.

Board of Directors – the board of directors is legally responsible for the organization, and serves key governance, financial, and regulatory functions required to keep Highwire Improv in good standing. The Board of Directors is also accountable for the activities of the committees and provides strategic guidance and planning for the organization. The board currently consists of four members:

  • Barry Wright, III (president)
  • Brian Shea (vice-president)
  • Geoff Taylor (secretary)
  • Kristen McKenzie (treasurer)

Committees!
These are the operating horsepower of the organization – see what each committee does, when they have meetings, and links to join those meetings below!

Artistic Council and Programming – we put together the beautiful puzzle that is a season of creative, interesting, and important improv shows for the audiences of Highwire Improv. If you have an interest in helping shape the stage here, this may be the place for you.
First Sundays, 12pm EDT – Zoom Link Meeting ID: 879 6109 9807 Passcode: 710177

Education – improvisational theater is a never-ending pursuit and there is always more to learn. Help us teach the art and joy of improv to beginners and experts alike and help artist find their voice through mentorship in direction, performance, and logistics.
Second Fridays, 7pm EDT – Zoom Link Meeting ID: 885 5812 8581 Passcode: 429756

Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression – ensuring that we make Baltimore improv a radically inclusive space and contribute to the ongoing societal work of anti-racism and anti-oppression (with all its intersections) is core to the mission of Highwire Improv. Think you can help? We’d love to have you!
Third Wednesdays, 5:30pm EDT – Zoom Link Meeting ID: 829 4822 0164 Passcode: 517500

Organizational Operations – do you take the term ‘back office’ seriously? This committee might be the fit for you! We work on policies, budgets, procedures, and everything needed to make the organization run smoothly and effectively.
Third Wednesdays, 6:30pm EDT – Zoom Link Meeting ID: 826 8442 1884 Passcode: 062608

Marketing – do you like getting the word out? Making brand strategies? Have an eye for our logo (it’s great, right)? Join us in making the Highwire name spread far and wide so all of our wonderful artists, teachers, and coaches can grow and flourish!
Third Thursdays, 6:00pm EDT – Zoom Link Meeting ID: 875 2660 2270 Passcode: 507429

Fundraising and Development – as a non-profit organization, donations and grants are a huge part of what allows us to function and grow – if you’d like to help us tell our story to people who want to support us, join this committee!
First Tuesdays, 5:30pm EDT – Zoom Link Meeting ID: 870 8489 1705 Passcode: 535545

Space and Facilities – online and in-person improv both require technology and equipment, and in-person improv needs a space to play, whether for practices, meetings, or shows. This committee is responsible for sourcing and managing the physical spaces we step in to, and for making sure those spaces meet our standards of accessibility.
Third Thursdays, 5:00pm EDT – Zoom Link Meeting ID: 818 8313 2041 Passcode: 647303

Interested in working with us? Send us an email at highwireimprov@gmail.com, or fill out our interest form:

Meeting Minutes and Videos!

Just want to catch up on what we’ve been up to – you can read meeting minutes and check out video recordings of our all-committee meetings:

All Community Meetings

Highwire Improv opens up its organizational progress and roadmap to the community on a regular basis. Our next meeting is Tuesday October 12th, 5:30pm EDT.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84773020234?pwd=eTJOamtVRG4wTC8yM3JSYjluQ3hDUT09

Meeting ID: 847 7302 0234
Passcode: 491544