STL Improv Anywhere is a St. Louis, Missouri-based performance collective that performs in public spaces. Our aim is to add a touch of magic to the lives of fellow urbanites, and encourage members of our community to interact and engage more creatively.
Look at this beautiful story featuring Poets in Unexpected Places in NYC. “I harness that energy of uncertainty and nerves, and I let it bring me to a positive space. Then it’s not fear anymore.” This is what it’s all about, people. PREACH! http://blog.en.idealist.org/poets-in-unexpected-places-what-art-in-public-spaces-can-teach-us-about-being-fearless/
Come join us from 2-3pm this Saturday at The Contemporary Art Museum to create some spooky skits!
STL IA DANCE ZONE at Trailnet’s 25th Anniversary Party
We chalked up a Dance Zone in the midst of Trailnet’s 25th Anniversary celebration in Forest Park. We activated that circle by dancing liek crazy for 1.5 hours, and engaging others to join us. The kids rocked this one.
FIND STL Improv Anywhere at these UPCOMING EVENTS:
Member Kate (Morrissey) Shay got married last weekend! The wedding officiate (the personal who legally binds the couple) was an awesome lady named Dana whom Kate met during International Pillow Fight Day last year! STL IA sure does bring people together in really profound ways. Congrats Kate & Marty!
Check out Public Workshop, specifically their Benchbombing project! Basically plop benches down in places where it feels like people are aching for benches (to be together in public space, to stop, to soak in, etc.). Drop and run!
CAR WITHDRAWL: IT’S A SERIOUS THING
World Naked Bike Ride in St. Louis. July 22nd. STL Improv Anywhere shows up and throws together a “Car Withdrawl Booth”. We call it a social service project, our psychological services. We help council you through this tough time of transition and distance. Does absence make the heart grow fonder? Do you get shaky without that double big gulp in your hand, in your cup holder? Are you afraid of what it would be like if you smelled the roses instead of exhaust? Don’t be afraid. We have your double big gulp, a steering wheel, car air fresheners, that handy rearview mirror, doritos, cheetos, license plates, that cd sleeve of all your burnt bon jovi albums etc. We’ll help you simulate that road rage. Don’t go cold people. Don’t go cold.
Emanuel and the rando join forces to get the job done.
Tim and Mallory’s road rage is egged on by the help of some friendly dudes. “Bike on the side walk, you idiots!”
Maxi shows us how you multi-task while driving.
St. Louis has gotten lucky this season - we have somehow evaded the life-altering heat that we’re usually plagued with annually. (secret fact: our Director loves this heat). This has also led to a breezy summer, in all ways. We’ve done quite a lot: ‘Say Something’ at Cinco de Mayo on Cherokee, Wedding Dress Manikins at an industry mixer, ‘The Art of Mustaching’ at Fringe Festival, ‘Re-Imagining Place’ at the abandoned Clemens Mansion.
Can you guess what photos are what below?
Join us in our performance at The World Naked Bike Ride this July 27th. 8pm departure, 6pm party off S. Grand. More info http://wiki.worldnakedbikeride.org/index.php?title=Saint_Louis.
Thanks to everyone for the financial and spiritual support during the Indiegogo fundraiser. Lots of exciting plans on the burner that will enable a lot more growth, breadth and depth of our reach. Stay tuned for a whole slew of newness and inspiration.
HAPPY SPRING! Explore your city and it’s people with curiosity, wonder and creativity :)