We are available for virtual workshops specifically tailored to your business, including an audience-interactive improv show performed by seasoned improvisers with exercises and discussions to follow!
We are a community of current and future Black improvisers. We are proud to be both an independent organization and the leaders of Black and Funny: Florida. Our work has been featured by Speakeasy Theater, Bob Carter's Actor's Rep, Improv U, The Pack, Hideout Theater, Miami Improv Festival, Baltimore Improv Festival, Palm Beach Improv Festival, Countdown Improv Festival, Twin Cities/Black & Funny Improv Festival, Black Impact Benefit Show, John Krasinski's Some Good News and more! Our leadership team is based in Miami, but we perform and teach all over the world online.
Workshops are led by our Executive Director Stephanie Rae, who has done corporate work with companies such as the Miami Childrens’ Museum, Madison Capital Funding, Masterbuilt, Brinks, Gilsone, and Lione, Access Sports, Mayer Brown, and Microsoft.
Stephanie Rae has been studying traditional and musical improv for the last eleven years.
After falling in love with the form at the
Washington Improv Theater, she moved to Miami, founded Negative Four Months, and created hit shows including Law & Disorder and The Laughter Games. She later joined the
Society Circus Players, performing in festivals including UCB’s Del Close Marathon - in which she conceived and directed a Boyz II Men-themed improv show. These days, she directs
the Black Improv Alliance, performing with International Players Club and Wakanda vs. Everybody.
Stephanie has guest performed with teams all over the world - including ComedySportz Portland, Unscrewed Theatre,and The Groundlings - and taught classes for the Hideout Theatre, Liverpool Improv Comedy, Improv Comedy Bangalore, The Countdown Festival, and Red Carpet Kids, among others. She has worked with corporate clients including but not limited to the Miami Childrens’ Museum, Madison Capital Funding, Masterbuilt, Brinks, Gilsone, and Lione, Access Sports, Mayer Brown, and Microsoft. She is passionate about amplifying diverse voices and getting more melanin onstage. She also has a law degree - but mostly uses it to correct people online.
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