Since 1958 we’ve been performing and teaching improvisation and sketch comedy and in our long history we keep coming back to the same base principles which are time-tested. Our founder, Dudley Riggs, is considered one of the originators of the performance art form of improvisation in the United States.
The BNW Student Union is a place for people of all walks of life to experience the joys of improvisation. It is not just a school, but a hub for students to come together and bond over a shared love of instant theater. Whether you're interested in performing improv on a stage, getting in tune with your creative and innovative side, learning some tricks to improve your public speaking, developing better communication skills, or just finding a new hobby, the Student Union is ready for you.
The Student Union is a non-profit organization that provides education, outreach and performance opportunities for anyone interested in improvisational and comedic acting, writing, and directing, or anyone who wants to use the specific tools of improvisation to improve their life. All Student Union programs are funded by a combination of class fees and contributions.