You get 15 or 25 minutes
When you sign up for Indie Night, you have the option of selecting a full 25-minute slot, or a shorter 15-minute slot. We will plan the show with these in mind, so we ask teams not to change their slot time after they’ve been confirmed to perform. Whichever timeslot you choose, we will flash a 5-minute warning light to help keep you on track, and pull the lights after your full time is up.
While we love scripted theater, sketch comedy, and stand-up, Indie Night is for improv performances only.
Try something new
We encourage improvisers to experiment with new forms and styles of improv for Indie Night. You are welcome to sign up with your regular team and format, or form a one-night-only team just for this show. It’s up to you!
Practice makes prepared
Indie Night welcomes experimental improv, new forms, and unscripted comedy, but we strongly encourage teams to practice their format in advance.
Keep it simple
Indie Night is a great place to try something new, but keep the technical and logistical capabilities of our theater in mind. Formats that require advanced lighting, music, costumes, props, and other special effects are not well suited for Indie Night.
You don’t need any of that stuff anyway. Just bring yourself, focus on doing good improv and having fun, and you’ll be golden!
You can’t fail
Both new and seasoned improvisers love performing at Reno Improv because the audience is completely supportive–we want you to succeed! Our stage is the perfect spot to try a new format or gel with a new group of teammates.
Let’s get serious for a second
Reno Improv welcomes seasoned and aspiring improvisers from all walks of life to practice their improv and develop their comedic voice in a welcoming, supportive environment. To ensure that everyone feels welcome to perform and support improvisers, we strongly discourage performances that rely on prejudices, harassment, misogyny, or language and behavior that blatantly disrespects others for the sake of a laugh.
We’re all adults here, so we know the difference between addressing a controversial topic at the top of our intelligence, and bashing someone based on their race, gender, disability, or sexual orientation. Reno Improv is not a bar, it’s a theater and training center, so we reserve the right to inform you when your performance is crossing a line.
Thank you in advance for respecting fellow improvisers and audience members.