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Tue, Nov 27th, 4:30pm - 8:30pm
HUGE Improv Theater
3037 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55408

Join us Tuesday, November 27 at HUGE Improv Theater in Uptown for a career-changing workshop led by the hilarious John Gebretatose. Designed to help creative professionals step outside of their introverted selves, this two-hour session will empower you with the tools to speak on your feet, contribute to the discourse, and take a stand against racism, sexism, ableism, etc. all while laughing your head off.

Plan to arrive at HUGE between 4:30 pm and the official start time of 5:00 pm. We will play games; learn techniques; discuss diversity, equity, and inclusion issues; and get to know one another until 7:00 pm sharp. From there, we will head up the block to Galactic Pizza for, you guessed it, pizza and beverages.

The cost? Free…from the class to the pizza to your first beverage on us. “Yes, and…*” that’s because this event is sponsored by two AIGA Minnesota members, Kolean Pitner and Soladay Olson | Marketing for Creatives.

* “Yes, and” is the commonly known and used expression among improvisers. It means you have heard the other person’s comment and you are adding creatively to it.

About John Gebretatose

John Gebretatose rose from the ranks of a HUGE Improv Theater student to a HUGE Improv instructor and is now also the Director of Diversity and Inclusion. He trained and worked at Brave New Workshop and has been performing stand-up, improv, and sketch comedy in the Twin Cities for over 10 years. John is a founding member of one of the hottest new improv groups: Blackout. He is the co-creator of the Black and Funny Improv Festival and is also one of the founding members of the sketch comedy show, Late Nights Minneapolis. He has traveled the world performing and directing improv along with teaching workshops. John is making improv inclusive and welcoming to all people, especially the underrepresented folks. 

Contact Leadership

Terresa Moses
Terresa Moses
Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Terresa Moses is the Creative Director of Blackbird Revolt, a design studio which uses art and design to create conscious messaging and works with a number of organizations that are effecting social change. She is also an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Department of Art & Design. She graduated with her BFA in Fashion Design and minor in African-American Studies from the University of North Texas in 2008. After completing her BFA, she worked as a graphic apparel designer for over six years at a sports agency before going back to UNT to complete her MFA in Design Research with a minor in Anthropology in 2015.

Her design research interests include; “Project Naptural” a project on Black natural hair and its effects on the self-identity of Black women, “Racism Untaught” a project to help integrate anti-racist concepts into design classrooms, empowering marginalized and underrepresented communities, and rewriting denigrating social narratives. She serves as the Director of Diversity & Inclusion for AIGA Minnesota (the professional organization for design) and currently leads the committee on a campaign about privilege called Do Better Minnesota. She also serves on the executive board of the Duluth NAACP as the advisor for College Chapter at UMD and Young Adult Committee Chair. Lastly, she serves on the board of the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial Committee.