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

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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

Precious Wallace & Michael Sasorith
Precious Wallace & Michael Sasorith
Co-Directors of Diversity and Inclusion
Precious N. Wallace is the owner and creative of King P. Studio and Art In Many Forms. She is a true creative both from childhood and being professionally trained. Precious is on a mission to give a voice to women of color creatives and those alike, while providing knowledge to those are creating more thought leadership around art.

Michael Sasorith is the Lead Designer at ArcStone, a digital agency in Minneapolis. He is also a Board Member for The SEAD Project, a nonprofit organization based in Minnesota that focuses on helping members of the Southeast Asian community connect with their heritage and amplify their narratives to thrive, mobilize, and heal. He graduated with his BFA in Graphic Designer from the University of Minnesota — Twin Cities. His professional focus is on web, UI, and UX. His skills extend to a variety of design disciplines — including print, brand and identity, and type design. He is also an illustrator who strives to make Lao/Lao-American culture more visible and amplify narratives from the Southeast Asian community. His passions include racial equity, culture, and identity.