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Everyone who enters the Kismet Improv space — audience members, students, performers, teachers and guests — are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct.


  • The spirit of improv is acceptance. Therefore, we must set ourselves up to accept offers, build upon these offers, and create experiences that are fun, funny, and interesting.

  • To practice acceptance, Kismet Improv prioritizes the inclusion of performers, students, teachers, and contributors from diverse and varied backgrounds.

  • As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and religion (or lack thereof).

  • This code of conduct details expectations for everyone participating in our community and the consequences for unacceptable behavior.


  • As we create art, we understand we will all make mistakes.

  • We are building a culture of tolerance, authenticity, and acceptance. This culture means that we accept responsibility, apologize for unintended behavior and make strides to create a more welcoming community in our future actions.


  • We expect the following of our performers, students, teachers, and all members of the Kismet Improv community:

    • Show respect in your speech and actions, both on and off-stage. 

    • Be mindful of our space, your surroundings, and your fellow participants.

    • Do not engage in physical contact without the consent of the other party.

    • Do not harass, demean or discriminate against other members of the community.

    • Use community members’ requested names.

    • Use community members’ proper pronouns.

  • Kismet Improv has zero tolerance for any of the following behaviors:

    • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following (online or in person).

    • Inappropriate photography or recording.

    • Inappropriate physical contact. 

    • Personal insults, particularly those related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or disability.

    • Posting or displaying sexually explicit or violent material.

    • Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language.

    • Sustained disruption of classes, workshops, shows, or other events.

    • Unwelcome sexual attention, including sexualized comments or jokes, inappropriate touching, groping, and unwelcome sexual advances.

    • Violence, threats of violence, or violent language directed against another person.

    • Weapons or weaponry of any kind.

    • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.


  • Unacceptable behavior from any community member will not be tolerated. Anyone asked to stop inappropriate behavior is expected to comply immediately.

  • Kismet Improv employees and teachers are prepared to enforce the rules of this Code of Conduct by asking the violating community members to leave a situation.

  • Suppose a community member engages in unacceptable behavior. In that case, Kismet Improv may take any action they deem appropriate, including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from the community without warning (and without refund in the case of a paid event).


  • Community members are encouraged to alert Kismet Improv employees or teachers if they notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of this Code of Conduct. 

  • Reports should be made to Melody Beach, our human resources consultant. Melody can be reached at

Code of Conduct Updated December 22, 2022

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