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HEALTH + SAFETY

Kismet Improv is committed to the physical, mental and emotional well-being of our students, performers, teachers and community members. ​

Our Team

Safety is our top priority at Kismet, and we're committed to ensuring the well-being of performers, audience members, students, and the entire community. If you ever have a concern, know that we've got your back. Reach out to the faces on our team below—we're here to help make your experience with us safe and enjoyable. We're just a message away!

Health + Safety Policies

Code of Conduct

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

COVID-19

Kismet Improv encourages our audience members and students to be both vaccinated for COVID-19. Face masks are optional and available at our box office.

When on stage, performers are not required to wear masks. Kismet performers and staff are required to be vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19.

Kismet reserves the right to update and modify our COVID policies based on government guidance and community caseload. 

Age Range

Most evening performances at Kismet Improv are intended for a PG-13 audience. Attendees under the age of 18 are allowed to attend if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

As for our classes, they are exclusively designed for adults. Individuals must be 18 years or older to enroll in a class at Kismet Improv.

Sexual Harassment

Kismet Improv does not tolerate sexual harassment or harassment based on race, color, national origin, citizenship status, creed, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), marital status, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status and any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

CODE OF CONDUCT

All Kismet Improv community members must abide by our Code of Conduct.

PROHIBITED CONDUCT

Kismet community members (which includes students, teachers, performers, directors, audience members, employees, and guests) must refrain from engaging in conduct that constitutes or may be perceived as harassment.

 

Forms of harassment may include, but are not limited to:

  • Assault

  • Unwanted physical contact (touching, grabbing, groping or fondling)

  • Verbal harassment, like repeated sexual innuendoes, racial or sexual epithets, derogatory slurs, off-color jokes, propositions, threats or suggestive or insulting sounds, questions about another’s sex life or experiences, or repeated unwelcome requests

  • Non-verbal harassment, like graphic commentaries or e-mail; leering, staring, or stalking; or obscene gestures.

  • Inappropriate retaliation or response, like making or threatening reprisals as a result of a negative response to harassment.


Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or any other visual, verbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:

  • submission to the conduct is made either an explicit or implicit condition of employment

  • submission to or rejection of the conduct is used as the basis for an employment decision

  • conduct occurs that is unwelcome and is sufficiently severe or pervasive to interfere with an employee’s work performance or create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.

 

INVESTIGATION OF COMPLAINTS

Complaints and reports can be made to hr@kismetimprov.com, which forwards to Melody Beach Consulting, our contracted human resources manager. Complaints may be made anonymously.

 

Kismet Improv will investigate all complaints of harassment, discrimination, or other objectionable conduct thoroughly and promptly, as appropriate to the nature and particulars of the complaint. Kismet Improv leadership will keep complaints and the terms of their resolution confidential to the fullest extent practicable.

 

If an investigation determines that an individual engaged in conduct violating the Company’s policies, Kismet Improv will take appropriate, corrective action against the offending party up to and including legal action.

 

PROTECTION AGAINST RETALIATION

Retaliation of any kind or discrimination against a community member who, in good faith, reports a suspected violation of this policy or who cooperates in an investigation is prohibited.

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