HEALTH AND SAFETY

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

Contact:

General Issues: Taylor Bruneaux, hello@kismetimprov.com

HR Issues: Melody Beach, hr@kismetimprov.com

 

COVID-19

[updated 8/4/21]

Kismet Improv requires our audience members and students to be both vaccinated for COVID-19 and wear face masks during shows and classes. Masks can be removed when eating or drinking.

We ask that all members of our community be vaccinated for COVID-19. Vaccines are safe and the most effective method to prevent serious illness and death.

Community members are fully vaccinated:

  • No sooner than 2 weeks after the second dose in a 2-dose series: Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or

  • No sooner than 2 weeks after the single-dose Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.

 

Age Range

Most shows at Kismet Improv are designed for 18+. Those under 18 may see a show if accompanied by a parent or guardian. Kismet's adult improv classes are exclusively for those who are 18+.

Our teen classes and shows are designed for those from 13-17 and our kids classes and shows are designed for any age.

 

Personal Safety

Kismet Improv doe 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 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 as 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 leads to a determination that an individual engaged in conduct in violation of 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 discriminating against a community member who in good faith reports a suspected violation of this policy or who cooperates in an investigation is prohibited.