‘Improv Will Save Our Planet’ tackles comedy with real life environmental advocacy for Earth Day 2019
Baltimore Improv Group includes several career environmentalists who will tackle global warming, pollution, and the threat of human extinction through comedy and partnership with other nonprofits.
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EVENT: Improv Will Save Our Planet, comedy show
WHO: Baltimore Improv Group
WHEN: Saturday, April 27; 8pm
WHERE: 1727 N. Charles St, Baltimore, MD
BALTIMORE, MD – Baltimore Improv Group (BIG) presents "Improv Will Save Our Planet", a free comedy and interview show produced by members of Maryland’s environmentalist community. In its second year, “Improv Will Save Our Planet“ performers will interview local environmental leaders. The performers will create comedy scenes and characters to amplify their important messages.
Sheila McMenamin – Director of Programs at Baltimore Tree Trust and a performer with BIG since 2016 – co produces the show again for its second year.
“Outside of improv, I plant trees to grow our city's tree canopy. These trees cut energy costs, cool streets, clean the air, lessen flooding, fight climate change, give people jobs, and add a pop of green to the city's view-scape.”
Heather Moyer also co-produces the show. Moyer – who works for the Sierra Club, a national environmental advocacy organization – has performed improv comedy since 2001 when she started her improv career in Boston.
“As for me, I help run the Sierra Club's social media and write all sorts of things for them,” said Moyer who moved to Baltimore City in 2004 where she became a founding member of the Baltimore Improv Group. “Happy to be called an environmentalist.”
Originally from Baltimore County, McMenamin moved to the city in 2014. She now serves on the theater’s Board of Directors. McMenamin explains that BIG’s aim to advance the art of improv in the Baltimore region can be used to help us protect our environment.
“Do you live on planet earth? Us, too! Does your survival depend on oxygen, water and food? Same here! So let's see how we can better protect these essentials this Earth Day 2019.” said McMenamin. “Last year at ‘Improv Will Save Our Planet,’ we heard from local environmentalists working in their own ways to protect this little life-sustaining rock we call home.”
“Watch as our team of climate scientists interpret the scientific findings of local environmental professionals--through comedy! You'll laugh, you'll have an existential crisis, and then you'll laugh some more! I firmly believe that trees are intrinsically perfect. I'd marry a tree if I could but feel like I'd break out in some sort of rash if I did? Will report back.”
“Improv Will Save Our Planet” is Saturday, April 27th at 8 p.m. in The BIG Theater, 1727 N. Charles St. For more information and tickets go to bigimprov.org/earthday
ABOUT BALTIMORE IMPROV GROUP
Baltimore Improv Group (BIG) serves as the city’s leading non-profit improv comedy venue. BIG began in 2004 and now entertains with over 120 shows each year. With an annual audience of over 5,000 people, over 100 regular performers present audiences with shows every night of the week. As part of Young Audiences of Maryland (YAMD), BIG performs in assemblies and teaching residencies in Maryland schools.
The BIG Theater opened in October 2017 in Station North. The theater offers 3,000 square feet of space for shows; classes and workshops for adults, kids and teens; a podcast studio; and a lobby connecting actors, comedy performers, and audiences. BIG shows include improv comedy, stand-up, sketch, and more.
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SOURCE: Baltimore Improv Group