Community

This page is for members of the WGIS community. First of all, thanks for being here! We have a lot of ways to be a part of the community.

Read on to learn about our twitch channel, shows, jams, discussion groups and merchandise!

Twitch Channel

First of all, we have online shows that are broadcast on our Twitch channel.
https://www.twitch.tv/wgimprovschool

Twitch is like YouTube, but it mostly shows stuff that is being streamed live, like a little thing called television. If there's a show on at that moment it will be playing, or else you can pick any show from the previous two weeks.

Twitch is very easy to use. You can watch shows without signing up -- just go to our channel. If you DO sign up for a Twitch account (which is free), you can chat and also "follow" our channel, which means you'll get an email whenever a show is starting.

twitch screenshot

Discussion Groups

Discord Server
Discord is a chat service. WGIS has a server there. It's free and fun. It's a great way to meet other WGIS folks. We also post lots of last minute news regarding class openings and shows there. To join, click here.
Facebook Group
We also have a Facebook group. This is another great place to meet WGIS folks. We also post last-minute news there about shows and classes. Join here.
Mailing List
About every two months we start a big batch of new classes. For these big batches, we send advanced warning to the mailing list. Join the mailing list to get this advanced warning. This is the same mailing list that's on the front page.
Discord Screenshot
WGIS Discord

Shows

Most of our shows (besides class shows) are on Mondays. These are streamed to our Twitch channel.

WGIS Teams

We have house teams that do online shows at 11am and 5pm PDT (two teams at teach time). For a list of teams and who performs on them and the schedule, see the teams page.

WGIS Teams
art by Gareth O'Connor

Team Me Up, Scotty!

Team Me Up, Scotty runs on Mondays from 6:30pm-7:30pm PDT. is a show for WGIS students to do some improv. Hosted by Ethan Smith and Elena Martinez. You can sign up with an existing group or just as a single player who wants to be grouped with other people!

Team Me Up, Scotty!
art by Ethan Smith

Friday Jams

Every Friday, there are two open jams for improvisers of all experience levels: 11am and 5pm PDT (California time)

To join them, just go to this zoom link at those times. The jams are private - they are NOT streamed or recorded. They're led by some of WGIS top former students.

https://zoom.us/j/94363676979?pwd=aGdtTVA5c216N3AycDRxM1NHYzc2UT09
Meeting ID: 943 6367 6979
Passcode: 129538

Friday Jams
art by Christine Simpson

The Good Leads

Every Friday 3pm PDT (California time), a super team of improvisers perform "the Glen" which is a form based on the play Glengarry Glen Ross.

Featuring: Julie Brister, Sarah Claspell, Billy Merritt, Jason Perez, Chris Renfro, Josh Simpson, Ruha Taslimi

The Good Leads
art by Jonny Mowat

Merchandise

We have TWO merch stores, one for the US and one for the UK/Europe. (Other continents: for the time being, I apologize. Except you, Antarctica).

WGIS Sticker
art by Caitlin Sacks

Thanks for reading! Hope you enjoy being part of the WGIS commiunity.