The Short

For Individual Performers Working Together

Have you ever seen the show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”

Have you ever thought how challenging it might be to do that for longer than a half hour? What if you could raise money while doing that?

That, essentially, is the concept for the short-form part of the Run! Improv Marathon. It is an improv marathon that seeks to connect people to the amazing power of improvisational theatre, while raising money for charity.

On May 4th, 2019, from 8 AM – 8 PM, the 12 hour marathon features a six hour block of pure short-form games put together by individual performers working together, livestreamed online for our charity participants. Our vision is if someone is too sick to leave their house still being able to watch and enjoy, to laugh and smile, and to use that to heal. That is the power of improvisational theatre.

And this year’s charity is the LymeLight Foundation, a nonprofit that helps families and children afford their expensive Lyme Disease treatments. Many families end up struggling to pay for treatments that insurance might not cover. All money raised from the event goes directly to assisting families in need, because the nonprofit’s operating expenses are covered by a generous individual.

What we would ask of any interested participants:

  • Can you commit to a half of a day on May 4th?
  • Would you be willing to help raise money through a pledge drive? (Optional, but encourage and supported by event staff.)
  • Are you able to travel to Providence, RI?
  • Do you want to have fun, and possibly eat some really tasty food? (The reward, of course!)

We would love to have you as part of this interesting and unique challenge. If you have any questions, or would like to apply, please send an email to with your name, age, and improv affiliation along with any relevant social media links!

One last thing, because this is our first year, we need to put in some requirements. All interested participants should be:

  • 18 years old or older, and
  • Already affiliated with an improvisational group or theatre.


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