Improv! is a challenging event, where competing teams are all mixed together into teams of five improvisers from different schools. All team members have learned to play the same three competitive games, but must learn very quickly how to play them effectively with their new teammates! The event requires improvisers to be flexible, good listeners, give and take from their other performers, and most of all willing to say yes!

Teams will need to have practiced the three short form games ahead of time in order to be familiar with the rules. Teams will be evaluated on their ability to work together as a cohesive unit, to adhere to the structures of the games, and to play at the top of their intelligence. Teams who manage this successfully will advance from the preliminary rounds on Thursday and Friday to the finals on Saturday.