Improv Development Opportunity for female and non binary performers

Cost: Free

Organiser: The Bristol Improv Theatre

The Bristol Improv Theatre is collaborating with Michelle Graham-McMorrow (The Short And Girlie Show) to offer a development opportunity for women looking to get on stage and improvise.

Please note: We are using an inclusive definition of ‘woman’ and ‘female’ and we welcome trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people.

A small group will be trained for seven weeks in short-form improvised comedy (as seen in Whose Line Is It Anyway), culminating in a 30 minute performance at the BIT as part of a line up for International Women’s Day (Friday 8th March).

This opportunity is perfect for women who:

  • Are new to improv and want to try their hand on stage
  • Have an interest in short-form improv comedy
  • Looking to build confidence and develop spontaneity
  • Love making people laugh



If you would like to be considered for this opportunity, please send an email to by Friday 18th January detailing:

  • Your previous performance experience (if any!)
  • Why you would like to take part
  • What makes you laugh



Rehearsals will take place at the Bristol Improv Theatre at 7pm-9pm on:

  • Monday 21st January
  • Monday 4th February
  • Monday 11th February
  • Monday 18th February
  • Monday 25th February


About Michelle

Michelle Graham-McMorrow is an improviser, actor, comedian, writer, presenter and drama facilitator with over 20 years experience. She is currently a member of Short & Girlie, the UK’s longest running all-female improv troupe. The Short & Girlie Show was voted ‘Best Comedy Act’ at L Fest 2014 & 2015, ‘Best Act 2017’ at G Fest, and the troupe recently hosted the Funny Women Awards at Komedia Brighton.

Michelle has taught and performed improv all over the UK, running Short & Girlie workshops at festivals and fringes in Brighton, London, Coventry and Newcastle.

She currently co-presents ShoutOut, an award winning radio show for the LGBT+ community on BCFM 93.2fm.


About the Bristol Improv Theatre

The BIT is a not-for-profit arts organisation, theatre and school in Clifton. The organisation started life as the Bristol Improv Festival in 2013, committed to raising the profile of improvisation in the South West. In the last five years, the BIT has welcomed a host of world-class improvisation companies including Olivier Award winning Showstopper!, West End’s Austentatious and YouTube stars The RH Experience, and created ambitious original productions including The BIsh Bosh Bash, Tales of Adventure and This Is Your Musical.

In 2017 the BIT moved into its permanent home in Clifton to become to the UK’s first dedicated venue for improvised theatre, with a 110-seat flexible studio theatre, a smaller second stage in the cabaret-style 70-capacity licensed bar, and two classroom and rehearsal spaces.

The BIT’s mission is to is to be an institution of spontaneous, collaborative, and creative theatre, a resource for ambitious artists and audiences, and a home for all those whom improvised work touches.


The Bristol Improv Theatre



Contact Details

Caitlin Campbell

Opportunity title: Improv Development Opportunity for female and non binary performers
Expiry Date: 2019-01-18T00:00:00+01:00