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Mason Improv Association

Act and React

At Mason, acting goes beyond the script. Learn to be brilliant in the moment with Mason Improv Association.

Mason Improv students

Mason Improv students Keenan Gibson, Jeffrey S. Trent Jr., and Morgan Smalley

The Mason Improv Association (MIA) is a student organization dedicated to the art of improvisational comedy.  MIA is primarily focused on long-form improv, but shows also feature sketches, stand-up comedians, and other comedy forms. In addition to the performance team, students may participate in the practice team, which is open to anyone who wants to try improv regardless of experience.

Want to get involved? Contact us if you have any questions about the team, practice jams, or performances.


Performances are typically two sets with an intermission act. Doors open 15 minutes before the show starts. Please check our Facebook page for the most up-to-date schedule of performances.

Team Members

  • Jeffrey Trent - President
  • Claire Gardner - Vice President
  • Garvey Dobbins - Treasurer
  • Tylor Goshorn - Outreach Chair
  • Rachel Dixon - Secretary
  • Tony Lemus - Social Media Chair
  • Hasan Crawford
  • Claudio Manno
  • Ronnie Will
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