Baltimore Improv Group

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The Baltimore Improv Group (BIG) is the largest improv theater in Baltimore, MD.

Overview and History

The Baltimore Improv Group (BIG) was founded in 2004 by Mike Subelsky. BIG also produces the annual Baltimore Improv Festival.

Performances include shows for organizations such as Bank of America and Johns Hopkins Universty, as well as private clients including bachelorette parties and bar mitzvahs.

BIG University

BIG University teaches improv classes for adults, classes and workshops for kids and teens, and an Annual Improv Summer camp. They are as resident artists with Young Audiences of Maryland (YAMD) performing in assemblies and teacher residencies in schools across Maryland.


  • Terry Withers, Managing Director
  • Mike Harris, Artistic Director
  • Michael Hartwell, Education Director

Contact Information


  • The BIG Theater

Former Venue(s)

  • Fells Point Corner Theatre
  • Mobtown Theater
  • The Patterson
  • The Strand
  • The Mercury Theater
  • The Single Carrot Theater

Current House Troupes

  • Aftermath
  • Bears Only
  • Brisket
  • GUS
  • Hostel
  • Lekker
  • Old City
  • Plan B
  • Training for Prom
  • The Conservatory: The Conservatory is a training program including indie and student players for 4 month stints of intensive coaching, rehearsal, and performance.
    • Nature's Dirt
    • Imaginary Friends
    • State Capitals
    • Mommy's Wine Club

Special Projects

  • After School Grandma
  • Casually Dope
  • Communikate
  • Fag Hag
  • Ghost Party
  • Local Spot
  • Heather With Strangers
  • One of Us Is Drunk: The audience gets to guess who was drunk
  • Scripted
  • Unscripted
  • Queerprov: LGBT mash-up

Former House Troupes

  • Ice Cream Social
  • Mister Licorice
  • Moving Walkways
  • Uderhall
  • Photobomb
  • Population: Six
  • The Conservatory
    • Fractal
    • Brisket
    • LaRage

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