Mission Statement & Core Values

Mission Statement

The mission of the Syracuse Improv Collective is to foster a more vibrant Syracuse community through long-form improvisational comedy performance and training.

Vision Statement

Our vision is for Syracuse to be known for its lively local arts scene by providing a welcoming improv comedy community that supports creative performances and transformative learning for actors and audiences.

Core Values



We do long-form improv because it’s fun – a creative outlet that is artful, challenging, and rewarding.


At its core, improv is creative collaboration. We approach the activities of the SIC with that same spirit.


We welcome, respect, and support all performers and audience members.


We are committed to cultivating a diverse community in all areas of the organization and seek to reflect our community across race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, and age.


We support the development of our performers in trying new improv forms, using their talents outside of the SIC, and inviting new members to take on responsibilities within the SIC.

We empower our performers, teachers, and students to express and execute fresh creative ideas.

Artistic Freedom

We seek to offer an environment where performers can explore, embracing failure as a natural step on the road to success.