We are professional improvisers with many years of experience performing improv and leading master classes in improvisation.
We have toured internationally and have headlined improv festival, won awards, and are sought after as both performers,
directors and trainers.
We have designed these programs after working in improvisation for years, realizing the transferable skills of improv to the professional world. The skills of improvisation are the same skills we use to conduct a presentation, to interact with clients and to brainstorm creative ideas with our team.
Using improv formats and exercises we unlock your own natural creativity and your inner improviser to heighten your own innate ability to collaborate with others.
“In addition to reviving classic bits by the likes of Abbot and Costello and Nichols and May, Curtis and Sim riff on the dynamics of those teams with improv that proves the crack timing and rapid-fire verbal one-up-man-ship isn't just an influence on them, it's also their own achievement.”
“The duo do break out an improv. They’re so sufficiently adept they’d make you think it was scripted....”
-Winnipeg Free Press
“Caity and Stephen are the X-Factor, the unexplainable piece of the puzzle, in everything they work on. Their openness, quick wit, humanity, and willingness to accept the absurd not only has the two of them giggling but it has their audiences remembering them and their work months after an appearance.”
-Nicole Jensen TEDxWinnipeg Lead
We will help you be better at what you do. We will help you be more creative. We will help your team be tighter, work better and enjoy the creative process even more than they do already.
Who we are
Caity Curtis is an improviser, improv trainer and producer. She is a co-founder of The Improv Company. There is a strong chance Caity has already made you laugh at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, the Winnipeg iF... Improv Festival, or the Winnipeg Comedy Festival. She is also one of the longtime hosts of TEDxWinnipeg. She is also the Associate Artistic Director of the Winnipeg Improv Festival.
Stephen Sim is an internationally renowned improviser. He is the Artistic Director of the Winnipeg iF... Improv Festival and co-founder of "The Improv Company". For the last decade and a half, Stephen has been leading master classes in improvisation and performing at festivals across the country and around the world with the improv duo CRUMBS. He can also be found onstage at the Fringe Festival as well as the Winnipeg Comedy Festival. He wants to be in a workshop with you.