The FairPlay leadership team is made up of 5 people who volunteer their time to lead and organize the many FairPlay members. Learn more about who they are by getting to know one of our leaders; Hannah. An improviser for a decade in the cities, Hannah has her hands in a lot of different projects.
Why did you want to be part of the leadership team?
I have always been involved in social justice work. I am interested in purposeful creation of safe spaces, and giving people access to normally privileged opportunities. I think it is incredibly important to elevate the voices and stories that are not being told. Improv is normally white, male, cis and hetero. I want to be part of expanding what is normal in the improv community, and I am thrilled to be doing that work alongside four other incredible people who are equally passionate about equity for women.
What are you most excited about in regards to FairPlayMN in the improv community?
Right now we are seeing a lot of people questioning their own biases. Many people have come forward to us and said that the work that FairPlay is doing has woken them up to some of their own personal prejudices. I am also excited that FairPlay has a blossoming relationship with Blackout Improv. Through an awareness of intersectionality, we hope to find better ways to increase representation and dismantle the systems of oppression that make comedy and improv specifically an unsafe place for marginalized folks.
What do you like to do when you’re not improvising?
I own a small business so I work a lot. I lift weights and compete in olympic weightlifting often. It’s great fun and makes me feel capable and confident as hell. I also love to spend time with my hubs and my dog petey, who is kind of famous.
3 dumb words you like the sound of:
Curmudgeon, doppelganger, tinge
Where can we see you perform?
Show X – Mondays, 8 pm @ HUGE Theater. Shrieking Harpies at the Twin Cities Horror Festival on the following dates/times:
Fri, Oct 25 @ 5:30pm
Sat, Oct 26 @ 8:30pm
Sun, Oct 27 @ 10pm
Wed, Oct 30 @ 11:30pm
Sat, Nov 2 @ 2:30pm
How many improvisers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
I think most of us would just ask Molly Chase if she could help.