Improv for Medical Simulations

Wednesday, March 29 @ 7:00 PM

Improv for Medical Simulations

Led by Melissa Bowler

Learn techniques, common cases, and formative feedback in this 3 hour workshop focused on improv for medical simulation. Medical Simulation is a learning tool used by many hospitals and universities in the area. Actors versed in such skills can find paid improv work in this field. Medical Simulation utilizes dramatic improv to help train professionals and students, communication skills and new protocols.

  • Time: 7pm - 10pm
  • Class size is limited to 16 students
  • Must have completed level 2 or have instructor's permission

Melissa Bowler has been making that paper doing medical simulations since 2010. She's the resident actor for Women & Infants Hospital Simulation Center as well as a standardized patient for Brown Med School. She coordinates PIG's simulation acting program with Rhode Island College and freelance acts for lifespan, Johnson and Wales, and URI. Her work in training simulation actors has been published in EM Resident  and RI Medical Journal. Ol' Melissa is also the Executive Director of the Providence Improv Guild.


$ 20.00


PIG Kickoff Auction


Auction  STARTS January 13, 2017 8:00 PM EST

ENDS January 23, 2017 11:45 PM EST

Several artists from within the PIG community have donated works in various media, all featuring pigs! 

Last year sucked. Start 2017 year off with good karma! Your winning bids help give performers a place to perform, teach improv, create real work for artists, and help PIG connect with all kinds of communities. In short, #PIGisagoodtime.

Providence Improv Guild (PIG)


The Providence Improv Guild is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization centered around Improv Comedy. We teach classes, maintain a stage, and develop work for local improv artists. We are a community run organization which relies on the tremendous talent, tenacity, and teamwork of our members to create a place where friends are found and connections are made.

PIG has become a place to go to see all your friends and laugh with them. #PIGisagoodtime has become our unofficial hashtag to highlight the fun we have while practicing our craft. Come see a show. Come be friends!

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The Anniversary Show already happened on Saturday, June 18th. But you can still donate!

Since it's our fourth year of existence, we'd like to ask you to donate $4, $44, or $444 (or any amount you'd be willing to give). Your support will help us continue to bringing improv classes to people of all ages and abilities. We'll be able to improve our performance space and continue putting on the comedy shows you've come to love. Not that we always do comedy... because donating also helps us ensure that shows like Redrum can happen every year. Please give $4, $44, or $444 to keep PIG a good time. (#4forPIG)

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