K.I.S.S. (Kennesaw Improv Society, Stupid!)

Improv Dangerously is the mantra of the organization, popularly known as “Kennesaw Improv Society, Stupid!” or “K.I.S.S.”. No blood, no foul. Sidesplitting, surprising, and sometimes, absolutely silly. Keep your hands inside the ride, folks. Buckle up.

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Sidesplitting, surprising, and sometimes, absolutely silly.

Auditions for the K.I.S.S. are held at the beginning of every fall semester. The ensemble meets weekly throughout the semester for two sessions.

ALL-SKATES takes place on Tuesday evenings as scheduled, usually twice each month at 8:00 pm, during which time participants play with various improvisation formats and methods. ALL KSU students are welcome, member of the ensemble or not. Come one, come all.

The ensemble meets separately to rehearse improv formats and scenarios, honing their skills in preparation for various performances.

Each of these showcases features the student ensemble and a professional guest performer. Many of our guests are members of Dad’s Garage, an internationally renowned Atlanta theatre company that showcases improvisation as their core performance genre. 

K.I.S.S. has also performed in NYC at Upright Citizen’s Brigade’s Del Close Marathon, appears annually at the Southern Regions of the College Improv Tournament, and has recently been working with Stainmaster Carpets and KSU CARE Center on video shorts for their organizations.

On campus, off campus, high schools, businesses, conferences, and fundraisers: K.I.S.S. will improv anywhere the invitation takes us—anywhere that needs a good belly laugh.

To arrange a performance, please contact Professor Emily Kitchens via email: ekitche7@kennesaw.edu