Q: How Can I Become Involved?
A: It’s simple! Capitol Improv primarily uses Facebook to organize events. Becoming a fan of Capitol Improv will also ensure you receive all the info on upcoming missions. We also use Twitter and the Urban Prankster network from time to time so don’t forget to check us out there! Check out the “Important Links” section to keep in touch!
Q: How old do I have to be to participate?
A: We don’t have any formal age restriction unless the location we’re using has an age restriction (for instance a mission in a bar or nightclub.) We do ask that anyone under 18 has parental permission to participate, but we’ve had participants as young as age 2 and as mature as 82!
Q: Will I get in trouble with the law?
A: We always do our best to follow laws and rules within DC and keep our members safe. As long as you follow the guidelines within the missions, you shouldn’t get in trouble. Unfortunately some rules and laws are subjective and other times representatives of the law act outside of the way they were trained. We can never absolutely guarantee you won’t get in trouble with the law, but we fully advocate obeying any orders given to us by law enforcement. The good news is that in our 3 year run no member of our group has been arrested or charged.
Q: Does your group support any particular cause?
A: Besides promoting local entertainment, we like to steer clear of causes, especially of a political or religious nature. The goal of Capitol Improv is to include absolutely everyone without reservation and we want everyone to feel as welcome to the group as possible.
Q: Can we cover your event for a media outlet?
A: Of course you can! We would prefer you remain conscious of the intent of the mission and try not to interfere or detract from that intent, but as long as you keep that in mind we’d love to be covered. The goal of the group is to bring moments of random happiness and confusion to as many people as possible. Also, much of the setup of the mission involves getting the word out to as many people as possible. Simply put: we would be much less effective without some of our media outlets and welcome them on board.
Q: So why do you do what you do?
A: I’ve noticed in my time with Capitol Improv that many of the people who participate also love to perform. We literally have pulled upon all types of performers – from models, to actors, to comedians, to balloon artists to burlesque dancers. Capitol Improv gives the unique opportunity for our members to have a bit of performance space and we love to take it! I also don’t know many people who don’t like to be entertained or gain a story to share with friends. On top of all of that, we always get to meet some great new people with every mission. I think that’s the key to the overwhelming success of Capitol Improv and other groups like it.