Ellen Idelson Diversity Scholarship

THE ELLEN IDELSON DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

The Ellen Idelson Diversity Scholarship is awarded to students who wish to study narrative improvisation at The Impro Theatre School. The Scholarship’s purpose is to expand the diversity of the unscripted theatre community. We believe that a diverse community of performers is essential to artful and meaningful storytelling. We hope to cultivate a diverse community of improvisers and bring new voices, opinions, and experiences to enrich our community and our stage. We are seeking to increase our diversity of race, ethnicity, age, individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identification as well as economic diversity. The Scholarship covers the enrollment costs of one year of classes at the Impro Theatre School.

ABOUT ELLEN IDELSON

Ellen Idelson was the co-founder of LA Theatresports, the creator of Kidprov, and an extremely talented actor, writer and improviser. Her talent, passion, and warm, contagious spirit influenced a generation of improvisers, shaped the growth of narrative improvisation in Los Angeles, and still inspires how Impro Theatre engages with the world.

TIMELINE AND APPLICATION PROCESS

The Scholarship is awarded annually in the spring. The next application window is February 15 through March 31. We will select scholarship recipients about 6 weeks after each deadline. Check back here closer to the application window date for details on the application process and selection criteria.

CONTACT

For questions, contact Aliza Pearl, Impro Theatre’s Outreach Manager at aliza@improtheatre.com.

Impro Theatre
1727 N. Vermont Ave., #211
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Impro Theatre is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.