Meet Marina Swain, our new Director of EDIT Programming

The GroupMind Foundation is proud to announce the addition of Marina Swain to the GMF team as the Director of EDIT Programming. Marina is a Denver-based improviser who performs in several shows including Bent, Denver’s premiere all-LGBTQ improv comedy team; At the Barre, the all-female dance improv team; and Queercomers, an improv show celebrating new and up-and-coming queer improvisers. We are thrilled to have Marina joining our GMF community.

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Marina Swain

GMF Director of EDIT Programming

“An edit, in improv, is the act of interrupting or ending a scene,"  Marina explains.  "The improv scene in Denver, like nearly all other cities, has been largely dominated by white, male, cisgender, heterosexual performers.  We are seeking to EDIT the Denver improv scene, and make space for performers of all genders, sexual orientations, and colors.”

Our EDIT Programming was created to provide women, trans, femme, non-binary and POC improvisers with workshops, performance opportunities and networking events in order to support and promote gender parity onstage, in the classroom and in the community.

EDIT Improv Mixers

On the fourth Tuesday of each month, we invite you to come hang out at Improper City, grab a few drinks and meet other femme-identifying improvisers. EDIIT Improv Mixers are from 5-8pm and are coming up on 1/22, 2/26, 3/26 and 4/26.

EDIT Improv Workshops

In fall of 2018, the GMF presented a series of Workshops for Women+, which were an opportunity for the female-identifying performers in the Denver community to come together on Saturday mornings to share experiences and work with some of the badass female instructors and improviser to work on techniques and tools that are unique to the non-male improv experience. When the series wrapped up, participants were eager to continue working with the supportive group of like-minded folks, and so Marina stepped up to extend the programming and plan an extended series of EDIT offerings.

Look for venue and instructor announcements soon, but our EDIT workshops will be held on the second and fourth Saturday on each month. Our dates for the Winter/Spring are:

  • February 9th & 23rd

  • March 9th & 23rd

  • April 13th & 27th

Questions about our EDIT Program? You can contact Marina at Marina@GroupMindCO.org to chat about programming, find out about our mixers or just welcome her to the team!

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