2nd drop-in session to improvisation at the Genopode, 27.04.2023 in room 5022

Following the success of the 1st improvisation workshop, a second one is scheduled on Thursday April 27 at 6PM again.
This time, more focus will be placed on science. Do not miss this last opportunity on site!


Theatrical and comedy improvisation – “improv” for short – is an art form where performers create scenes on the spot, without written dialogue or a predetermined plan. The goal is to explore one’s creativity and thereby create compelling short scenes in a team.Through applied improv techniques, one can train skills essential to science communication such as presentation skills, teamwork, and thinking on one’s feet.


1. To introduce the main concepts of improvisation.
2. To train helpful skills for science communication.
3. To get to know your colleagues in a fun and safe environment.
4. To integrate into an already established improv drop in program by the Catalyst.


– No prior improv experience is required.
– Place: CIG, room 5022- Date: Thursday April 27, 2023.- Time: 18:00 – 19:30.
– FREE but registration mandatory 

Who we are

The Catalyst is a science-entertainment collective made up of enthusiastic researchers and other professionals that use entertainment as a means of engaging with the public around scientific content. We use skills grounded in improv, theater, and film to create a variety of media including improv shows (CatCave9, a monthly science-improv show running since 2016), theatrical plays, immersive games, and more.

Participants are limited to 12, so please don’t wait too long to register here: https://framadate.org/4JeIDULVgbsUdITS
The sessions are a safe environment for CIG and DBC members to develop their communication skills in a funny way.

If you have questions about the program, please contact gustavo@thecatalyst.ch (Gustavo was PhD student at the CIG and has been part of the Catalyst association since the very beginning)