Class Safety

Reflex Improv aims to provide a safe and inclusive space to have fun and learn about improv comedy. While our intention is to always be respectful, we aren’t censored and sensitive subject matters may come up. If you feel uncomfortable or unsafe for any reason, big or small, you have the right and full permission to say so at any time.

Student Rights

  • You have the right to feel safe during performances, workshops and classes.
  • You have the right to be treated respectfully at all times.
  • You have the right to set your own boundaries for physical contact.
  • You have the right to immediately step out of any scene or situation in which you feel unsafe or uncomfortable with no explanation needed and no judgment given.
  • You have the right to speak openly and honestly with the teacher and owners at any time regarding any situation that arises in class, practice, or shows, and know that you will be heard and respected.
  • You have the right to speak up if you recognize that someone else is feeling uncomfortable or unsafe.
  • You have the right to turn down any suggestion that you feel is offensive, embarrassing or demeaning at any time for any reason.

Safety Phrases

The following are safety phrases a student or teacher can use at any time if a scene, topic, or situation has become uncomfortable or is veering into uncomfortable territory.


A silly but effective ‘safe word’ to signal that a scene, topic, or situation has become unacceptably uncomfortable.

“Time Out”

Either say “Time Out” or make an T with their hands. The scene will pause immediately You have the choice of stating what the problem is or you can step out of the scene entirely and we will reset with something brand new.

“I’m Uncomfortable”

Most direct version. “I’m uncomfortable and don’t like where this is going – let’s change the topic.”
Any of these can be used at any time, and for any reason big or small.