STL Improv Anywhere seeks to reintroduce spontaneity and creativity into the everyday by bringing interactive guerrilla performance art to public spaces throughout St. Louis. STL IA encourages citizens to engage more meaningfully with each other and with the shared spaces of their city. Our work invites audience members to become active participants, not merely spectators. We host city-wide events that get people thinking differently, interacting with each other and pushing the boundaries of city-making.
When “performing,” STL IA blurs the line between reality and performance: Am I actually getting arrested? Is that person’s mustache real? In this way, we blend life and art. It is hard to tell when your ‘regular day’ ended and your magical one began. By blurring these lines and placing art in the context of the everyday, we hope to suggest that there is in fact no difference between the mundane and the magical, that the city is special and that its inhabitants are capable of making it interesting.