The Oakland Improv Collective is dedicated to:
- Increasing community access to the performing arts by performing in unconventional venues and environments
- Encouraging an interactive audience experience in which the audience members themselves are integral to the performance
- Highlighting the cultural and historical contexts of performance sites
- Raising the profile of the performing arts in Oakland
The Oakland Improv Collective was founded by Tania Lisa Llambelis and Darcie Luce, performing artists with extensive experience in theatre and dance.