Inspirado is an improv competition at the Magnet Theater.
Two teams compete during each show. Each team selects a challenge at the beginning of the show that must inspire their set. There are 9 categories of challenges. Each category corresponds to a different letter in the word INSPIRADO. To become an INSPIRADO champion, a team must win a 9 weeks in a row, and must complete a challenge from each category:
I – Individual
N – Nerdy
S – Stylistic
P – Physical
I – Indianapolis
R – Random
A – Artsy
D – Dumb
O – Oh Shit! (NOTE: an “Oh Shit” challenge can only be selected after a team has won 8 weeks straight. It’s the final boss.)
The audience votes on each set, the votes are tallied, and a winner is declared. The winning team returns the next week to defend their title. Those rare few who become Inspirado champions are remembered in the annals of improv history for all of time.