The sessions of improvscience are designed with the scientist in mind. They use the vetted practice of improvisational theater training to create a context (a stage) in which individuals can develop their skills at working in a group, listening, directing, and exploiting the group’s collective resources. Such training is now commonly used to support leadership development and innovation in the fields of business and design. Improvisational theater training has much to offer the scientific community as well. The ability to take risks intellectually, to generate and explore ideas with colleagues, and to build on the contributions of others are essential skills for scientific leaders and are the primary benefits of improvisational theater training.