About ITS

Improv Theatre Sydney is a creative, inclusive and world-class school for students of improvisation. We are Sydney’s first and only dedicated improv theatre.

Improvisation is a collaborative method of creating live, spontaneous theatre. We teach people how to conceive original scenes in the moment, spontaneously discovering ideas, relationships and worlds – all from a single audience suggestion.

Our performance ensemble and student alumni includes Alex Lee (The Checkout), Bridie Connell (ARIA award-winner, Tonightly), Sam Mac (Sunrise), Kyran Wheatley (triple j), Susie Youssef (The Project), David Collins (The Umbilical Brothers) as well as award-winning comedians Steen Raskopoulos and Carlo Ritchie (The Bear Pack), Tom Walker (MICF Award nominee), Bec Melrose (2018 Raw Comedy winner) and more.

In addition to improv classes, we also offer sketch, stand-up, and other speciality courses written and taught by industry professionals (Tonightly’s Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd, Hughesy, We Have A Problem head writer Penny Greenhalgh). We’ve facilitated corporate workshops for national and international clients including Google, Commonwealth Bank, EY (Ernst & Young), Buzzfeed, Sydney Thunder, Barnados Australia and Stryker.

Improv is by its nature participatory and is emboldened by a diversity within its audiences and performers. ITS aims to provide a space where all people can perform together, embracing the mosaic of Sydney’s multiculturalism, religious plurality, gender and sexual diversity.

Above all, we believe that improv is and should be an enjoyable experience. Don’t think, have fun.

Welcome to ITS.

We would not exist without Giant Dwarf Theatre.

Improv Theatre Sydney acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this nation. We acknowledge The Gadigal People of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the lands on which our company is located and where we conduct our business. We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past, present and emerging.

Anna Renzenbrink trained primarily with Impro Melbourne & has been improvising for over 15 years. Anna has explored impro at home and abroad by participating in festivals in Canberra, Phoenix, Austin, NZ & most recently in Amsterdam. After moving from Melbourne to Sydney in 2016 Anna joined the Improv Theatre Sydney Ensemble where is she...
Edan Lacey is an award winning actor, director and improviser and co-founder of Improv Theatre Sydney. He trained in Spolin Theatre Games at the New Actor’s Workshop in New York City, a school founded by legendary director Mike Nichols, George Morrison and improvisation pioneer Paul Sills. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University...
Jane is an actor, improviser and writer. She has trained with Impro Australia, The Big Hoo-Haa and completed three years of intensive actor training at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). During her time at WAAPA she starred in the ABC TV miniseries The War that Changed Us. Since graduating, Jane has become an...
Joshua Magee is an actor, writer & comedian from Perth, WA. He holds a BA in Film & Performance Studies from Curtin University where he also performed in various productions as an ensemble member of the Hayman Theatre Company from 2008-2011 before moving to Sydney to complete a graduate diploma in screenwriting at the Australian...
Laura has been performing for over fifteen years. She has worked creatively with not for profit organisations such as Camp Quality, The Starlight Children’s Foundation, Ted Noffs & Milkcrate Theatre. Laura is a 2017 Young Social Pioneer with the Foundation for Young Australians – developing and sharing her improv comedy program for people with anxiety....
Marcel wrote his first play at the age of nineteen in 2007 for the Adelaide Fringe. He has written and directed original works each year since for the festival from musicals to experimental theatre. He has now performed in every Adelaide Fringe since. In 2011 he entered the world of stand-up comedy and was nominated...
Natascha offers a warm, inclusive and encouraging approach to her yoga classes. Combining creative, considered and playful sequencing, Natascha invites you to cultivate a sense of curiosity, compassion and courage both on and off the yoga mat. Natascha is committed to creating a supportive, safe and calming space for all people in all bodies. She...
Scott is an Acting graduate from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. He has trained in improvisation with Improv Theatre Sydney and in Chicago at the iO Theatre and The Second City. Scott has performed on stage across Australia with Bell Shakespeare, Melbourne Theatre Company, Sport For Jove, Griffin Theatre Co, Black Swan State...
One half of Australia’s most dynamic improv duo, ‘The Bear Pack’ with his fellow ITs director Carlo Ritchie, Steen Raskopoulos has been writing and performing in sketch comedy and improvised stage shows since he was eighteen, and was crowned the youngest ever Theatresports National Champion of Australia. In 2013 his debut solo sketch show ‘bruce springSTEEN LIVE...
Susie Youssef is a Sydney-based comedian, writer, actor, MC, improviser and producer. She has performed, trained and hosted for both the commercial and corporate markets in Sydney and around the world since 2005. She has also written, performed and produced comedy for radio and television in Australia. As a comedian and improviser, Susie has performed...

ITS Headshots were taken by Bree Bain at breebainphotography.com.

Anna Renzenbrink trained primarily with Impro Melbourne & has been improvising for over 15 years. Anna has explored impro at home and abroad by participating in festivals in Canberra, Phoenix, Austin, NZ & most recently in Amsterdam. After moving from Melbourne to Sydney in 2016 Anna joined the Improv Theatre Sydney Ensemble where is she...
Edan Lacey is an award winning actor, director and improviser and co-founder of Improv Theatre Sydney. He trained in Spolin Theatre Games at the New Actor’s Workshop in New York City, a school founded by legendary director Mike Nichols, George Morrison and improvisation pioneer Paul Sills. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University...
Harriet is a Sydney based actor and theatre maker. In high school she jumped onto the Theatresports bandwagon with Impro Australia, and then found her way into writing and performing sketch comedy with the Arts Review and Make Way for Ducklings at USYD. In 2015 she graduated form WAAPA, and currently teaches acting, improv, and...
Joshua Magee is an actor, writer & comedian from Perth, WA. He holds a BA in Film & Performance Studies from Curtin University where he also performed in various productions as an ensemble member of the Hayman Theatre Company from 2008-2011 before moving to Sydney to complete a graduate diploma in screenwriting at the Australian...
Laura has been performing for over fifteen years. She has worked creatively with not for profit organisations such as Camp Quality, The Starlight Children’s Foundation, Ted Noffs & Milkcrate Theatre. Laura is a 2017 Young Social Pioneer with the Foundation for Young Australians – developing and sharing her improv comedy program for people with anxiety....
Marcel wrote his first play at the age of nineteen in 2007 for the Adelaide Fringe. He has written and directed original works each year since for the festival from musicals to experimental theatre. He has now performed in every Adelaide Fringe since. In 2011 he entered the world of stand-up comedy and was nominated...
One half of Australia’s most dynamic improv duo, ‘The Bear Pack’ with his fellow ITs director Carlo Ritchie, Steen Raskopoulos has been writing and performing in sketch comedy and improvised stage shows since he was eighteen, and was crowned the youngest ever Theatresports National Champion of Australia. In 2013 his debut solo sketch show ‘bruce springSTEEN LIVE...
Susie Youssef is a Sydney-based comedian, writer, actor, MC, improviser and producer. She has performed, trained and hosted for both the commercial and corporate markets in Sydney and around the world since 2005. She has also written, performed and produced comedy for radio and television in Australia. As a comedian and improviser, Susie has performed...

ITS Headshots were taken by Bree Bain at breebainphotography.com.