Everyone can act. Everyone can Improvise. Anyone who wishes to can play in the theater and learn to become “stageworthy.”  – Viola Spolin

Improv Theatre Sydney – ITS – is a creative, inclusive and world-class school for students of improvisation.

Improvisation is a collaborative method of creating live spontaneous theatre that is always funny, often touching and frequently poignant.  Players conceive original scenes in the moment, spontaneously discovering ideas, relationships and worlds between them, based on a stimulus from the audience.

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 and thriving in the plethora of ideas they provide.

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

Welcome to ITS..

Improv Theatre Sydney 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 and present.

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...
Cale Bain has been performing improvised comedy theatre since 1988 and has taught, workshopped, directed, produced and performed shows around the world ever since. He trained through the Second City Theatre Company in Toronto and has taught for one of Canada’s first longform improv theatre groups, the Impatience Theatre Company. Since moving to Australia, Cale...
Carlo Ritchie is one half of acclaimed improvised comedy duo ‘The Bear Pack’ alongside fellow ITS director Steen Raskopoulos. Since 2008 Carlo has performed in various long and short improvised formats both at home and abroad, including ‘Tennis’, ‘Soap’ and ‘Director’s Mind’ in Sydney, ‘Snort’ in Auckland and ‘Good Luck Barbara’ in Berlin as well...
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...
Kate is an improviser, actor, comedy writer and sketch comedian who has trained with Impro Australia, Improv Theatre Sydney, iO and Second City in Chicago. As a company director, teacher and member of the ITS ensemble, she performs regularly in the ITS Soap Opera at Giant Dwarf and won the 2015 inaugural ITS Smackdown competition...
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 Blanch- de Wilt is an award-winning stand-up comedian, actor and improviser. He holds a Bachelor of Arts / Education, majoring in Drama and English from Flinders University. Marcel has  trained at ITS, studied clowning with the cult-favourite Dr Brown (Netflix’s The Characters) and has taken part in ATYP’s exclusive National Studio for writers. Originally...
Ravenna Gregory has been a secondary school Drama teacher for nearly two decades and has taught in the UK and Australia in girls’, boys’ and coeducational schools in the public and independent systems. She is currently Head of Drama at Cranbrook School. She was the Professional Learning Coordinator for the Association of Independent Schools from...
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...
Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd is enjoying a varied and diverse career as a multi-award winning actor, comedian, improviser, puppeteer, musician, director and a founding member of Weeping Spoon Productions. As half of the Logie nominated and Astra award-winning comedy duo Luke & Wyatt he has written, acted and presented for Nickelodeon, helmed the X-Factor web series Fan Factor and...

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...
Cale Bain has been performing improvised comedy theatre since 1988 and has taught, workshopped, directed, produced and performed shows around the world ever since. He trained through the Second City Theatre Company in Toronto and has taught for one of Canada’s first longform improv theatre groups, the Impatience Theatre Company. Since moving to Australia, Cale...
Carlo Ritchie is one half of acclaimed improvised comedy duo ‘The Bear Pack’ alongside fellow ITS director Steen Raskopoulos. Since 2008 Carlo has performed in various long and short improvised formats both at home and abroad, including ‘Tennis’, ‘Soap’ and ‘Director’s Mind’ in Sydney, ‘Snort’ in Auckland and ‘Good Luck Barbara’ in Berlin as well...
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...
Kate is an improviser, actor, comedy writer and sketch comedian who has trained with Impro Australia, Improv Theatre Sydney, iO and Second City in Chicago. As a company director, teacher and member of the ITS ensemble, she performs regularly in the ITS Soap Opera at Giant Dwarf and won the 2015 inaugural ITS Smackdown competition...
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....
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.