Bridie Connell

Bridie (she/her) is a multi award-winning writer and performer. Her acting credits include We Interrupt This Broadcast, Tonightly with Tom Ballard (for which she won an ARIA award), Whose Line Is It Anyway Australia and many more. Her latest play, The Plan (and Other Plans), co-written with Grace Rouvray, was commissioned by Hothouse Theatre and opened to rave reviews in March 2024.

Bridie is a former national improv champion as well as a World Theatresports Championship finalist. She now appears regularly at ITS in musical troupe Baker’s Eight.

Bridie is an in-demand improv teacher and has worked with students across Australia, New Zealand, the UAE and the UK. She has worked with ITS since its inception and draws on her vast performance experience to create fun, playful and challenging classes.

Improv loves: I love that improv reminds us to PLAY! Play is for everyone, regardless of age or how serious our job titles may be. Being silly and having fun is an important part of life.

Favourite improv advice: Your improv is limited only by your imagination (and gravity).

Offstage: You can find me working my way through recipe books, writing and playing music, and going to dance classes.


“Bridie is an outstanding teacher! She is incredibly funny and clearly has excellent knowledge/skill/ability when it comes to improv. As a teacher, she is enthusiastic, organised, patient, energetic, professional, and supportive. She always created a safe space, where I felt comfortable to explore and play, but at the same time she challenged me to improve and grow.”

— Former student


Agent: Creative Representation