AU Improv: American University’s premier improvisational theatre troupe Since 1996, performs long-form improv on and off campus throughout the semester, and creates a hibachi experience for audiences– making everything up right in front of your eyes!

Who We Are

Jadyn Newman

Eboard, SPA/SOC, 2023, Jadyn is just really confused most of the time. She works as a full-time overreacter. Notable personality traits include: drinking all but the last 3 sips of every iced coffee, falling asleep in any position at any time of day, and talking about being from Chicago (like actually NEVER shutting up about Chicago). Jadyn can usually be found in the 3rd floor SOC women’s bathroom crying about any minor inconvenience.

Hannah Callan

Eboard, SIS, 2023 Hannah is studying SIS, like everyone else at this school. She recently escaped the woods of Washington, to which she must return to at the end of the year or she will become a tree herself. This kind of bums her out cause it’s pretty hard to do improv or rock climb as a tree.

Logan Forbis

Social Media, SOC, 2023 Logan is from Greensboro, North Carolina and is majoring in the dying art of journalism. Being raised by a third-generation mortician, Logan grew up on hide and seek in the casket room and religiously watching the Addams Family, often comparing her own uncle to uncle Fester. In her free time, she enjoys running, bullet journaling, and looking at pictures of pugs.

Jason Shrago

Eboard, SPA, 2023

What We Do

Open Practices! AU Improv holds open practices occasionally to meet up with other students and create improv together. Using some basic improv skills, anyone is able to perform with us in scenes and show off their storytelling and joke-making skills! Come to watch your friends or participate yourself, it’s always a fun time!

Long-Form Shows consist of scenes that are 20-30 minutes long where we create entire worlds on stage. Going for a more story-based performance, the laughs we get are all based in characters and storyline rather than one-liners. With only the troupe onstage, suggestions from the audience allow us to make everything up on the spot.

When We Do It


We perform various shows throughout the semester that are open to anyone and everyone!

Due to COVID-19, all shows have been cancelled for the semester.

See you guys in the fall!

Say Hi

This is a contact page with some basic contact information and a contact form.