Improv Theatre Co. & Training Center

P.I.E. Program

Performing Improv Ensembles (P.I.E.)

Commit, connect, learn, rehearse, perform, improve, repeat…

Leela’s Performing Improv Ensemble Program offers experienced improvisors the rare and valuable opportunity to develop their skills by becoming an active member of a committed ensemble for 11 consecutive weeks (or more). Under the guidance of a highly experienced and educated improvisational theatre director, P.I.E. members have the invaluable opportunity to learn, rehearse, and perform together on a regular basis. Each Performing Improv Ensemble is audition-based and limited to 8 people (adults only, 18+).

Upon completion of the 11 week commitment, select members are invited to re-commit to their ensemble by signing up for another 11 week commitment. Auditions are scheduled quarterly to allow new members to join and current members the flexibility to take breaks, vacations, and participate in other projects. This balance of commitment and flexibility allows Performing Improv Ensemble members to stay committed to one another over time, thus creating a tight-knit high quality ensemble while building their own unique audience.

Performing Improv Ensembles require a $485 contribution per quarter (11 weeks). This allows Leela to sustain by helping to pay for rehearsal and performance space, marketing, management, director’s fees, and other administrative costs. The $485 contribution is used to provide:

• Regular weekly 3 hour rehearsals in a creative space with a highly experienced and educated improvisational theatre director.
• 4-6 performances per quarter with other Leela members at venues throughout San Francisco.
• A Performing Improv Ensemble photo shoot.
• Video recorded performances made available online.
• An ensemble page on Leela’s website.
• Discounted rates on Leela improv intensives and workshops.

P.I.E. Work-Study Opportunities

Each Leela Performing Improv Ensemble includes 1 work-study Production Manager position. The Production Manager receives a 50% discount ($242.50) off of his/her quarterly contribution in exchange for P.I.E. promotion/production work. Production Manager applications can be found in the audition packet.


Leela is searching for playful, honest, committed, intelligent men & women with strong improvisational acting skills for several new *Performing Improv Ensembles (PIE)Our next audition will be on Sunday, January 7, 2018. If you would like to be considered please e-mail your headshot/resume or an amazing alternative to Once we have your information we will contact you with all of the relevant audition information and e-mail you the audition packet.

*Please note, you must have completed Improv I, II, III, and IV at Leela to be eligible to participate in the P.I.E. program.