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 three consecutive months (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 three month commitment, select members are invited to re-commit to their ensemble by signing up for another three month 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 $500 contribution every 3 months. This allows Leela to sustain by helping to pay for rehearsal and performance space, marketing, management, director’s fees, and other administrative costs. The $500 contribution is used to provide:

• Regular weekly 3 hour rehearsals in a nice space with a highly experienced and educated improvisational theatre director.
• Performances 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.


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, June 18, 2017. If you would like to be considered please email your headshot/resume or an amazing alternative to Once we have your information we will contact you with all of the audition information.

*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.