Females are strong as hell! Watch Victoria Koenitzer prove it.

By day, she is a powerhouse attorney and by night, Victoria finds her voice on stage. Although originally “terrified” of the idea of getting up and presenting, she fell in love with improv as a way to feel confident in her job. She finds that both in law and improv, although historically male dominated, are quickly shifting to a place where women’s voices are supported and promoted. Meet Victoria!

(Re)Learn to Listen with Community Spotlight: Ariel Weingarten!

We feel so lucky to have a community member like Ariel in our midst. Not only do they have an infectious joy whenever we are all together, they have an amazing amount of insight and intellect. They are one of the few exceptions of our student community, having had a bit of improv experience in Toronto before googling improv here in San Diego and finding out about us. One of the most interesting parts of their journey is that they jumped right on stage during our open jams and played with students and house team members before ever taking a … Read More

Get Vulnerable with Community Spotlight Pete Olsen!

Pete and his partner, Travis started a cross country journey to San Diego and happened to find founder Amy Lisewski was looking at that time for roommates. Is there anything more “Yes! And…” then a new life beginning, in a new city, with a brand new home? Well luckily for Pete his roommate owned an improv theatre and he dove right into our community! As a student and current work study participant, Pete has found his improv family here at Finest City Improv. His life has changed most distinctively in the fact that he has found himself off the side … Read More

Laugh with #BestImprovFriends Sarah and Jen!

For our very first double community spotlight, we had to sit down and chat with two ladies who met in level 1 improv and now are inseparable parts of each other’s lives. Both of them joined improv to spark joy in their lives– Sarah’s husband was deployed, and Jen was facing life choices and a need for change. Through improv they not only found each other, but also a new found confidence and joy. Sarah shares more of her improv journey: “Improv has grown to be a major part of my life in a very short period of time. I … Read More

Creativity flows with Community Spotlight, Suzanne Bates!

Suzanne’s infectious joy in the improv community is easily seen within moments of meeting her. Improv has opened up her creative flow and helped her be more open to inspiration in all forms of her life. She recently moved to San Diego from Portland, Oregon, to chase her dreams of studying sunshine and cheering surfers. She came with a little bit of experience and a great big love for improv and has found her home here with her class and an all female team called “And She Was”. Learn more about Suzanne’s journey and meet more of our community by … Read More

Kick off 2019 with Student Spotlight, Kory McKiou!

“There is an unlimited creative freedom on the stage, and you don’t get that with most hobbies.” Reminiscing about how easy it was in college to join new hobbies, Kory McKiou our January spotlight shares that improv was the first place for him that allowed a much needed creative space. Kory is an engineer by day, and less than a year ago, someone without any theatre experience. Now he is a member of our graduate team and many indie teams. Want your life to be completely different, more fun, and with hundreds of more friends by this time next year? Give improv a try!  Sign up for an Introductory class today. Want to meet more FCI … Read More

Treat Your Self! Like Jennifer Mason did.

“Choose scary things to do, and the things that happen to you in life won’t seem so scary.” That’s what Jennifer believes and improv was one of those scary things she took a chance on.  A self-identified introvert that deals with anxiety, she decided last year to treat herself and sign up for an improv class for her birthday. Her goal was to get some more bravery in her 49th year. We are so proud of Jennifer and so happy that she is a part of our improv community. Learn more about Jen’s improv experience and how she uses improv to … Read More

Make lifelong friends with Josh Garcia!

Josh is currently a level 5 student at Finest City Improv. He is originally from Altus, Oklahoma. He finds himself in San Diego by way of El Paso, Los Angeles & Houston. He first was introduced to improv in Los Angeles at iO West. Currently a level 5 student, he also performs with Brown Privilege, In The Buff, Castaway and sometimes Catfish Souls! He works as a software implementation consultant.  Learn more about Josh’s journey to a new town and discover his community by checking out the video below. Ready to have fun and feel like a kid again? Give improv a … Read More

“Play Like a Kid Again” with Mandy Griffith – our Community Spotlight!

Mandy Griffith is a Level 6 graduate and a proud member of the FCI community. That’s why she’s our Community Spotlight! Mandy’s Level 1 class stuck together from beginning to end, and now they’re all great friends who might have never found each other without taking that first step… signing up for improv! Learn more about Mandy’s journey through the FCI program by checking out the video below. Ready to have fun and feel like a kid again? Give improv a try! We’ve got a FREE Discover Improv class coming up on June 27th. Sign up soon, spaces fill up … Read More

Jump in with Student Spotlight Rachael Guerra

Rachael is in her final term of classes at Finest City Improv. She shares that her awesome class and amazing teachers who have guided her are her reasons that “she will never stop doing improv.” We are sad to see Rachael go but support her as her career is taking her all the way to New York City! That’s an awesome YES! And… Meet Rachael! Rachael joined our community last year in our Weekend Intensive class which is now enrolling for its 2018 summer session. Want to pack 7 weeks of fun into one awesome weekend? Give improv a try!