We’re proud to have a community of teachers and coaches involved here, helping to get improvisers of all skills and ages into real live improv performance. If you’re looking for anyone to teach an improv workshop or coach your improv team, you can reach out to one of these fine folks!


Jeff Ash

Jeff Ash is the owner and Artistic Director of Westside Improv Studio and coaches several of our teams as well as our Players Workshop students. Read more here!



Alyssa Barringer

Alyssa Barringer has been teaching and coaching improv in the Chicago suburbs since 2007. She has worked with college students at Wheaton College, teenagers at the Greenhouse, and players of all ages at Westside Improv. She is a graduate of the i.O. Training Center. Check out her improv blog!

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Josh Hepler


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Anne Marie Irey

Anne Marie Irey has been involved in theater for over twenty years. She minored in Theatre at Saint Mary’s College and earned her M.Ed. at DePaul University. Anne Marie is an Alum of The Second City and she spent several years performing improv in Chicago. Previously, she taught 4th grade at Sacred Heart School, where she founded an after school drama program. For the past two years, Anne Marie has taught the Children’s Workshop at Wheaton Drama.