Lancaster Improv Players

Est. 2015

Lancaster Improv Players (LIP), founded in 2015, has performed throughout Pennsylvania. In addition to our home in Lancaster, we've performed in Philadelphia, York, Harrisburg, Reading, State College and Lebanon, PA. Our members have performed at festivals including the Pittsburgh Comedy Festival, the Baltimore Improv Festival, the Steelstacks Improv Festival in Bethlehem, PA and the NYC Improv Fest.

LIP became an independent nonprofit organization in 2019. We opened up our theater at 10 S. Prince St. in Downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania. LIP teams perform on our stage weekly. We offer an entertaining mix of long- and short-form, crafting an unforgettable experience for the audience!​

Serving through laughter, Lancaster Improv Players (LIP) is a comedy theater group that studies, performs and teaches long- and short-form improv comedy locally and regionally.
A funnier community

  1. Social Responsibility. We believe in being a strong part of our community. We will work with schools and colleges – nonprofits and businesses to meet our mission and vision.

  2. Collaboration. Everyone should laugh. We are funnier together. LIP will work with other troupes, artists, organizations, and individuals to meet the needs of our community.

  3. Quality. Every practice. Every performance. Every workshop. We will work every day to improve our art.

  4. Open-Minded. We will take risks and encourage our community to do the same.

Our Team

Board of Directors
President: Bill Dewan
Vice President: Shannon Maguire
Treasurer: William Rosenwinkel
Secretary: TBD
Artistic Director: Austin Rittle
Operations Director: Mike Andrews
At Large Members: Sammi Baker, Josh McCune, Guinevere Cousins, Linda Tripp, Jill Hahn


16 S. Prince St. Lancaster, PA - 17603​



First & Third Fridays: 8pm
All Saturdays: 8pm

Streamed on Twitch.tv/LancasterImprovPlayers

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