Susan Kaessinger, founder of Improv Etc., has been teaching, coaching, directing and performing improvisational theater for over 25
years. Since 2001, Improv Etc. has offered corporate training, improvisation classes, and private coaching to adults and children.
As a corporate trainer, Susanís clients include NBC Universal, Oracle Software, The NY Bar Association, The Peoples Publishing Company,
TekScape, et al.
As a faculty member of the prestigious Lucy Moses School since 2008, she teaches improvisation to children
and adults, including for their Summer Musical Theater Workshop. In addition, Starting in 2019, she began teaching an after school
program at Stuyvesant High School. Susan has also taught workshops for the parents and siblings of special needs children for The
Hebrew Academy for Special Children (HASC), homeschooled children for NYCHEA (New York City Home Educators Alliance) and an after
school program at Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope.
Since 2015, Susan has offered low cost improv training to a diverse,
low-income adult population in Manhattan and Brooklyn. From 2010-2016, Susan performed regularly with her improv team Mishmash! and
was the recipient of the Creek Award for Best Improv in 2013. Susan was also featured in the online magazine Salted Scarletry in 2014.