Macey Schiff

Macey Schiff became an improv fan before she could fully appreciate what it meant to be an improv fan when she requested an improv troupe perform at her bat mitzvah. The passion lay dormant for years, until she joined the University of Delaware's long-form troupe Riot Act.

Like many others before her, Macey had no idea how much her life in DC would change when she signed up for her first improv class, and she is so thankful for the wonderful way that it has. She is currently a member of WIT ensemble Madeline, director and performer with WIT production Improv Actually, member of the all-lady indie team, Sweater Kittens, and one half of the indie duo Oof!

She has also performed with FIST teams Just Friends, Not About Your Dog, and Brunch?, plus indie teams Rarely Brunchable, Poetic License, Sandwich and the Jets, and Probably Robbers.

In addition to improv, Macey enjoys confetti, being at the front for concerts, Edward Norton, and trying to figure out ways to pet the puppies she sees on the street.

Photo by Jeff Salmore

Current Ensembles
Favorite color
Orange
Favorite past Halloween costumes
Gulliver of Gulliver's Travels, Wishbone (the dog), Dorothy (4 times over), A Dinosaur

Macey Schiff became an improv fan before she could fully appreciate what it meant to be an improv fan when she requested an improv troupe perform at her Bat Mitzvah. The passion lay dormant for years, until she joined the University of Delaware's long-form troupe Riot Act.

Like many others before her, Macey had no idea how much her life in DC would change when she signed up for her first improv class, and she is so thankful for the wonderful way that it has. She met some of her very best friends going through the WIT curriculum, and she sometimes still can’t believe how she’s come full circle and now gets to watch other friendships be made. She encourages her students to use improv as a way to explore situations and ideas that we can’t always do “in real life”, and to embrace all of the opportunities that the DC improv community presents.

Macey has been teaching at WIT since 2014. She is currently a member of WIT ensemble Madeline, director and performer with WIT production Improv Actually, member of the all-lady indie team, Sweater Kittens, and one half of the indie duo Oof!

Student feedback

“Macey was constructive in her feedback and had a high level of enthusiasm”

“it was a fun, honest, open and safe environment to learn and grow”

“Macey was very good at giving constructive feedback in a way that was kind and helpful, while still honest and direct”

Current Ensembles
Spirit animal
According to spiritanimal.info, a bear?
Favorite guilty pleasure movie
Bubble Boy!