Lena Dunham started as an idea to bring together Black improvisers in DC who were usually the only Black member of their improv team.
Comprised of veteran DC improvisers, Lena Dunham performs thoughtful, quick hitting, and sometimes deep comedic takes on Black culture informed by our unique individual perspectives from information we get about an audience member’s Black friend. Just kidding, we are just trying to make you laugh until you pass out.
No two Lena Dunham shows are alike because no two Black friends are alike. We are not a monolith so come to a show and share some details about your friendships with Black people and watch as we give you a thousand different angles on what it feels like and means to be someone’s Black friend.
Photo by Jeff Salmore