Leah DonnellaWashington Improv Theater
Leah is from Philadelphia, PA, (home to the 2017 Superbowl champs and the 2018 NBA champs.)
I started improv in 2013, right after college. Since then, I’ve performed on two Harold teams in Philly (1816 and Jackaloupe), and helped start American Express – Philadelphia’s favorite all POC improv team. I also perform in a duo called Sister Brother with my real-life brother.
By day, she works for NPR’s Code Switch team, where she tells stories about race, identity and culture. She also runs a racial advice column called “Ask Code Switch,” but will happily dole out unsolicited advice on other topics. By night, Leah is a big fan of gardening, grocery shopping, and gentle exercise. She was captain of her college cheerleading squad, and is always happy to be someone’s hype man.