Nina HsuWashington Improv Theater
Nina Hsu hails from Philadelphia, PA. She signed up for a WIT class in 2014 to better manage her Type A tendencies. She still harbors those tendencies, but she has been delighted to discover so much more along the way.
During the day, she proudly sciences. In her spare time, she hunts for tacos and has a thing for sunsets.
Nina is a firm believer that everyone should take an improv class.
Nina loves unlocking the creative potential in students and watching them discover it in themselves. The improv classroom provides a joyful, supportive environment for students to discover that they can take risks, find unexpected connections, work together, and have a blast along the way.
Nina completed the Washington Improv Theater curriculum in 2015. She is currently a member of WIT Ensemble Nox! and special projects Citizens’ Watch and Die! Die! Die!. Previously, she played with WIT Harold Teams Tiovivo, Wallawoo, and Blot. She also frolics with indie troupes Runaway Train, The Hypothesis, and Reina, and is a member of 2018 Fighting Improv Smackdown Tournament winners Double Date (alongside Chris Ulrich and Jane White). During the day, she is an #ActualLivingScientist.
“Nina is obviously so plugged into the improv world and speaks with such a base of knowledge. Not only does she teach the instinctual, feel-y, onstage aspects of improv super well, but she also really digs into the theory behind everything in a super accessible and insightful way. She always encouraged us not just to perform well, but examine the discrete components of performance and WHY we do them.”
“Nina is incredibly supportive and encouraging in any and every situation… there are some bad scenes and stuff that doesn’t work. And yet somehow, even in scenes that you could tell everyone thought was a train wreck, Nina manages to find a nugget of wisdom or a valuable takeaway.”