Lyn Pierse



Lyn is Australia’s most recognised Improvisation teacher. As a teacher of actors, standup comics, improvisors, opera singers teachers, writers and performance artists she has taught some of Austalia’s best.

She pioneered Theatresports® teaching across Australia, New Zealand and Japan and for more than 30 years has been at the grass roots of teaching and directing improvisation and Theatresports including the “Cranston Cup“, “CelebrityTheatresports®,“ Radio & Television Theatresports" improvised Shakespeare- “Much Ado About Impro” and staged productions and extravaganzas at the Sydney Opera House, Enmore, Belvoir Street and Parade Theatres, Adelaide Festival and Expo ‘88.

A NIDA graduate, she has appeared in: Berkhoff’s, “Greek“,“Measure For Measure“, “Women of Lockerbie,“ “The Fabulous Punch and Judy Show“, “The Pigeons,” “Tabloid Musical", “Home and Away“, "All Saints“and SBS TV”S “Going Home”.

As her alter ego Sister Mary Leonard she has hosted various events including Theatresports at the Sydney Opera House, Enmore Theatre, Belvoir and in New Zealand and Japan.

She played in the first night of Sydney Theatresports in the Southern Cross All Stars, the first Cranston and National Champions.

Lyn teaches improvisation and Stand Up comedy at NIDA, Shakespeare at the Actors Centre Sydney and is the director of this improvisation training program including the Theatresports® Teacher Accreditation and workshops for adult players, young people and corporate clients. She has taught workshops training teachers for NIDA Open Program, University of Sydney, Macquarie University, NADIE, EDA, University of New England, Sophia University Tokyo and for the UNESCO Chair Romania.

She has staged comedy events including “Women In Comedy“, “Virgin Comics“, “Comics on the Cross“ and SIDS “Ridiculous“State Theatre Sydney.

She is the author of the widely studied text “Improvisation: the Guide".