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Our Teachers

Jessica Arjet

Jessica Arjet is the Youth Director and Co-Owner of the Hideout Theatre. She has been teaching improv and theater classes both at the Hideout Theatre and through other educational venues since 2002.

She is the producer, director, and frequent performer in  Hideout Kids – The Hideouts award winning Sunday children’s show and traveling troupe. She is also a producer, director, and performer in many other shows for adults including her

regular Thursday night headlining spot in the Free Fringe.

After graduating from the University of Texas she worked as a social worker with foster kids, taught English as a second language to adults and children, and was a professional clown for 15 years.  She has two grown children and a dog named Butterscotch.

Luke Wallens

Luke Wallens has studied drama from Colorado College and has an MA in Collaborative Theatre: Playwriting Strand from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. He entered into the amazing world of improv in 2011 and has performed in Hideout’s Flying Theater Machine (currently Hideout Kids) and Move Your Tale’s What’s the Story Steve? He has been teaching improv since 2013 starting with Saturday morning kids improv classes and then onto Hideout and Coldtowne summer camps and currently Building Connections and Hideout Outreach Programs. He has also worked for ZACH Theater, Just Imagine, Joshua’s Stage and Paramount Theater’s Story Wranglers.


Andy Crouch

Andy Crouch has been the adult education director at the Hideout Theatre since 2004 and has performed, studied and taught improv all over the US and Canada since 2001. He has regularly worked with children through Destination Imagination, St. Francis School, the Dougherty Arts Center, the State Theater and Shakespeare at Winedale Outreach. He can be found performing on any given weekend at the Hideout Theatre and other improv venues around Austin.