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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.

frank sánchez

frank sánchez is a writer, performer, and musician from Austin, TX who holds a degree in Gender and Women’s Studies from Pomona College.

He has been working with and mentoring children and students ranging from preschool through college-age for more than ten years. As a teaching artist, frank has developed curriculum, taught classes, and facilitated workshops for youth on songwriting, poetry, and most recently improv.

He regularly performs at the Hideout Theatre, Coldtowne Theater, and all the other improv stages in town.

Tyler Lane 

Tyler Lane has been teaching, performing, directing and learning improv in Austin since2013. They specialize in pantomime, musical improvisation and directing short-form. They are an associate producer of the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival and regularly perform at all major improv theaters across town.