Melanie Penn

St. Louis

Melanie first fell in love with improv in 2001 on her Parkway South high school team Five Finger Discount. In 2009 she was lucky enough to enroll in what became The Improv Shop’s first graduating class and has immersed herself ever since. Melanie started teaching in 2012, when she developed the Level 0 curriculum, and since then has been teaching various levels through The Improv Shop training center, as well as dozens of on- and off-site workshops.

Melanie performed on former house teams Magic Ratio and Galaxander, and was a cast member of Storyteller, Let’s Make a Scene, and Improv Shop Against Humanity. Currently she performs on the house Harold team Burnside, the independent team Daddy Long Legs, and the premier Saturday show Eggheads.