THE TITANIC PLAYERS
At Northwestern University
Performing improvised comedy on the Evanston campus since 1994
Established in 1994, The Titanic Players are one of the most successful college improv organizations in the country. In 2007, and again in 2009, we took home the 1st place trophy in the National College Improv Tournament prevailing over a field of over 100 teams. We are the only organization to win multiple tournaments, to open for MadTV, to perform live on WNUR radio, and to perform as a team on the iO schedule. We perform all types of improv but specialize in long form, where we improvise entire pieces from a single suggestion. We are educated and supported by One Group Mind, the first ever developing Improvisers Guild, and perform regularly at their venue in Chicago, The Comedy Clubhouse.
We have 4 groups on campus and every year in the fall we audition for a new group that stays together for 4 years! The final 2 years are coached by Alum and Artistic Director of The Comedy Clubhouse, Mike Abdelsayed. No prior experience necessary, so audition! Next audition in 2020.
During the Northwestern University academic year, we have regular, once a month performances in the McCormick Tribune Center, 1870 Campus Dr, Evanston, IL 60208. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5 (cash only). We recommend coming early if you are looking for a seat!
Our members have continued successful careers on NBC, CBS, and Comedy Central on such shows as the Office, Community, Man Seeking Woman, the Mindy Project, and SNL to name just a few. Find out our current casts and browse our notable members!
Every year after auditions we try and host a class taught near campus by Mike Abdelsayed, Artistic Director of One Group Mind and The Comedy Clubhouse and founder of The Titanic Players.
We have an extensive resume performing for high schools, dormitories, sororities, fraternities, and other campus-wide events. Contact Us if you're looking to hire the Titanic Players for your event!