Lindsay GoldappImprov

    Lindsay started doing comedy in 2001, taking college courses in improvisational comedy. After graduating from Texas A&M University-Commerce, she moved to Dallas and became an Ensemble Member at Shane Arts/Dallas Hub Theatre for the next two years where she performed commedia dell’arte, improv, improvised murder mysteries, and original comedies.

    In 2007, after a chance meeting in Houston with iO co-founder Charna Halpern she headed to Chicago to continue her comedy training. Soon after, Lindsay signed with Shirley Hamilton and graduated from the Second City Improv Conservatory. She had the pleasure of training with former Second City Musical Director/current ImprovBoston Artistic Director Michael Descoteaux, Second City Conservatory Director Norm Holly, and Michael Gellman.

    During her time in Chicago, Lindsay performed sketch and improv at Second City’s De Maat and Skybox Theatres, Annoyance Theatre, The Apollo Theatre, and Stage 773. In 2010 she was added to the ensemble of sketch satire Best Church of God as a writer and performer. While with Best Church Lindsay performed at Chicago Sketchfest, Victory Gardens Biograph, and Lakeshore Theater. Lindsay also taught improv workshops at The Playground Theatre and children’s improv at Citadel Theatre.

    In 2012 Lindsay returned to Dallas and began performing with The Improvised Horror Movie, The Improvised Rom Com, LYLAS: Girl on Girl Comedy, Family Friendly Improv, and in several other shows at Dallas Comedy House. For the next four years she performed improv at DCH and in the Four Day Weekend Training Center House Teams while coaching improv independently. Since returning to Texas she’s appeared in several commercials, web series’, and short films and performed standup all over DFW. She performed in the Dallas Comedy Festival in 2015 and 2016 and in the East Texas Comedy Festival in 2016. In early 2016 she also co-founded #NoShow, which produces monthly experimental comedy shows throughout the DFW metroplex.

    Lindsay is a former grades 6-12 theatre and communications teacher as well as a former Psychosocial Specialist for ages 3-18. She has taught children’s improv and acting since 2005. She has also written and produced original musicals for special needs students and directed over 10 musicals starring young actors. In 2013 Lindsay co-founded Just Kidding Improv, which performs improvised fairy tales and teaches improv to kids ages 4-18 throughout DFW. Each year Lindsay serves as a presenter for the Theatricks Stages Too young playwright’s convention in Sherman Texas and at Girls Rock Fort Worth.