If you laugh, we’re doing comedy.
If you don’t, we’re doing drama.

Actors Improv Theater

Formerly known as Transactors, we are the longest-running, oldest improvisational theater in the South. Our work focuses on emotion, physicality, character, collaboration, and fun.

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Upcoming Shows


Dec. 9, 7:30-9:00 PM, Center Theater, Carrboro

Home is where your family is, even if you haven’t been together in years. In Ho-Ho-Home, the far-flung branches of a family come together for a reunion. Family-themed but not guaranteed to be family-friendly, this show will be filled with all the tensions and tenderness of the ties that bind us. This completely improvised show featuring spontaneous songs and based on audience suggestions.


Word Jazz

March 23, 8:00-9:30 PM, Sharp Nine Gallery, Durham

Inspired by Ken Nordine’s eponymous 1957 album, Word Jazz is made up of scenes based on improvised monologues and live music by a five-piece combo. Improvised songs and even some old standards will also figure into the mix. It’s all initiated by audience suggestions. Our first Word Jazz performance at Sharp Nine, home of the Durham Jazz Workshop, in September 2023 was a warmly-received sellout!

Tickets: $25 general, $15 student


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