Street Lightning – Los Angeles

Street Lightning improvises like a David Mamet play colliding with Who Framed Roger Rabbit, but with better-drawn female characters. Troupe mates Mark David Christenson and Ryan Hitchcock met at the Los Angeles Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in 2010 and a year later embarked on the improv odyssey that is Street Lightning. Street Lightning’s shows are loose and fun, influenced by the “game” philosophy of UCB, where they are both active with other troupes. Street Lightning has played all around Los Angeles — including major theaters like UCB, iO West and The Second City — and at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Ryan is a Los Angeles native; Dave is originally from the Salt Lake City area.