Nels Lennes has announced he has decided to step down as Artistic Director of HUGE Improv Theater to prioritize his family. He will continue to serve on the Board of Directors of HUGE. Nels said, “As a founder of HUGE, I still feel my input and contributions to be valuable, and the responsibilities of a board member would suit me more than both board member and staff.”
We are grateful to Nels’ work as a founder, board member, and Artistic Director of HUGE Theater since its founding in 2009. Nels got his start in Twin Cities improv in 1995, and went on to train at The Groundlings, Annoyance Theater, and The Upright Citizens Brigade before coming back to Minnesota to perform in and direct dozens of shows and train hundreds of improvisors.
HUGE will announce information about a search for the new Artistic Director shortly. Meanwhile, we extend our thanks to Nels for his foundational work and contributions to the Twin Cities improv community.