After School Special, the Second Stage produced improv team, is an auditioned group performing monthly at the MSU Auditorium. Scroll down to meet the crew :)

Team Leaders 

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Sarah Hendrickson

Team Director

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Aaron Applebey

Aaron Applebey improvises to escape his fear of our imminent global demise. At MSU, he studies Fiction Filmmaking and LGBTQ+ Studies but his primary ambition is to be a Funny Shit Boy and earn money doing so. After graduation in 2020, he plans on moving anywhere else, but for now, is completely content with improvising and learning with a dynamic cast of eccentric and deeply funny performers. For more, see him poo poo himself in the Lansing area at open mics or follow him on Twitter where he sometimes posts impressions of beto o’rourke @ajapplebey

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Brandon Drap

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Abbey Nash

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Abby Bryne

Senior. BFA Acting, Musical Theatre Minor. Member since Spring 2018. Outside of theatre, Abby loves Lifetime/Hallmark movies, political period dramas, and American Girl books. She's excited to continue pursuing theatre, improv, and creative writing post-graduation, in whatever city will take her. You can find Abby on twitter/instagram: @absobyrne

"I am super chill all the time." -Leslie Knope, Abby's personal hero


Samanta Campbell

This is Samantha's second year being a part of After School Special's improv team. She is majoring in Acting, while also getting her minor in Musical Theatre. Just last year she co-founded Second Stages' first Musical Theatre group with her roommate, which she will continue to work with this year. This last summer she spent her time partaking in Trust Theatre Ensembles performance of Rent, taking the role as Joanne Jefferson. Sam's goals are to go on working in the live performance field and having the chance to teach theatre to others. Add her on Instagram @camsampbell, for some crazy life haps!


Allison Carter

I have a been with this group for one year and I absolutely adore it! I am currently studying for a BA in theatre and I have been performing since I was a wee lass. I also have a strong obsession with manatees and hope to one day in the future meet one and give it a dapper hat to wear to make it feel special!


Alex Cousins

Alex is a sophomore. Second year on the squad. Theatre major in the BFA program, with minors in musical theatre and arts and cultural management. Born and raised on the tough streets of Clarkston, Michigan. Avid sports guy. Big MCU guy. Huge movie guy. Can’t remember any of the last 12 years worth of math class, but could give you pointless facts about Survivor. Once had 12 pieces of buffalo chicken pizza at Sny Phi. Average bowler. Above Average TV watcher. Below average pool player. Twitter: @alexcuzz19. Insta: @alexcouzz


Nate Davis

Nate has been a member of the After School Special improv team for the past year, and oh boy is it fun! He is a BFA acting major with a minor in arts and cultural management. Nate hopes to move to Chicago when he graduates and continue to make stuff up professionally. You can follow him on Twitter at @nat_davs. He can also be found taking pictures of squirrels and posting them to @squirrels_of_msu on Instagram.


Case Dekoning 

Theatre and English Double Major here at MSU pursuing a job as a Highschool Drama Teacher. I've been involved in After School Special since the Fall of 2018 and have loved every minute of it. In my free time I enjoy Reading, Writing, playing sweet sweet jazz on janky Ebay saxophone, maybe some singing here and there, and just loving life! Instagram: casedk Twitter: @pachirio14

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Harley Harris

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Dan Laird

Dan is a fifth year student studying Economics and Business Management with minors in Musical Theatre, IT, and Data Analytics.  He’s been a part of the troupe since his junior year, and he has also appeared in URINETOWN: The Musical, and One Good Day in the MSU theatre department.  After he graduates…well, he’s still working on that part.

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Marshal Ross  

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Sarah Wietecha  

Sarah Wietecha is in her third year of loving A.S.S (After School Special you fool, go to church and think about why you thought otherwise) and working with her wonderful team! Sarah is a junior with a double BA in Arts and Humanities and Theatre, and a minor in Arts and Cultural Management–yes she is liberal, how'd you know? Outside of A.S.S, she's usually working on Executive Director stuff for the campus community theatre, Roial Players, or leading rehearsal for MSU's women's/non-binary improv team, Man Overboard. Sarah's dream for post grad is to settle down in Chicago or NYC, buy a cat, and do improv and arts admin for a living. She describes her energy as chaotic good, but you can be the judge of that. Twitter: @sarah_wietecha 

IG: @sarahwietecha