it's not dance. 

it's not improv. 

it's not theatre. 


To be honest, there isn't really a name for what The Ladies do.​

The Ladies invite you to laugh at life’s most routine moments through original experiences that use live performance in unexpected places.

It's not a show. It's an experience.​


Coming to Scottsdale, AZ!

Drive-up. Tune-in. Enjoy the Show!

Set in a parking garage, The Ladies arrive at their secret catch-up spot to find a crowd. With the help of the garage attendant, Stan, they host the audience in an impromptu party. From trivial pursuit to smooth jazz, audience members can expect a hilariously awkward and fun experience. Audience members purchase a parking spot, drive in, and watch The Ladies by the light of their high-beams and to the soundtrack broadcast through their car radios.


It's not a show. It's an experience!


The Ladies create evening-long, immersive theatre events designed specifically for nontraditional performance spaces.

MAY 2018

Ladies Gone Mild

Ladies Gone Mild invites audience members on a self-guided tour of the ultimate resort destination for working moms on the run.


Over the course of an hour, audience members explore a pop-up resort and its comically bizarre amenities. A new surprise waits around every corner as audience members find their own path to the climactic rooftop promenade with The Ladies themselves.

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Book The Ladies

The Ladies can create a unique experience for any business, venue, or institution? Visit our booking page for details!

Corporate Improv Workshops

The Ladies want to help your team discover the magic of  collaboration, creativity, and improvisation! 

"The Ladies hold up a mirror to the daily embarrassments of being a person with a body and responsibilities....

I feel seen by this show"

Phoenix Dance Observer

Watch The Ladies


The Ladies are a zany, awkward pair of moms, clinging to the past to get through today.


With a fresh ability to laugh at life's most routine moments, physical comediennes Marlene Strang and Leanne Schmidt have been performing together since 2016. They bring their wacky and awkward style of movement and live theater into the most surprising and unexpected locations. 


Professionally trained dancers, they have been featured at Chandler Center for the Arts, Triskelion Arts in Brooklyn NYC, the Beta Dance Festival in Phoenix, Center for Visual Arts in Denver, the Regional Alternative Dance Festival in Kalamazoo, and were showcased at the 50th Anniversary of Dance at ASU. Previous productions include “Ladies in the Headlights," "Ladies Gone Mild," and "Let Your Lady Out" in venues around the Valley. 

"an unclassifiable yet compelling mixture of dance, improv comedy, installation art, and immersive theater."

Phoenix New Times