I've been performing improv and sketch since 2000, and teaching since 2005. I trained in Chicago, and - for the past 13 years - lived in Austin where I helped start the training center at ColdTowne Theater.
I now live in the Philadelphia area. I'm really excited to meet everyone and help you discover and elevate your individual and collective goodness.
1. Character work
2. Form development
3. Grounded scene work and
-How I work-
If possible, I will see a show and discuss the areas in which you would like to focus. From the show and our conversation, I will craft a specific work plan for our time together. I prefer single guest coaching or a multi week series.
>18 years of performance (long form/short form/sketch)
>13 years of teaching improv (ColdTowne, Good Good, Festivals)
>14 years of producing and directing new and sourced works, including Whirled News Tonight and Mortified to Austin for inaugural runs
>House and Indie Teams (Chicago)
Mr. Sir, Math Fight, Hall of Presidents, Bevy, Mid-Level Executives, Improv Olympic (2001-2005)
>House and Indie Teams (Austin)
The Frank Mills, McNichol and May, Sarah7, Stool Pigeon, The Smoking Arm (2005-2017)
>ComedySportz Chicago performer (2002-2005),
>ComedySportz Philadelphia company (2018-current)
>Graduate of Second City Conservatory and Improv Olympic in Chicago
>Festivals include Del Close Marathon, Chicago Improv Festival, Out of Bounds, Charm City Improv Festival (workshops taught at last two)
TJ Jagadowski, Miles Stroth, Lilly Frances, Craig Cackowski, Abby Sher, Liz Allen, Noah Gregoropulous, Rich Talarico, Jim Carlson, Brian James O’Connell, Dan Bakkedahl, Craig Uhlir
>Short form shows
>Creating new ones from group strengths and sensibilities