Improv Resume

Theatre and Improv Education

1996 Paul Sills Summer Intensive, Door County
1996 - 2001 BFA - Theatre Performance, Oakland University, Auburn Hills, MI
1999 - 2001 Improv Olympic, Chicago
2004 Jimmy Carrane and Liz Allen Improv Assessment Master Class

Performance Experience

1991 - 1995 Michigan Tech's The Troupe, Directed by Sue Stephens
1997 - 2000 Mr. Roger's Sweatshop (Short Form and Sketch)
1999 - 2001 Drinking Buddies (Short Form, Sketch and Long Form)
2000 - 2004 Planet Improv - As director of Education (Short Form, Sketch, Long Form)
Big Fun Limo (Long Form)
Charna's Choice (Long Form)
Planet Improv Home Team (Short Form, Sketch, Long Form)
2001 - 2013 Men In Shirts (Two Person Long form)
Planet Improv House Team (2000-2004)
Improv Inferno Rotation Team (2004 - 2006)
Phoenix Improv Festival (2003-2013)
Chicago Improv Festival (2003)
Toronto Improv Festival (2003)
Waterloo Improv Festival (2005)
Miami Improv Festival (2005)
San Francisco Improv Festival (2005)
2006, 2009,
2010, 2011,
Hemi and the Buzz - Phoenix Improv Festival (4 Man Long Form Specializing in the "The Bat")
2012 Observer Effect, Brave New Workshop
2014 - Present Coulee Region Unscripted is a group devoted to bringing long form improvisation to the La Crosse Area and the Coulee Region.
2014 - Present White Out (Two Person Long form)

Teaching Experience

1992 - 1996 Teacher - Michigan Technological University Summer Youth programs, Theatre Exploration (Theatre through Improvisation), Houghton, Michigan
1998 - 2002 Improvisation Education director - Destination Imagination, Howell, Michigan
1998 - 2006 Director of Education, Planet Improv, Howell Michigan
1999 - 2000 Director, "The Set" Oakland University, Auburn Hills, MI
2002 - Present Instructor, Guest speaker and Consultant, Phoenix Improv Festival, Phoenix AZ
2008 - 2011 Coach and instructor Brave New Workshop - Student Union, Minneapolis, MI
2014 - Present Instructor, Coulee Region Improv and Sketch Festival, La Crosse, WI

Other Directing and Coaching Experience

1996 - 2010 The Troupe, Michigan Technological University (Remote coach with twice a year in person tune ups)
2000 - 2001 The Set, Oakland University
2000 - 2001 Why Dad's Mad, Planet Improv and Second City Detroit Cabaret.
2001 - 2002 Planet Improv Home Team, Howell Michgan
2004 - 2006 Chuck Taylor All-Stars (Improv Inferno, Ann Arbor)
2008 - 2010 Thunder Clown, Brave New Workshop Student Union
2010 - 2011 Too Damn Close! Brave New Workshop Student Union
2012, 2015

Half Masted, University of Northern Iowa


Square Wheels, Viterbo University, Wisconsin

2013 - Present

The Webernauts, La Crosse Community Theatre's In residence Improvisational Ensemble

2015 - Present

Producer and Artistic Director for the Coulee Region Improv and Sketch Festival

I've been performing, directing, coaching and teaching improv for over twenty years, working with teams ranging in size from one to twenty five, and ages five and up. I've been running workshops for Michigan Tech's "The Troupe" since 1995, started Oakland University's first improv ensemble "The Set", was director of education for Detroit's Planet Improv, and count my time coaching at the The Brave New Workshop's "Six Ring Circus" as some of the best I've had with improv while not on stage.

I was a student of IO Chicago from 1999-2001 and while I didn't have the opportunity to work directly with Del, I did have the opportunity to learn from his passion, passed on through his business partners and most trusted of assistants.

I'm a strong believer in the power of improvisational creation, and would work with the ensemble to establish clear goals, explore our strengths and weaknesses, and take the performers down the path to finding the improvisational forms that are truest to the ensemble.

While my education is strongly based in longform methodologies, my roots are square in the soil of shortform and while they are different in presentation, they are, in my mind, just different paths up the same mountain when it comes to scenic development and goals.