The Main Company
Impro Theatre’s Main Company creates completely improvised, full-length plays in the styles of the world’s greatest playwrights, authors and composers. They are an ensemble of professional actors, writers and directors with decades of experience in theatre, television and film who research, study and rehearse for months, learning everything there is to know about an author or genre before taking the stage. They combine verbal dexterity and robust physicality to bring character and plot to life in an instant, making each Impro Theatre show unique and unlike any other theatrical experience.
American Theatre Magazine
“Impro’s work has taught me to demand more from the theatre. These virtuosic talents simply are as superhuman as they seem. They are serious professional actors, classically trained, who can write on their feet better than many writers can type at a desk. Here might be the salvation Theatre seeks.”
All Main Company members are professional actors, writers, and directors who work extensively in theatre, television and film. Collectively, they have worked on four continents and in over twenty countries, and have performed Off-Broadway with the prestigious British group Improbable Theatre and have appeared in award-winning productions at some of California’s top regional theatres, including the Old Globe, A.C.T., and A Noise Within. Company members have also performed at the HBO Comedy Arts Festival, Just For Laughs (Montreal), The Melbourne Fringe and Comedy Festival, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and Star Trek Conventions. They have also improvised entirely new languages for the immensely popular video game The Sims, performed motion-capture animation for director Robert Zemeckis, contributed to the creation of the multi award-winning show Fellowship! The Musical Parody of Fellowship of the Ring, walked on stilts with The San Francisco Opera, and eaten fire with Penn & Teller in Las Vegas.
Television and film credits
The Righteous Gemstones, Black-ish, The Goldbergs, Modern Family, Chelsea Lately, After Lately, The Mentalist, Monk, Conan O’Brien, Law & Order Seinfeld, Desperate Housewives, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Castle, Malcolm in the Middle, Reno 911!, CSI, The Practice, Campus Ladies, Judging Amy, How I Met Your Mother, ER, Gilmore Girls, Bones, Mad About You, Californication, Jonas, Greek, My Name Is Earl, iCarly, The Goldbergs, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Lie To Me, World Cup Comedy, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar 2, Monsters vs. Aliens, Balls Of Fury, A Mighty Wind, Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure, The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse, Firebuds, Will & Grace, Prime Suspect, Dirty John, Perry Mason, & Impeachment.