You control the action in this Un-Scripted original production — an audience favorite since its premiere in 2003! First, the cast will present an exciting array of short scenes, all based on your suggestions. Next, you’ll vote to see your favorite scene turned into an improvised play. Exercise your democratic right to a great night out!
Fridays & Saturdays
All shows 8pm
Christian Utzman is a full time actor, teacher, and an original founding member of the Un-Scripted Theater Company. Christian spends much of his free time writing about the improvisational theory behind the work here at the Un-Scripted Theater Company. You can find out more about his writings at improvactor.com. If you have any questions about how we do what we do, or you need help choosing a drink at our concessions counter, please feel free to speak with him before or after the show. (He's also our concessions buyer.)
Christina is very happy to be performing with Un-Scripted. An Arizona native, she is also glad to be experiencing a big California adventure. She has improvised with National Comedy Theatre Phoenix and The Charles Darwin Experience. Christina recently performed via script at Altarena Playhouse and Actors Ensemble of Berkeley. When not busy with theater, she is usually doodling, dabbling, or eating.
Merrill Gruver has been performing with the Un-Scripted Theater Company since 2009, and joined the artistic staff in 2011. She studied acting at Brown University and The Neighborhood Playhouse under Sanford Meisner. Merrill is a graduate of BATS improv and performed regularly with The Sunday Players. She is a member of Shakespeare's Stepchild, which performs improvised Shakespeare in Dolores Park. Merrill teaches drama at Peninsula School.
Michael Fleming got his first taste of staged improvisation some years ago and has been hooked ever since. He is delighted to be part of the Un-Scripted Theater Company, and has also performed with Out of Line, on the BATS stage, and at a variety of other venues in the Bay Area. Michael has an enduring love of song, stories and making things up and feels unreasonably lucky to be able to do so with such a talented group of folks.
Mona Thompson is thrilled to be one of the newest members of the Un-Scripted ensemble. She began improvising in high school in her hometown of Washington DC, continued during her undergrad at Stanford, and hasn’t looked back since. She currently lives in San Francisco, coaches the improv team at San Mateo High School, and teaches classes all over the Bay Area. She joined the cast of DASH in 2014 and has also performed as a guest in A Murder Most Un-Scripted and Swipe Right.
Sarah JK Shoemaker is currently an ensemble member at Un-Scripted Theater Company. She teaches at Leela Theatre where she also performs with their Armando Company. She is a founding member of the all-female ensemble Peach Pit and guests with Kari and Company. In 2015, Sarah guested with The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Improv for a cave match at BATS. Her duo troupe, Tall Grande Venti, has been touring the improv festival circuit.