April 21 - July 7, 2018
Everyone has that friend who just overshares, right? Like maybe you didn't need to know about their tendency for dating LITERAL clowns, or like, what they do when they have the house all to themselves. Ugh, but now you do… But you gotta to admit, it’s a pretty good story to tell your friends later! Yeah, that’s what this show is all about!
Come hear all about us in Intimacy Issues; an hour-long improvised comedy show about the good, the bad and the HILARIOUS! Yes, we know you have other options for Saturday night, but this'll be way more fun, and possibly less embarrassing (for you, not us)!
All shows 10pm
Allison began doing improv in college, with Roadkill Buffet (MIT's premiere—and only—improv group), after which she branched out to perform with Post-Modern Avengers and Improv Boston on the east coast, and with DASH, Hobofish, the Pear Improv Troupe, and Pure Moxie Players in the Bay Area. She has taught improv to management consultants and cybersecurity professionals, both of whom found that it allowed them to invent technical expertise more easily. When not performing, Allison works in cybersecurity research; if you work in security and are interested in performance art, ask her about joining her comedy group Security Theater.
Clare Bierman is a recent University of San Francisco grad, a terrible retail associate, and a professional unpaid intern. She has been improvising since 2012, and has graced stages in her real home (Los Angeles), her adopted home (San Francisco) and her dream home (Copenhagen) where she has been garnered such real reviews as "not as embarrassing as I expected" and "has resting constipation face." When not performing with Dash, she can be found rolling her own sushi and whistling at birds.
Dana Cory improvised jazz professionally before discovering theater improv, and has been joyfully combining both for nearly twenty years. An alumna of BATS Improv and ImprovWorks, she has guested with many Los Angeles and San Francisco sketch and improv groups, played for years with SF fave Harold troupe SNAFU, and is a cast member of the Un-Scripted Theater Company’s late-night Saturday hit show DASH. Dana performs and produces music, comedy, and improv in a variety of media.
Devika is ecstatic to be in the DASH cast! She has been performing since 2008, initially at Cupertino High School with ComedySportz San Jose's High School League — a team she accidentally auditioned for in the process of supporting a friend and fellow auditioner. The art form brought vitality to her previously timid demeanor and she quickly fell in love with the freedom of creating art out of thin air. Her improv journey continued with D1 Improv at Seattle University and now, as a cast member of DASH. Devika has performed at The Ohlone College High School Theatre Festival, The College Improv Tournament (CIT), The Northwest Convention of Intercollegiate Improv (NCII), and San Francisco's very own Femproviser Fest.
Brittany is excited to be performing with Un-Scripted for the second time! Her previous work includes performing improv with multiple troupes, plays, and musicals. When she is not practicing improv she is a scientist in the Bay Area.
"Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me." —Michael Scott, The Office
Joining Un-Scripted Theater Company for the first time, Rachel has been performing in improv theater officially since she was 13, and performing unofficially her entire life. While offstage, she enjoys knitting sweaters of variable quality, eating foods that include salted caramel, and watching corny true crime television shows from the 90s. Rachel will also be performing with Un-Scripted this summer. Unfortunately, Pluto the Shih Tzu (pictured) did not make it through auditions and will not be performing in any Un-Scripted shows.
Anton Shuster has been performing since 5th grade when his parents bought a cassette-tape karaoke machine. He produces and performs weekly in #ThrowbackThursday at Endgames Improv. Although he spends most of his time at Endgames, he started improv with the curriculum at Leela, and is excited for his first Un-Scripted Theater Company show. Anton loves to learn new skills and is currently working on ASL, vocal techniques, and freestyle rapping.
Bela Evans trained at BATS Improv in the mid-1990s, first hitting the stage on a graduate Theatresports team. Since then, he has been in performance groups at BATS, Made Up Theatre, and Pear Theatre. Bela is also a founding member of the improv troupe Charmers Market, which plays monthly as the house team of SF Barprov and performs regularly at indie night shows throughout the Bay Area. When not improvising, he usually spends his spare time playing chess online or pondering the Fermi paradox.
Lauren Kelly's love of improvisation began eight years ago, when she joined the Stanford Improvisers. After college, she moved up to San Francisco and became a professional voice actor, and gets to use improv regularly to bring copy to life! She's thrilled to be performing with Un-Scripted in Intimacy Issues this summer. When she's not behind the mic or onstage, Lauren is probably taking a road trip or baking a pie.
Evan has been performing long-form improv and sketch comedy for more than ten years, and has received training in Chicago, New York, Seattle, and San Francisco. He has performed at theaters in New York, Chicago, Seattle, and San Francisco, and is a founding member of Seattle long-form group, Mr. Snake. This is Evan’s second show at Un-Scripted, and he is thrilled to be here. When he is not performing, Evan is a law student at UC Berkeley.
Dave Collins is an award-winning improvisor, coach, and corporate strategist with over a decade of experience performing and coaching improv. Along with his teammates, Dave won the National Collegiate Improv Tournament, headlined shows at the Chicago, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Dallas improv festivals, and individually has coached hundreds of students and professionals. He is the founder of Oak and Reeds, a training consultancy that teaches students and professionals how to use the tools of improv in their everyday work and life. In his spare time he likes to play board games with friends, deliver moving political speeches to himself and cook breakfast sandwiches at night.
Christina Marie has been improvising for over 12 years in San Francisco and Los Angeles. She studied in San Francisco with Bay Area Theatre Sports, Sue Walden and Company, and Endgames Improv. In Los Angeles she studied with the Groundlings and The Second City. She has performed with several groups in San Francisco including the Riffingtons (Cobbs comedy club house improv group), Liquid soap, and Nightcap theater. In Los Angeles she has performed at The Improv in Hollywood, The Icehouse in Pasadena, and the Comedy Store on Sunset Boulevard. She is psyched to be working with Un-Scripted!