Mar. 9 – May 4, 2019
Ready Your Dice
You control the characters in this epic improvised role-playing serial! Roll the dice to lead our four main characters through a fantastical world of harrowing adventures, mythical creatures, and unexpected twists. Are you up for the challenge? Then join us for our next campaign!
Derek Cochran is enjoying his twentieth year performing improvisation in the Bay Area. Throughout those years, he was inspired by and fortunate enough to work with some of the most talented improvisers in the country. He credits his love of long form improvisation to his early instructors, Diane Rachel and Carol Hazenfield, for showing him that improv can go beyond a simple funny game and create a rich tapestry of all kinds of stories. Currently he is proud to work with the Un-Scripted Theater Company ensemble, where they allow him to obey the inscrutable exultation of his soul. He gives thanks to his family, his Treasure Island Pirate dogs, and to all the improvisers who he has worked with, been taught by, and failed spectacularly with; throughout the years.
"Hell is empty and all the devils are here." ~ The Tempest
Paul Holman-Kursky has been a member of Un-Scripted Theater Company since 2010 and helped create its late-night freeform comedy show, DASH. He has performed and taught improv for over 15 years, at theaters in Boston and San Francisco and at workshops and festivals around the world. He began his improv training at ImprovBoston, where he helped found the Nickelodeon award–winning Family Show and performed improv, sketch, and standup comedy for 5 years. Outside the theater he works in nonprofit marketing and is Un-Scripted’s resident trivia nerd.
Peter Chapman is an executive coach by day and improviser by night. He learned about improv at Stanford, which is also where he learned about being queer and his relationship with depression. A nerd at heart, he has directed shows such as Space Trip and Adventure Quest. When he’s not working, he can usually be found somewhere on the California coastline or cooking with a lot of butter.
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.
Bela Evans trained at BATS Improv in the mid-1990s, and subsequently performed in groups at BATS (San Francisco), Made Up Theatre (Fremont), and Pear Theatre (Mountain View). Most recently, he played with locals troupes Charmers Market, All That Jazz, and The Internet: Live. At Un-Scripted Theater Company, Bela was a cast member of the 2018 Intimacy Issues and Super Scene shows, and he is super excited to be a part of Oregon Trials!
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.
Alyssa Lupo-Zulueta happily makes her Un-Scripted debut. Past productions include roles at the La Jolla Playhouse, Geffen Theatre, Long Beach Opera, Pear Theatre, Deaf West, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. among others. She's been a member of Shakespeare & Company for over 20 years (as a performer and teacher), and holds an MFA from UCSD, as well as a BFA from NYU. Her husband, Ogie, is a fellow actor. Together they have 2 amazing kids and a sweet, bed-hogging, dog.
Joel Bloom cares passionately about three things: TV/Film production, being a dad and improv. He began his improv journey at the Comedy Spot in Sacramento. Once in the Bay Area, Joel took pretty much every foundation, studio and performance class at BATS. His first performance experience was competing in a Cage Match with his team, “The Charlies.” Joel is now delighted to be a part of the Adventure Quest team and perform on the Un-Scripted stage!