Murder, Most Un-Scripted
Oct 27 – Nov 11, 2017
This Halloween, Un-Scripted Theater Company cordially invites you to enjoy "Murder, Most Un-Scripted," its full-length, improvised murder mystery in the style of Agatha Christie. A rural English town is the setting, but the circumstances, characters, secrets, clues, and ultimate revelation of the murderer in “Murder, Most Un-Scripted” will change nightly.
Opens Friday, Oct. 27, and runs Fridays & Saturdays through Nov. 11.
All shows 8pm
Box Office and Salon open 7pm
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.)
David lives life in suspension of disbelief. He's trained and performed at BATS Improv and has appeared in the San Francisco, Austin Out of Bounds, and San Diego Improv Festivals as a member of Improv Lab. His favorite improv memory involves Theatresports, Keith Johnstone, and a smelly armpit. By day, he has a big, serious job at a big, serious tech company. By night, he's prepared to be spontaneous. Don't worry, he's not dangerous.
Mona Thompson has been performing with Un-Scripted Theater Company since 2014 and officially joined the ensemble in 2015. She began improvising in high school in Washington DC, continued in college as a member of the Stanford Improvisors (SImps, for short), and never looked back. She currently lives in San Francisco and teaches improv to theater students and professionals all over the Bay Area. Learn more at monajthompson.com.
Peter crunches numbers by day and is an avid improviser by night. He grew up writing and performing plays and was introduced to improv by the Stanford Improvisers ("SIMPS"). He currently performs with DASH and Boarding Party, a San-Francisco based three-person improv troupe. When he's not improvising, Peter can be found somewhere on the Californian coast line or cooking with a lot of butter.
Shara has been improvising on stage since 2009. She started in college with the Stanford Improvisors (Simps), and now regularly performs in San Francisco with Un-Scripted Theater Company. During the day, she is a virtual puppeteer, a freelance writer and an occasional improv teacher. In her spare time, Shara enjoys playing and performing with a Simp alumni group, The Human Knot, and an all-female group, 12 Angry Men.
Sam Miceli art directs virtual characters and their digital worlds by day, and spends most evenings exploring fictional characters and their varied realities through improv. Sam has a degree in illustration from Rhode Island School of Design, where she focused on visual storytelling. She's been studying improv theater for just over three years at BATS Improv.
Chris Shurland is a Bay Area improviser by way of Chicago, where he studied improv with Second City, iO (formerly Improv Olympic), Annoyance Theater, and One Group Mind. Chris is a member of American Improv Theatre in San Jose, where he performs, directs, and teaches. He is also one half of the Chicago-based improv duo Legends of Public Access, which performs and teaches at festivals and theaters around the country. By day, he can be found toiling around being a lawyer. Chris is very excited to be making his Un-Scripted debut with Murder, Most Un-Scripted!!!
Jessia Hoffman is a Bay Area-based performer, educator, freelance writer, and arts administrator. With over ten years of improv experience, Jessia has taught for BATS Improv, directed the Stanford Improvisors, coached the Aragon Improv Team, and studied on both coasts. Select theatre credits: writer/director of Sheila, an original play; co-creator of Gravity: A New(tonian) Musical; guest improviser in Un-Scripted’s Foglandia; Lisi in The Man in the Ceiling workshop; Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray; Dot/Marie in Sunday in the Park with George. Jessia holds a B.A. from Stanford University in English with a focus in Creative Writing, a minor in Spanish, and Interdisciplinary Honors in the Arts.
Ana Nelson is an improviser based in San Francisco, CA, playing on stage and in the tech booth. She has created and directed On the Rocks, a fully improvised, semi-costumed stage play set at a 1950s cocktail party, and Grendel's Grinches, an improvised epic inspired by oral traditional literature. Other performance credits include Attack of the Scenes, Split Decision, and numerous student shows at BATS Improv. She is a member of RagTag Improv and has performed as a guest with Phasers on Stun and The Iron Stage. Her website is seeanaplay.com