Andy is kind of a free spirit. Jerry is pretty uptight. Together they form The Trifecta: an Improv Trio forever looking for its third member.
Come see this completely improvised show as Andy and Jerry are joined by a new guest improviser each night. Watch as the completely improvised drama/comedy unfolds both onstage and backstage as the two try to find their third to complete The Trifecta.
This time around we are joined by the talented Tim Orr.
Friday, February 2, and Saturday, February 3, at 8pm
Andy Sarouhan is a Bay Area native. His improvisation training began in 1992, when he joined his high school improvisation team. That event started a chain reaction that eventually resulted in a BA in Theatre from UC San Diego and an MFA in Creative Writing from UC Riverside. Since 2003, Andy has improvised professionally with Flash Family and the Un-Scripted Theater Company, joining the Un-Scripted ensemble in 2013. In 2015, he and fellow Un-Scripted ensemble member created Andy & Jerry are The Trifecta, a popular improvised show that has been featured at the San Francisco Improvisation Festival and has included some tremendous guest improvisers. Andy has also been a busy improvisation coach since 2001, leading courses for ImprovWorks, UC Riverside, American Conservatory Theater, Cal Shakes, BATS Improv, Un-Scripted Theater Company, and some incredible high school improv troupes in San Mateo. Andy is a frequent director for Un-Scripted Theater Company, including the improvised formats Beloved Strangers, Life in SF, and The Short & The Long of It.
Jerry Ruoti has been performing with Un-Scripted Theater Company since 2013. Jerry is a graduate of BATS Improv. He can be seen performing in Un-Scripted’s late night show Dash, as well as Mission Improv’s Improvised 80’s Teen Movie. Jerry also performs as one third of the improv trio, Improv Lab. Prior to finding improv, Jerry studied Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. While at Cornell, Jerry directed, wrote and performed in the sketch comedy group, Humor Us!
Tim has improvised since 1988 with many San Francisco-based groups, including BATS Improv, True Fiction Magazine, Awkward Dinner Party, and with the acclaimed troupe 3 For All. In 2009, he founded Improv Playhouse of San Francisco. Since 2015, he has toured Europe with Inbal Lori from Berlin performing their duo show Click.
Tim has also appeared in numerous plays in the San Francisco Bay Area, and received critical acclaim for his leading roles in the improvised feature films, Suckerfish and Security. With Stephen Kearin, Tim co-wrote, and originated the role of Dirk Manly in, An Evening with Dirk & Blaine.
Tim has performed and taught improvisation at the American Conservatory Theatre, BATS Improv, Stanford University, and many other venues nationally (Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Austin, Louisville, Atlanta, etc.) and internationally (Amsterdam, Barcelona, Beirut, Belgium, Berlin, Bucharest, Dubai, Hamburg, Helsinki, Lisbon, London, Mallorca, Oslo, Paris, Saudi Arabia, Stockholm, and more.)
Rebecca hails from Seattle, Washington, where she trained as a professional actor, played lots of parts at lots of theatres and eventually chanced upon Seattle TheatreSports where everything changed. It was 1984 and Rebecca, the actor, took an improv workshop. The next day, Rebecca was an improviser. Within weeks, she joined Seattle TheatreSports' board of directors, and for four years she taught and performed improv in and around the Pacific Northwest. The workshop she taught in San Francisco in the fall of 1987 led to the birth of BATS Improv. In 1989, Rebecca moved south to join the BATS fun. As an advocate for improvisation and pioneer in the growing field of Applied Improvisation, Rebecca has taught and performed improv all over the world. She has been invested in the development of long and short form improv here and abroad. Improv introduced Rebecca to her husband, all her best friends, and to the world. improvlady.com