Sept 8 – 16, 2017
Un-Scripted Theater Company presents
"WORLD PREMIERE — An Un-Scripted Musical"
Inspired by contemporary musical theater and your suggestions, Un-Scripted’s renowned musical improvisers create an original musical on the spot, every night, never to be seen or heard again! Every show is a ”World Premiere!”
Opens Friday, Sept. 8, and runs Fridays & Saturdays through Sept. 16.
All shows 8pm
Box Office and Salon open 7pm
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.
Derek performs theatre in order to obey the inscrutable exultations of our souls. His long journey into making things up began with his graduation showcase with BATS close to 20 years ago. Since then he is proud to have worked with, and been inspired by, a myriad of talented improvisers throughout the Bay Area. Currently, he can be found performing with Un-Scripted Theater Company and as a founding member of the Traveling Improv Revival. Offstage, Derek lives the life of a buccaneer on Treasure Island, with his wife/captain Jill and Pooka the pirate dog.
As an eleven-year-old, Ian took an improv class at Philadelphia's Walnut Street Theater; it was there that he found his love for it! Since then, he's performed in various improv and sketch comedy groups in Philadelphia and the Bay Area. He's currently an active member and leader of the Stanford Improvisers (SImps). In addition to performing, Ian coaches with the SImps and with BATS Improv. Recently, he began teaching improvisational theater at Hillsdale High School with the the HIT Squad, a delightful group of teenagers that share a name with the 90's hip hop collective. Ian made his Un-Scripted debut with World Premiere, an improvised contemporary musical! In his free time, Ian studies English at Stanford University, where he's entering his senior year.
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.
Molly Robertson is a Bay Area tour guide. She studied marketing at Wagner College and improv at Upright Citizens Brigade for over four years in New York. Following school, she headed back to the Bay where she began performing with Un-Scripted. She took a few years to travel around the world with Up with People and finally made her way back to the Bay again. She is happy to have a place to improvise since she is not allowed to make things up on tour.
Vanessa Speed is originally from New York but calls the Bay Area her forever home. She grew up participating in any musical that would have her, but didn't stray from scripted theater until 2009, when she began her improv training at Pan Theater. She originally thought that improv would lead her towards a career in stand-up comedy, before discovering her true love, theatrical improvisation, at the Un-Scripted Theater Company. She first performed with the company in 2011, and joined its ensemble in 2012. She enjoys bringing music, characters with unspoken histories, and dynamic relationships to her work. Her most recent improvisational efforts center around making up songs, games and stories for her young daughter.