With her move to DC, Beth Cartier continues her slow march down the east coast, will the goal of conquering the Kingdom of the Waffle House. After performing in cities she's previously called home, she is absolutely tickled to be part of Spirit Bear. That's probably her on her bike.
Michael Hendrix first locked eyes with improv back in high school, and went on to improvise away his college years with Occam's Razor at UChicago. He’s had the best of times taking WIT courses and performing in WIT’s 2013 productions of Lore and Die! Die! Die! Michael is grateful to get to perform with the indie troupe Press Play, both in DC and intranationally in Boston, Baltimore, and at the Del Close Marathon in NYC. He also really feels the love playing with indie troupes Huggy Spreadums and Big No-No. He neeeds this. So far, everything’s going according to his lack-of-a-plan.
Tim Hunt has been doing improv since 2006, but he has never told anyone. Somehow they found out about his Chicago troupe Faux Posse, and he was immediately asked to “do an improv” at the potluck he was attending. Then they heard about Everybody Grok and made him “say something funny” in the parking lot after a funeral. He has since moved to DC in the hope that no one will find out about Spirit Bear, and he can perform alone - in peace.
A current player and instructor with WIT, Dan Miller has performed improv since 2010. Prior to joining Spirit Bear, Dan was a member of the Harold teams Scorched Earth and Telenovela (with whom he played on the UCB Theater's main stage during the 2012 Del Close Marathon). A founding member of indie troupe Sistine Robot, Dan has also performed with Vicinity (an independent team using the close quarters format) and in the WIT productions Die! Die! Die! and POTUS Among Us. He also performs improv with the Burlesque and Belly Laughs variety show. On stage, Dan can frequently be found playing strange children, drunk old ladies and serial killers.
Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, Lizzie Nolan will always have a soft spot for any Rustbelt town. Lizzie has been taking classes at WIT since her arrival to the DC area in 2007. She was a founding member of the indie longform troupe Subsided Corn. Lizzie performs with two all gal collectives—Sadie Hawkins and Sweater Kittens. Lizzie spends most of her days with some of the world’s finest improvisers—the youth of this fine city—as a children’s librarian. She stalks her heros at @dizzymslizzy.
Before joining the Bear, Joe Randazzo was a founding member of Jive Turkey and Bright Young Things and is now a member of Sistine Robot. Joe has been doing comedy since 2000, studied at the Uprights Citizens Brigade in New York, Annoyance Theater in Chicago and at the DC Improv. Joe has performed in the Del Close Marathon, the Providence Improv Fest and several DC improv festivals. Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!
Charles St. Charles is an original member of Spirit Bear and is on WIT’s faculty. He is also on independent improv teams Press Play, Teenage Hand Models, Mr. Meaner, Pimento, and Charles Xavier. He is a graduate of WIT’s curriculum and the Honors Conservatory at The Theater Lab School of the Dramatic Arts. He has also trained in acting, improvisation and comedy at DC Improv, Studio Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, and Upright Citizens Brigade (NYC). He has appeared in several scripted plays and is a visual artist.
Jason Walther is a stand-up comedian and improviser in the DC area. He likes people who read profiles, people just like you, and pandering. And he likes pandas, but thinks based on their bamboo-exclusive diet and inability to do anything except eat and nap, that they should have died out a long time ago.
Elise Webb starting doing short form improv when she was a mere tyke. At 18, she moved to Chicago where she fell in love with longform. She spent several years studying in Chicago where she was on a team with pH Productions as well as other Harold teams. Elise stumbled onto WIT after a five-year break from improv, during which time she worked as a Pilgrim from 9-5 in Plymouth, Mass. and spent time in Rwanda (where her flailing white girl moves won her a dance contest). She couldn't be more thrilled to be playing with this magnificent group of people.
John Windmueller (coach) loves improv. Loves it! Being present in the moment, playing, and making art… what's not to love? He has a longer explanation for why he was drawn to improv that weaves together a background with auto-cross racing, Zen, and his day gig as a college professor teaching conflict resolution. John is a member of WIT’s faculty and performs with its House ensemble King Bee and independent troupes The Lodge, Just Moxie, and Beartown. Double-fisting his improv across two cities, John is also a member of the Baltimore Improv Group, where he teaches and performs with the house ensemble Population: 6.
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