Coaches

Nicholas Guastella

Hi teams and practice groups! Let’s make funky magic together. I love building those sweet team dynamics. I love big thematic weirdness as much as I love game math and Harold’s. I’ve been taught by Shaun Diston, Nicole Drespel, Liz Noth, Keisha Zollar and a lot more. I currently perform on...
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Patrick Keene

Hi, I have been studying at UCB since 2013 under a number of great teachers including Anthony Atamanuik, Lydia Hensler, Nicole Drespel, Silvija Ozols, Ryan Karels, James Dwyer and Alex Dickson at an advanced level. I am currently a member of UCB's Touring Company for their '18/'19 season, the...
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Lane Koivu

Howdy, _____! My name is Lane Pumpernickel Koivu (COY-VIEW, which means "Jokerman" in Finnish), and I'd love to make YOU the best improviser you can be. Zip. Zap. Zucchini! Let's go!!! A little bit about me: I started doing pickup improv games with Paul Sills and Bernard Sahlins in Hyde Park i...
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Andrew Fafoutakis

Hi! I was on the Musical House Team at the Magnet called "Mint Condition". I studied improv at the Brave New Workshop in Minneapolis, the UCB, the PIT, and the Magnet Theater. I perform regularly with my improv duo "The Andrews Sisters", and I hosted an LGBTQ improv show called "There's No Place...
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Lilian Tanner

Look! I'm laughing in my picture so you know that I'm funny. Hi, I'm Lilian. I've been improvising for 5 years. I've studied at UCB with Molly Lloyd, Doug Moe, Keisha Zollar, and John Timothy. I've performed with my indie team Stranded truly everywhere in the city, and I've been on Boogiemanja at...
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David Armstrong


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Michael McLarnon

I love improv and have studied it at the Magnet Theater and the UCB. I've coached a number of groups, from newly-formed practice groups to indie teams, to Circuit and Supernova groups. I'm currently a member of Magnet Theater house improv team Titan, and former member of Dog Scarf and Call ...
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Leanna McMillin

I want to coach your practice group! I am a thoughtful and enthusiastic coach who loves working with beginners (101/201 level). I will help you master the basics of scene work and play from a grounded place. I'm currently in the Advanced Study program at UCB, was a member of the 10,000 Ho...
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Matt McCormick

Hey! I'm Matt, and I want to coach your improv team. I've been learning long-form improv since 2014. I'm currently in the UCB Academy program, and I've been taught by Gavin Speiller, Shaun Diston, Nicole Drespel, Patrick Noth, Zack Willis, Silvija Ozols, Casey Feigh, Anthony Apruzzese, Kevin H...
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Joyah Spangler

Hey, check it out! As a coach, I like to focus on deep listening, bold physical/emotional choices and building a strong ensemble. I have experience in many different forms/philosophies of improv, including musical improv. I want to get down and dirty with your team to make some improv magic! ...
Schedule updated 3 months ago