Kurt BoddenKurt Bodden: Kurt Bodden is a former Company member and instructor at BATS Improv and a graduate of the improv/sketch program at The Groundlings in Los Angeles. He founded Scratch Theatre, which performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and he does physical improv in the duo Rover Hendrix. He now hosts the monthly “Talk Show Live” at 330 Ritch, complete with a house band, guest interviews, and an after-party.

Tim Ereneta Tim Ereneta: Storyteller Tim Ereneta brings to life traditional tales for contemporary audiences, at storytelling events and theatrical venues. He is the recipient of the National Storytelling Network’s 2006 J.J. Reneaux Emerging Artist Grant. His performance was selected as one of the Top Five Acts of the 2005 Rogue Performance Festival, where The Fresno Bee called him “Droll, funny and original.”

For ten years, he was in the mainstage company of BATS Improv, one of San Francisco’s most popular improvisation troupes. Tim Ereneta’s MySpace Page

Ruth HalpernRuth Halpern: Internationally known, award-winning storyteller Ruth Halpern has been telling stories all over the world for a long time. How long? Her parents say, “Since she could talk.” Children say, “Since she captured my attention, and I lost all track of time.” Her audiences say, “Not long enough! More!” And so the story goes on….

Ruth performs at schools, libraries, summer camps, corporate seminars, and any setting where the power of a story can move people. She teaches in the Dominican College Storytelling Certificate program, as well as at in-service training for teachers, and storytelling workshops for students of all ages. Check out Ruth’s Website

Shaun LandryShaun Landry: Ms. Landry is Co-Founder and Artistic Director of the critically acclaimed Oui Be Negroes – the country’s first African American sketch comedy and improvisational theatre company. They perform nationwide. She is also the founder of The San Francisco Improv Alliance and producer of The San Francisco Improv Festival and can be seen as half of the duo The Irish Mutts with Kevin McShane.

Shaun has done improv and sketch with the National Touring Company of The Second City, The Second City Children’s Theatre, Child’s Play Touring Theatre Company, Geese Theatre Company and Playback Theatre Midwest. The movie Read You Like A Book with Danny Glover, Karen Black and Tony Amendola is now out on DVD release through Vanguard Cinema, and she can be seen in the 2008 December release of Milk with Sean Penn and Gwenn Craig.

Special Guest Performers
Christopher Gray


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