Jane Austen Unscripted Cast

Nick Clark (ENSEMBLE GUEST ARTIST) is an actor, writer and improviser based in Los Angeles. At Impro Theatre’s Impro Studio, he’s appeared in a number of shows including Nancy Drew UnSolvedHope FallsX-Flies UnClassifiedInspector OxfordOregon Trail UnCharted and others. He is also a member of the LA Theatresports ensemble and has trained at UCB. He has appeared on numerous televisions shows and in dozens of commercials. Notable writing credits include Alan Tudyk/Nathan Fillion’s Emmy® nominated series Con Man, TruTV’s You Can Do Better and Rooster Teeth’s Crunch Time. (Dec. 16 show)

Kari Coleman (ENSEMBLE) began improvising with LA Theatresports as a founding member.  She was most recently seen in Rizzoli & Isles, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The Spoils Before Dying with Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig, as well as reprising her role as Helen Stacy in The Amazing Spiderman 2.  She also starred in the MTV series Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous and played Whitney on Switched at Birth.  Guest star appearances include Scandal, NCIS: Los Angeles, Grey’s Anatomy, Glee, Wilfred, Major Crimes and NCIS. She’s played George’s psychotic girlfriend on Seinfeld and an embittered sex-ed teacher on Veronica Mars. She’s also been a fire-eater with Penn & Teller in Las Vegas, debunked paranormal phenomena on syndicated TV and fallen off a mountain in an IMAX 3-D film T-REX.  She is married to fellow actor Kyle Secor and they have two amazing daughters. (Dec. 14, Dec. 16, Dec. 21, & Dec. 22 8pm shows) 

Lisa Fredrickson (ENSEMBLE) In addition to Impro Theatre, Lisa has been an ensemble member of Seattle Theatresports, SAK Comedy Lab Orlando, Disney’s Comedy Warehouse and Inflatable Betty. She is the resident improv teacher at California Lutheran University. She was an original cast member of Fellowship! The Musical Parody of “The Fellowship of the Ring” in Los Angeles, performed at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival and performed in Boo at New York-New York in Las Vegas. TV credits include Greek, Desperate Housewives and The Tick. She has been in numerous TV commercials, usually as some sort of uptight mother. She loves babies and banjos. (Dec. 15, Dec. 16, Dec. 21, & Dec 22 4pm shows)

Madi Goff (ENSEMBLE) is an improviser, writer and actress originally from the Texas hill country. She has performed in Impro Theatre's Jane Austen UnScripted at The Broad Stage and at North Coast Rep, as well as in Fairytales UnScripted at the Lewis Family Playhouse in Rancho Cucamonga. Madison has also been a technical improviser for many of Impro Theatre’s shows at The Broad Stage, Falcon Theatre, Ford Amphitheatre and many more. She also performed in and co-directed Game of Falls, an epic soap opera in the style of Game of Thrones at the Impro Studio. (Dec. 14, Dec. 16, Dec. 21, & Dec. 22 4pm shows)  

Kelly Holden Bashar (ENSEMBLE) was most recently seen on Speechless, and she played Martin Freeman’s wife, Pearl Nygaard, in the Golden Globe and Emmy®-winning hit miniseries Fargo on FX. Some of her other recent credits include Parks and Recreation, 2 Broke Girls, Dog With A Blog and Gilmore Girls. She co-starred with Rita Rudner in the film Thanks and can be seen in numerous commercials. Kelly is also a writer and one of the credits she is most proud of is being the co-writer of, and portraying Pippin in, the critically acclaimed play Fellowship! The Musical Parody of “The Fellowship of the Ring.” In addition to being a main company member at Impro Theatre, Kelly is also part of the teaching faculty. Her best role, by far, is mom to Brooke and Maggie. (Dec. 14, Dec. 15, Dec. 21, & Dec. 22 8pm shows) 

Paul Hungerford (ENSEMBLE) studied acting and film at Emerson College where he appeared in The Baltimore Waltz and Red Noses. He also studied at the British American Dramatic Academy’s summer in Oxford, where he played in As You Like It and Measure for Measure. He has been seen in over 60 commercials and on such television shows as Grey's AnatomyDirty Sexy Money, My Wife and Kids and a recurring role on Bravo’s Significant Others. Film credits include Stark Raving Mad, Happy Holidays and Hate: A Comedy (Best Short Film at Aspen Comedy Festival). His voiceover work includes Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft: Mists of Panderia and the animated short film Nougat (Best Short winner at SXSW After Midnight Film Festival). Paul is director of Impro Theatre's LA Theatresports and is very proud to be working with Impro Theatre. He is from Bridgeport, CT, and lives in Burbank with his wife, two daughters and huge dog. (Dec. 14, Dec. 15, & Dec. 21 shows) 

Stephen Kearin (ENSEMBLE) began his career with Bay Area Theatresports in San Francisco, where he was a company member for 14 years. He was a founding member of both Improv Theatre and True Fiction Magazine and is currently a founding member of 3ForAll (Celebrating their 20th season). Last year, he served as co-director of Impro Theatre's Twilight Zone UnScripted and The Western UnScripted (Ovation Award nomination for his performance). Stephen is the co-creator of Simlish and was the principal male voice of The Sims, Sims 2.0 and Sims Medieval. He is featured in the DreamWorks Animation films Kung Fu Panda, Kung Fu Panda 2 & 3, Madagascar 2 & 3, Monsters Vs. Aliens, Megamind, The Penguins Of Madagascar and Home. He appears as the terrifying Principal Mitchell on Disney XD’s Kirby Buckets. Stephen has served as an instructor at Stanford University, Dreamworks Animation and Cirque du Soleil. (Dec. 14 - 16 & Dec. 22 shows) 

Jo McGinley (ENSEMBLE) has been directing unscripted theatre since 1996. Passionate about a playwright, writer or film style, diving into their world and having the great fortune of working with the most talented improvisers/actors around, is what keeps Jo inspired about live theatre. She directed Twilight Zone UnScripted and Dorothy Parker UnScripted for Impro’s main company. She also loves bringing improvisation into the sports and business worlds, and recent clients include the US Olympic Ski Teams, Cisco, Accenture, Kaiser and Salesforce Worldwide. One of her favorite theatrical credits is playing Superman’s wife in The Legacy, which won best comics-related film at Comic Con. (Dec. 14-16 shows) 

Sara Mountjoy-Pepka (ENSEMBLE GUEST ARTIST) is a Los Angeles-based actor, improviser and mime. In the Pacific Northwest, she has worked with Book-It Repertory Theatre, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, New Century Theatre Company, Seattle Children's Theatre and Seattle Shakespeare Company. As an ensemble member of Unexpected Productions for 6 years, she also performed weekly in Seattle TheatreSports. Currently, Sara performs improvised theater at the Impro Studio where she is director/producer/actor in The Improvised Generation; a member of the premiere Impro Lab ensemble; a founder of Ripley, seven women improvising YA dystopia plays; and the monoscene duo In the Car with Nick and Sara. As a member of Magic Circle Mime Company, Sara has mimed family concerts with dozens of major symphonies across North America, Europe and Asia, and will travel to South Korea in May 2017 to perform The Listener. (Dec. 15 & Dec. 22 shows)

Dan O’Connor (CO-DIRECTOR / ENSEMBLE / IMPRO THEATRE’S PRODUCING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR) For Impro Theatre, Dan has directed Chekhov UnScripted and co-directed Jane Austen UnScripted, Fairytales UnScripted, The Western UnScripted, Shakespeare UnScripted and Sondheim UnScripted. Collectively, these shows have performed at The Broad Stage, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Laguna Playhouse, North Coast Repertory, Falcon Theatre, Carrie Hamilton Theatre at The Pasadena Playhouse, Lewis Family Playhouse, New Vic Theatre, Odyssey Theatre and many others. Stage acting credits include Improbable Theatre’s Life Game (Off-Broadway) and shows with ACT and A Noise Within. Television directing credits include ABC’s Sons and Daughters and Oxygen’s Campus Ladies; acting includes Seinfeld, VEGAS, Raising Hope, Campus Ladies, Starstruck and Malcolm in the Middle; he also co-created and starred in NBC/PAX’s improv show World Cup Comedy. Dan has taught and directed improvisational theatre to universities and companies worldwide including USC, Duke, Pepperdine, UT Austin, Dreamworks, Disney Animation and Cirque du Soleil. He is a graduate of the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London and he gave a TED Talk about teaching the world to improvise. His book, Life Unscripted (co-written with Jeff Katzman), was recently published.  (Dec. 14-15 & Dec. 21-22 shows) 

Matthew Pitner (ENSEMBLE GUEST ARTIST) was born and raised in North Dakota. He received his bachelor's degree in theatre arts with an emphasis on acting and directing. Along with his formal education, Matthew founded an improvisational theatre troupe Bearded Men, which has been touring and teaching across the country for the past 12 years. Bearded Men has a weekly TV show on the popular Twitch Channel Geek & Sundry. Matthew has worked on various independent film projects which prompted his move to Los Angeles in 2014. Along with auditioning and working in the film industry in LA, Matthew is also a performer, director and instructor at Impro Studio in Los Feliz. (Dec. 22 8pm show)

Mike Rock (ENSEMBLE) is a Wisconsin native who worked as a guest artist with Impro Theatre for over 5 years before becoming a main company member in January 2017. Most recently he was featured in the 1966 Holiday Variety Extravaganza at The Broad Stage. He has also guested in Chekhov UnScriptedTwilight Zone UnScriptedThe Western UnScriptedShakespeare UnScripted, Jane Austen UnScripted, Horror UnScripted and Dorothy Parker UnScripted as well as performed in a number of Impro Studio shows including Campfire StoriesNancy Drew UnSolvedHome for the HolidaysMicetro and LA Theatresports. Mike’s extensive background includes being the former Artistic Director of Madison Wisconsin Theatre Sports and co-founder of the comedy group The Bert Fershners. His TV credits include Black-ishThe GoldbergsModern FamilyChelsea LatelyAfter LatelyThe MentalistMonk, Conan and a bunch of commercials. (Dec. 14, Dec. 16, Dec. 21, Dec. 22 4pm shows)

Paul Rogan (CO-DIRECTOR / ENSEMBLE) Originally from London, Paul has worked with all of the UK’s major improv groups, including the Comedy Store Players and with Eddie Izzard and Friends. He joined Impro Theatre to co-direct and perform in Jane Austen UnScripted. U.S. TV includes Castle, Timeline, KC Undercover, I Didn’t Do It (as snarky science teacher Mr. Jenkins), Anger Management (two different roles), Legit, My Name is Earl, Big Love, Cougartown, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Sleeper Cell and Cory in the House. Film includes Miss March, Thunderpants and A Knight in Camelot. Theatre includes George in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Emcee in Cabaret and Malvolio in Twelfth Night. He has been on lots of BBC Radio comedy shows, including 6 full series. As a stand-up comedian, Paul has played the Improv in Hollywood and hundreds of live, TV and radio gigs. (Dec. 15 - 22 shows)