2ND IMPROV SEASON 15
Back for another great season, Split 2nd Improv brings
the best in live
short form improv comedy to eastside audiences!
If you are new to live improv or you've been coming to our
shows for years, it doesn't matter because you'll never see
the same show twice. Why? Because YOU craft our show. All of
our scenes are based on audience suggestion. But
wait...there's more! Every show is a competition pitting two
teams of the best improvisers around against each other for
your entertainment. Winners determined by the audience
applause. Tell your friends...tell your family...and then
bring them along to Split 2nd Improv at SecondStory
Repertory in the Redmond Town Center!
Join us Friday
night at 9pm for the wildly popular "Split 2nd Blue Show"
where anything can happen or
bring the whole family along to our "Sweet Saturdays at
Seven" when all of the actions is PG.
FRIDAY NIGHTS AT 9PM
SATURDAY NIGHTS AT 7PM
May 2, 2014
May 3, 2014
Admission $15. Call to purchase
tickets (425) 881-6777.
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Want to have an
Improv workshop for you and some friends? Call us and we
can set up a first rate Improv instructor for you here at our theater! It's
fun and great for all ages!
Click here to see
some great pictures of our improvisers
at Redmond's Saturday Market!
MEET THE PLAYERS
Robert Bogue: Robert
is the founder and artistic director of Split 2nd Improv,
and holds a BS in theater arts from Southern Utah University
where he also performed with the Tony award winning Utah
Shakespearean Festival. He is originally from Utah, where he
performed and directed at many regional theaters as well as
appearances in independent film and the television series
Touched by an Angel and Unsolved Mysteries.
Robert has been with SecondStory Rep since the 3rd season.
Some of Roberts favorite roles at SSR include Harry Brock in
“Born Yesterday”, Alfred Dolittle in “My Fair Lady”, Orsino
“Twelfth Night” Papa Bear in “Goldilocks”, and Himself in
“Complete Wrks of Shakespeare Abrgd”, “Complete History of
America”, and “Complete Word of God”.
Robert has also enjoyed directing several mainstage and
Theater for Young Audiences shows at SSR. Favorites include
“Lend Me a Tenor”, “A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the
Forum, “Misery”, “Last of the Red Hot Lovers”, “Kind Hearts
and Coronets”, “The Brave Little Tailor”, “Cinderella”,
“Elves and the Shoemaker”, and “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” and
“The Rocky Horror Show.”
Robert is also a proud member of the renaissance improv team
No Parchment Needed.
G. Allen Todd (Buddy): Buddy is a transplant from
Spokane, recently appearing as “Simon” in Hayfever at Renton
Civic Theatre. In addition to Split 2nd Improv, Buddy is
also a member of “No Parchment Needed”, an improve troupe
that specifically performs for renaissance fairs. Buddy
holds a BA in Theater from Eastern Washington University,
where he has assistant taught Music and Dance for four
Robyne De Jong: Robyne has been with Split 2nd for
four years. She's performed in kids' shows and mainstage
here at SecondStory, and has enjoyed a career doing musical
theater, interactive dinner comedies, TV, and film
Mario Gomez: Mario Gomez is an improviser originally
from Mexico City. He moved to Seattle in 2007 and started
improvising in 2008. He usually plays with Unexpected
Productions and Split Second Improv. He has performed in the
Seattle area, Redmond, Bellingham, and Portland. Most
recently, Mario produced and directed DreamTales, an
improvised show based on dreams and symbols, with his group
Danny Miller: Danny has been acting on the
SecondStory stage since 2002, and finally threw the scripts
away for a shot at Improv in 2007 with the formation of this
group. He has also served on the SSR Board of Directors
Steven Hochteil: Steven is a graduate from Fullerton
College. He was recently casted as the Levi in "Joseph and
the Technicolor Dreamcoat" and Captain of the Guards in "Man
of La Mancha." His other roles include Larry in "Burn This",
Stolckholem Jones in "Untitled", Bejart in "La Bet", and
Skelly Manor in "Rimers of Eldritch." He would like to thank
his family and friends for all their support. He would also
like to thank his lovely fiancé for supporting every moment
of his acting career.
Skye Gilbert has always been ravenous for limelight and
is thrilled to be frolicking her way through her first
season with Split Second Improv. Last year in her debut to
the improv stage, Skye ate brains as a very, very dead
zombie in Jet City's production of Zombietown. Her theatric
origins were in high school, where favorite scripted roles
include: Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Eva in The
Rimers of Eldridge. When she is not busy pursuing the
ridiculous, Skye works to improve information systems in the
developing world and climbs mountains using various
Atkin After performing in productions like Shakespeare’s
“Twelfth Night” and the insanely difficult but amazingly
funny “Noises Off” with Cascade Community Theater, Denny
threw scripts to the wind to focus on improv, training with
Seattle’s Unexpected Productions. He’s really excited to be
a member of Split 2nd Improv. His superhero weaknesses are
cheesy science fiction and cheese puffs.
Marie Hackett holds a MFA in Acting from Florida
Atlantic University. She is an SAFD Recognized Advanced
Actor Combatant Proficient in Rapier/Dagger, Knife, Small
Sword, Sword & Shield, Unarmed, and Broadsword. She has
choreographed several shows in the past few years and has
also spent quite a bit of time on stage. Her stage skills
range from dramatic and comedic acting to improv, dance,
singing, masked characters, and puppetry. Adding to her
various skills, Candace is also trained in a wide variety of
film stunts and theatrical movement styles. Candace
continually seeks new adventure and challenges in both life
and on stage.
Yust fled the theater spotlight after an elementary
school bit part in "Oliver". Cajoled by his boss to start
improv classes a few years ago, he first performed on stage
with Split 2nd Improv in the summer of 2013. He'll jump
into garish costumes at the sneeze of a gnat, and will soon
be quitting his career as a video game developer to join the
Fernando Santiago-Avila was born and raised in Puerto
Rico, moved to the US in 2001, and into Seattle in 2006.
Fairly new to acting in general (his only public, non-improv
stage performance was on a cruise ship doing a 10 minute
standup routine in 1992) he got enthralled with
improv watching Clive Anderson (and then Drew Carrey) on TV.
In 2009, while volunteering in SecondStory Rep, he learned
about Split Second Improv. After a lot of hemming and
hawing, he joined the team rehearsals in late 2011. In 2012
he decided to climb up the booth and lend a hand with lights
and sounds, and has been providing tech for SSI ever since.
Although he may do the occasional show for UP or Jet City
Improv, he will always call SSI his improv home.
Kenadi Silcox: Kenadi is the youngest performing
member of Split 2nd Improv, but has also been seen at SSR in
several mainstage and theater for young audiences
productions. She has performed throughout the region and is
currently a member of the cheer squad at Lynwood Highschool.
Sara Trowbridge: Sara enjoys flexing her creative
muscles whenever possible with Split 2nd Improv. She loves
working with such talented people, and hopes that you enjoy
watching as much as she enjoys playing. Sara is a Washington
native, and earned her BA in Theater Performance at Central
Emily Glad: Emily's improv life started in the
Training Center at the Second City-Detroit, back in 2006.
Since then, she has been seen in Seattle performing on the
Wing-It Production's stage in "Explorer's Club" and
"Unspeakable Horrors", and on the Unexpected Productions
stage in, "Improvise Your Own Adventure" and "The Improvised
Man". Currently, she can be seen performing with Human
Prop(aganda), which makes it's home in Capitol Hill. She is
proud to be a member of Split Second Improv, bringing the
laughs to Redmond on a regular basis, and wishes everybody
the freedom and joy that comes from saying, "yes, and!"
Director of Split 2nd Improv
did you first become interested in theater?
I have been performing since the age of 5, I studied
theater in high school in my home state of Utah and attended
college at Southern Utah University where I received a BS in
theater arts and dance.
2. Were you cast in any of SecondStory’s productions
before you became Artistic Director for Split 2nd Improv?
I have been performing and directing at SSR since the 3rd
season. I have also served as box office manager, writer,
scenic designer, and artistic associate.
3. In your opinion, what is the key to becoming
successful in this industry of the Arts?
Success in the Arts is relative. If you measure success
by money in the bank, you could work your whole life and
never be as successful as some lucky sole who was in the
right place at the right time. If you are able to make your
art and that is what makes you happy, I would say that you
are successful. Not too many people can say that.
Unfortunately the term "starving artist" is more truth than
fiction. My advice is you may not be the best but you need
to always do your best.
4. Tell us a bit about Split 2nd Improv. What does it
mean and who is involved?
Split 2nd improv is a mixture of some of the best
improvisers and actors from around the region. We have a
wonderful variety of talent, skill level as well as age. We
have improvisers who have been performing for many years
with teams from Seattle as well as other states, and we have
players who bring fresh new talent and perspective. The best
thing about improv is that you truly never know what is
going to happen. Each and every show is based on audience
suggestion, and since no audience is the same, no show is
the same. It is a truly unique experience. Improv really is
acting in its purest form. Characters evolve right in front
of the audience. Very real.
5. What makes SSR an outstanding theater in Redmond?
I think that SSR is outstanding because of the variety of
theater that we bring to Redmond. So many theaters give the
audience one type of experience or another, but audiences at
SSR can enjoy comedies, musicals, dramas, improv, theater
for young audiences, live musicians and SSR even brings
education to the community through our classes. We are a
professional theater that isn't limited by genre.
6. If not theater, what would you be doing?
No matter where I go, the arts will always be a part of my
life. I am fortunate to share this passion with my children
who are wonderful artists, and have even assisted me with my
directing duties on more than one occasion. No matter what
form it takes, as long as I have art, I am happy.