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A Native Cincinnatian, Sean P. Mette has been improvising since what seems like birth. A graduate of Capital University, Sean started his professional career touring with Madcap Puppets and is currently their Bookings and Social Media Manager. Besides improvising with OTRimprov, Sean also performs with several theatres around the Cincinnati Area including The Carnegie, Hugo West Theatricals, The Know Theatre and Covedale Center for the Performing Arts. Occasionally, Sean will perform the National Anthem for local sports teams such as the Cincinnati Cyclones, Cincinnati Rollergirls and Florence Freedom.
Paul Wilson has been performing with OTRimprov since its inception, including a couple of sweat lodge experiences during the summer in the furniture warehouse on 12th Street where he met his spirit animal. He started improvising at Wittenberg University and has been active in the improv scene in Cincinnati since 2000 (yes, there has been improv in Cincinnati that long) with multiple groups including the award winning Wit’s End, Smarty Pants, and Think Fast (until a trivia company hired a lawyer). He lives in Westwood with his dog.
Hailing all the way from Wenatchee, Washington (the Apple capital of the world) Brady is spent his entire life trying to convince people that it's his real name. With this in mind when he moved to LA and started studying improv at Second City Hollywood, UCB And IO West. He has worked with some of the biggest names in entertainment. A father of three wonderful children and a full-time stay-at-home dad, Brady is thrilled to have found OTRimprov and many talented friend here in Cincinnati. He looks forward to entertain you and convince you that it's his real name.
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Andrew Ian Adams is a man of many trades. Not only is he making his mainstage debut at the Know this spring in Hearts Like Fists, he is also appearing in the Serials! play turned Indie-Feature film The Funeral...a comedy?. He's been in national print ads for Lenscrafters and Lexmark, commercials for Glad Press'n'Seal and Head&Shoulders, hand modeled for John Morrell and OralB, and appeared in Comedy Central's The Chocolate News. He's pretty; pretty good, pretty funny, and just plain pretty pretty.
Erin comes from the mystical land of Morehead, Kentucky where the grass is as blue as the sky. She received her BFA from Northern Kentucky University where she joined her first improv troupe, This Side Up. When not improvising with OTRimprov, Erin can be found performing in shows around Cincinnati. Erin is very excited to be apart of OTRimprov and to bring a little Kentucky sweetness to this band of Buckeyes.
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Alison has been improvising for over a decade. She was introduced to the form in college with Miami University of Ohio’s Tower Players and has since worked in Dayton with Smarty Pants Improv and played at Cincinnati’s Fringe Festival, the Chicago Improv Fest and the Detroit Improv Festival with her long form troupe Incredulity. She is delighted to be a part of OTRi improv and hopes to continue growing as a performer while helping to foster an improv community here in Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine. Her grown up job is teaching English and Theater 8th grade students and running the drama club at Wilson Middle School in Hamilton, Ohio, which challenges her improv skills daily.
Eileen is a member of the OTRimprov Executive Committee and Co-Manager of ComedySportz Cincinnati. She is also one half of Two Sketchy Dames, the female sketchprov troupe that is 50% Wine, 50% Improv, 100% Fabulous. When she isn't performing make 'em ups and drinking wine, she is an actress performing all over the country. She loves turtles, peanut butter, and NCIS. She is also standing right behind you.
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Kelly graduated from Miami with a degree in Spanish and a minor in Theatre. You can catch her at OTRi shows as well as at Improv Cincinnati's Hot Mic and Veracity performances and in the duo Color Me with Nicole Cadman. When she's not doing improv, Kelly is probably roaming the shelves at Joseph-Beth Booksellers or eating something. She enjoys watching the same episode of The Great British Baking Show over and over, making people look at pictures of her wiener dog, and talking to herself. Kelly is a Hufflepuff.
Matt first discovered improv while an undergraduate at Xavier University and immediately fell in love with it. Originally from the western suburbs of Chicago, he is very happy to now call Cincinnati his home. He is excited to be a part of OTRimprov and to have found all of these wonderful talented people to play with.
Scott started his beautiful journey in San Diego, where he attended the San Diego State University Clown School to accompany his unicycle skills. From there, he moved to upstate New York and acted and directed community theater in an idyllic town. Upon moving to Cincinnati, Scott performed improv with The Middle Child troupe for seven years. During his time in Cincinnati, he has been fortunate to play parts in three locally filmed movies. Scott has trained at Second City (Chicago) and performed in both the Gatlinburg Improv Festival and IF Cincinnati. He is thrilled to be part of the OTRi Improv family!
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Kat Smith started performing improv at the College of William & Mary in Virginia. She is an alum of the iO West Training Center in Los Angeles, and was part of a variety of sketch and improv shows at iO West, the LA Connection Theatre and ACME Comedy. She likes to pretend coordinating a comedy troupe is her job, but really she’s a project manager, which usually does not involve nearly as many laughs as she gets with OTRi. In her spare time, she studies with the masters of improvised play, her two lovely
Dylan graduated from Wilmington College with a BA in Theatre and then earned an MFA in Acting from Ohio University, where he first got involved with improv theatre. As an actor, Dylan has performed in theaters across the country including the La Mirada Theatre in Los Angeles, the Monomoy Theatre on Cape Cod, the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and the Know Theatre of Cincinnati. Dylan currently works with Madcap Puppets, where he has been the Executive Director since 2017.
Charlie Roetting (in the pink) holds a BFA in Theatre from Northern Kentucky University and an MFA in Acting for Film from the New York Film Academy as well as Certificates in Improvisation from the Upright Citizens Brigade and iO West. Charlie has improvised, acted, taught, and directed extensively in Cincinnati and in New York and LA. He is a founding member of HOMUNCULUS MASK THEATRE in NYC, as well as the LA based improv team, thrashtown!. He is a performer and teacher with Cincinnati's own OTRImprov, a featured player for Cin City Comedy, and he directs Northern Kentucky University's improv team, THIS SIDE UP
Chris is a Cincinnati native who began his improv career at North College Hill High School back in 2002. He earned his BA in Music Composition which forced him to pursue other career paths if he wanted to eat for the next 15 years, leading him toward the field of Permaculture as the Director of Sustainability for Price Hill Will. Performing with numerous groups including Q City Players, We Got Nothing, and actively performing with The Middle Child, Chris dearly loves this good ol’ form of storytelling and will do anything to see a thriving, wonderful improvisation community here in Cincinnati.
Dave Powell Dave is a Cincinnati native, and has been improvising for thirteen years since his senior year at the College for Creative Studies. He graduated with a BFA in painting, but performance was the muse that kept him up at night. Dave has trained at the Second City in Detroit, graduating from their conservatory, writing, and graduate programs. While at Second City, he performed in the alternative revue To Catch a President. Dave has was a founding member of The Smarty Pants Theater Company, and has performed with the troupes Wilhelm Scream, Incredulity, and been a cast member of The All-Star Showdown at Go! Comedy. Dave has had the privilege of performing in the Chicago Improv Festival, Out of Bounds Comedy Festival (Austin, TX), Detroit Improv Festival, Improvapalooza (Louisville, KY), and the Memphis Improv Festival. Dave is currently co-captain of OTRimprov and, like most improvisers, has let the philosophy of “yes, and…” take over his life.
Alanna has been doing improv since 1999, when she got involved with Pittsburgh’s Friday Nite Improvs. She was a member of The Susquehanna Hat Company, and two other troupes that lasted mere nanoseconds. Alanna has been with OTRi since its formation in 2011. She is proud to be one hell of a nurse. Her husband, Richard, is the blond cutie with the big laugh at most OTRi gigs. Her cat, Percy, is not as supportive and declines to attend.
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Dave Wilson studied improv with The Groundlings in LA and performed at Peoples Improv Theater and The Yes Show in NYC. He’s also appeared in a smattering of TV, film and theater productions around the country, including locally at the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater, the Covedale Center for Performing Arts, and The Carnegie. Dave also works for GE and serves in the Air Force Reserves.
Ellyn is a Cincinnati Westside native and graduate of Northern Kentucky University where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting. She has been seen onstage throughout the Greater Cincinnati area with companies such as Showbiz Players, Madcap Puppets, and The Queen City Queer Theatre Collective. She has performed with The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s TCT On Tour in Anne Frank (Anne Frank), Town Mouse Country Mouse (Fable/Judge Rawr/Officer Shorthair) and A Christmas Carol (Belle/Tiny Tim/Caroler). Ellyn also worked as a Teaching Artist with The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s TCT Academy where she was able to share her love of theatre with kids of all ages. You can find her (most) Fridays at Memorial Hall performing family friendly improv with ComedySportz Cincinnati or performing full-length improvised musicals with Improv Cincinnati’s Hot Mic.
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Laila finds comfort on stage escaping into new worlds. She's had supporting roles in musicals such as 'Into the Woods', 'Thoroughly Modern Millie', and 'The Boyfriend' and various other variety shows. When she isn't exploring new worlds on stage, she is drawing new worlds on paper. She is a local Architect with a BS Arch from DAAP (UC) and an M.Arch from Knowlton School of Architecture (OSU). Whether on stage or designing, Laila is always turning things upside down and looking for new perspective. Laila is also a percussionist and was on the UC Bearcat Band's Drumline and taught young musicians with the team at FJM Inc.
Patrick was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has had a love for performance since elementary school. Music was his main artistic outlet until freshman year in high school when a friend convinced him to audition for the school musical, and for the next four years he performed in various plays and Music ensembles. Upon graduation from Walnut Hills High School, Patrick dedicated his next four years to performing with the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle corps. He spent the following few years as a lost puppy looking for his home in the performance community, finding his new home with OTRimprov. Patrick has started his improv career with OTRi. By day Patrick can be found perusing his love for photography and video, or hanging out somewhere on a golf course.
Nathan is a central Kentucky native where he first began his journey in the acting and comedy improvisation world. He obtained a B.F.A. from Northern Kentucky University and later worked in Los Angeles on numerous TV and film productions. He is happy to be back in the Cincinnati area and to be part of the OTRimprov family!