Our cast has a combined experience of over 100 years. Most are alumni from the Boston Improv Scene but are now represented by talent all over the world.
Will Luera is the Director of Improvisation at Florida Studio Theatre, Director of Big Bang Improv, and serves as the Artistic Director Emeritus of ImprovBoston. He is the co-creator of Healing Moments for Alzheimer’s, a non-profit organization that provides education, advocacy, and ministry for persons with dementia and their caregivers. He is a conflict mediator with a focus on EDIA issues in the workplace.
Patrick Parhiala is currently a cast member at ImprovAsylum. He began at ImprovBoston in June 2010 as a member of the Family Show and has since also been a part of the ImprovBoston Mainstage and the ImprovBoston Touring Company. He has also starred in ‘T: An MBTA Musical’, ‘Agent Spy’, and various other shows. He began his comedy career with Mission: IMPROVable at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. When not performing, Patrick is a teacher in Lexington, MA.
Robert Woo is currently a cast member of Fine Line Comedy. His improv comedy experience includes training at ImprovBoston and workshops with various improv gurus including Armando Diaz, Asaf Ronen, Susan Messing, and Joe Bill. He has performed in showcase shows with ImprovBoston (Crime Solving Bear, Ocean's Two, etc), as a cast member of the Family Show, which was formed from a group he co-founded called Wrong Kind of Funny, and with TheatreSports/Friday Night Face-Off.
Rachel Rosenthal is an improviser and improv instructor with over 17 years’ experience. She is also a free-style rapper. She performs weekly in NYC with free-style rapping Hip Hop comedy team, North Coast, who was named a “Top 10 Comedy Show” by Time Out NY, and with Blank! The Improvised Musical (Off-Broadway). She has been a faculty improv instructor at Miami Ad School, The Peoples Improv Theater, Brooklyn Comedy Collective, and at Reckless Theatre in NYC.
Misch Whitaker, has been performing and teaching improv for over ten years. Past credits include TheaterSports/FaceOff at ImprovBoston (2007-2008); NXT at Improv Asylum (2007-2008); Improv Asylum Mainstage (2008-2012) and ImprovBoston Mainstage (2013-2014). She is currently featured at Improv Asylum as the titular role in Frannie, an improvised parody of Annie.
Sara Burns is an actor and improviser from Boston, MA. She is a cast member of Big Bang Improv; ImprovBoston’s Mainstage, Musical Improv Cast, and National Touring Company; Something Wicked (improvised Shakespearean theater); and Just the Three of Us (her improvised solo show). She directs, teaches, and is a professional scripted actor on stage and on screen. In addition to her Boston credits, Sara has traveled the U.S. performing, teaching, and learning. Her offstage passions include plant lif
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