2014 IRTEam

Robert Baumgardner
Robert Baumgardner

Robert studied comedy improv at the PIT & Gotham City Improv, and sketch at UCB. He is a main company member of Gotham City Improv. With IRTE he's appeared at improv festivals in NYC, Tampa, Portland, and New Orleans. He received a degree in acting and directing from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro and has performed scripted work in theatres around the world including the McCarter Theatre, Indiana Rep, and the Teatro Franco Parenti in Milan. Plus, he is a member of the Actors Studio

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Nannette Deasy
Nannette Deasy

Nannette, AEA, is the Artistic Director and founder of IRTE. She's a member of the main company of Gotham City Improv & has also performed at the The PIT, UCB, Chicago City Limits, and Gotham Comedy Club. She has been a member of numerous comedy groups and was the former AD of The Red Tie Mafia. She also performs with comedy group Triple-D and teaches improv at Gotham and IN Studios.

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Alex Decaneas
Alex Decaneas

Alex Decaneas is a professional improviser and sketch comic. Outside of IRTE, he can be seen cavorting with several independent improv troupes throughout NYC. Alex writes, produces, and edits work for stage and screen, and has been highlighted in numerous comedy festivals; Chicago Improv Festival, NYC Improv Festival, Del Close Marathon, North Carolina Comedy Arts and Boston Improv Festival to name a few. Alex teaches, coaches, and directs improv and sketch comedy.

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Curt Dixon
Curt Dixon

Curt first began doing improv with The Groundlings in Los Angeles. He now lives in New York where he has been doing improv for more than 10 years. He has performed with Gotham City Improv, The Red Tie Mafia and is a founding member of IRTE. He produced and directed the hit show Match Wits and has acted in several plays. He's written and produced short films and is always looking for new and creative outlets for his craft. He also enjoys beer

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Graceann Dorse
Graceann Dorse

Graceann has studied improv and sketch at the PIT, UCB, and The Magnet. She is currently studying acting with Deena Levy Theatre Studio. She is a dancer, marathon runner, and former traditional wooden boat builder. But don't let that fool you!

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Jamie Maloney.jpg
Jamie Maloney.jpg

Jamie has been an improviser for over fifteen years, teaching coaching and performing with virtually every Improv theater and venue in NYC.

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Marcia Sofley
Marcia Sofley

Marcia is an actor, singer, and funny gal who is happiest when combining all of the above. She has over a decade of experience including several national tours, numerous regional productions, some tv and film, many comedy clubs, countless bar basements, and a few gymnatoriums. She has performed with Gotham City Improv, Eight is Never Enough and The Red Tie Mafia. She received her BFA in acting from UNCG and is a proud member of Actors Equity.

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