Our Improv Players
You know them, you love them, you can NOT live without them. They are... Our Players.
Barb fondly remembers being in first grade and making a construction paper mask and reading some lines from a script in front of the class. (She thinks it was Waiting for Godot, or You're a Good Man Charlie Brown. Can't remember which.) And she's been hopelessly hooked ever since! She loves acting in all of its forms, but laughter and improv have been the most fun she's had since she wrapped both of her feet behind her neck and was rolled around on stage... but that's another story.
Wayne may look like a double for Tom Cruise. But don't be fooled. He's never jumped on Oprah's couch and has never been married to Katie Holmes. (At least, not that he knows of.) He's been a member of the Un-Intentionals since 2007 (didn't have hair then either) and his favorite quote is "Wayne Burtoft is my hero!" (Yet to be uttered.)
Owen is a three year veteran of improv and when not on stage with the Un-Intentionals he is an omnivorous actor, taking on many different roles. He has worked with several Raleigh filmmakers including Jim McQuaid playing an Art Critic in "Grace Running", Dean Garris as a school Dean in "Parlay", and with Roger Paris on "Scorpion" and Roger Franks in "The Carrier". While plying his trade as a film actor has warmed the cockles of his creative heart, it has also driven his improv team members crazy every time he shows up and demands to see the script.
You know him, you love him, you can't live without him. He's everybody's Mr. Saturday Night, he's... David Dokar! I mean, he's... David Dollar! (He'll answer to either.) A veteran of local theater improv, David founded the Un-Intentionals in 2005 with the hopes of bringing laughter to the triangle in a clean, refreshing format. A handy man of sorts, David is proud of the fact that although his work van no longer has any original parts, it's still kicking.
Oh, wait. David just called. The van broke down. BRB.
Bert's kickin' it college style. Being a member of the team and a college student has kept his head spinning, as evidenced by the time while refereeing a show instead of asking for a suggestion of a place you want to go on vacation, he instead asked for a Loyal Fan to compare and contrast the weather to the building in Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher. He's recently taken on the responsibility of leading the youth at a local church. Something tells us, he'll be able to fit right in.
Andy was born in Iowa, but is otherwise mostly normal. He recently joined the team (May 2013) and has yet to be asked to leave. Woot woot! He believes in setting attainable goals, and dreams of one day riding a bus and eating particularly spicy beef jerky, which as it turns out is NOT the official state food of Iowa. Who knew?
Elijah - the youngest member of the troupe - has been around since March 2012. His youthful exuberance and young whippersnapper attitude not only brings a fresh perspective to the team, but also annoys the heck out of the oldtimers on the team. (Enough with the memes already!) His favorite pastimes are playing the ukelele and pwning newbs. (What?!?!) Just recently graduated from high school... OK, that's enough of you, Mister! GET OFF OUR LAWN!
Marc began his career with the Uns in 2012. Once a high school math teacher, he's amazed that what got him in trouble in the classroom now passes for entertainment. A few of his favorite things: UT football (Go Big Orange!), movies, card playing, and brown paper packages tied up with strings. His favorite improv game: Two Line Vocabulary.
Luanna has been a troupe member for over 5 years while also juggling a job, three kids, one husband, and multiple personalities none of which can speak with an authentic accent. She's handy with a pair of hair clippers (but not in the Sweeny Todd way, if that's what you were thinking) as well as a wig, a pair of star-shaped sunglasses, and a cheese wedge hat. She once played the White Witch in a local production of The Lion, etc., where she was given high regards for her Narnian accent.
Jeremy has been with the Un-Intentionals since 2008 and although you may not recognize the face, but you probably are familiar with "The Voice". Having spent most of his life making odd noises around the house, Jeremy is the one responsible for making the odd noises around the shows. His quick wit and ability to know exactly when and where to insert bodily sounds has earned him the respect and love of his fellow players and loyal fans. (This bio is brought to you by the letter "E". No rubber chickens were harmed in the making of this bio. At least, that we can tell.)