Coaches

Michael McLarnon

I love improv and have studied it at the Magnet Theater and the UCB. I've coached a number of groups, from newly-formed practice groups to indie teams, to Circuit and Supernova groups. I'm currently a member of Magnet Theater house improv team Titan, and former member of Dog Scarf and Call ...
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Matt McCormick

Hey! I'm Matt, and I want to coach your improv team. I've been learning and performing long-form improv at UCB since 2014. I'm on the indie team Carmen San Francisco. I was in the UCB Academy program before that absolutely stopped being a thing. I've learned from Kevin Hines, Johnna Scrabis, A...
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Joyah Spangler

Hey, check it out! As a coach, I like to focus on deep listening, bold physical/emotional choices and building a strong ensemble. I have experience in many different forms/philosophies of improv, including musical improv. I want to get down and dirty with your team to make some improv magic! ...
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Ryan Barker

Hey there - I'd love to coach your practice group! I moved to New York in 2015 and I've been taking classes at UCB & performing around the city ever since. With a combined 7 years improv experience (4 in college and 3 here in the city) I'm excited to start coaching with the hopes of one day te...
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Blaise Vacca

hey, I'm blaise! my pronouns are they/them because I bring the nuance of a full greek chorus to every coaching experience. I'm also queer. I'm passionate about improv that is Empathic, Earnest, and Enthusiastic. (EEE!) I'm a UCB Academy student and have been on house teams at the PIT and the ...
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Alex Simmons

Hi, I'm Alex, and I wanna coach your improv team! I've been studying at UCB since ~2014 and I've had a ton of really great teachers, like: Chelsea Clarke, Zack Willis, Ben Rameaka, Kate Zelensky, and Michael Delaney. *Currently available most weeknights (except Tuesdays and Fridays!)
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Brendan Goggins

Hi, I want to coach your team! About me: I've being doing improv since 2011 and I currently perform with Magnet Theater house sketch team Newport. In the past I was on the Magnet house teams 1,000 Foot Whale Claw (improv), Squash, Pipe Dreams, and Startup (musical improv) as well as Danger ...
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Naomi Pitt

Hey there, I'm Naomi, and I would love to coach your improv or sketch team! I improvise regularly with my indie teams Ghost Clique and Desert Rabbit & perform sketch with my house team at The Tank. I am also a writer for Remix - The Magnet Theater's diversity sketch lab. I am in the Advance...
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Jen Albanese

Oh hi, didn't see you there. I would love to coach your improv team/practice group or direct your Sketch team! I've been studying Sketch & Improv at UCB since 2015. I am in Advanced Study in both programs. I've also dabbled in sketch and improv at The Magnet, Reckless, and CSz Philadelphia. My ...
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James Butler

Hello, I'd be super excited to coach your team! I currently perform on UCB's Lloyd Night with Din-Din. I've taken classes at UCB with Morgan Grace Jarrett, Doug Moe, Achilles Stamatelaky, Johnna Scrabis, and Zack Willis. My indie team 2 Chairz has been coached by Christina Dabney, Chrissie G...
Schedule updated over 2 years ago