Here's some info about the wonderful people running workshops this year!
You don't want to miss these!

Amy Angelilli


A seasoned improvisational theater performer of more than 15 years, and a certified laughter yoga leader, Amy Angelilli also teaches classes for the stage and facilitates workshops for real world personal and professional application. She is a graduate of Philadelphia’s ComedySportz School of Improvisation and Denver’s Bovine Metropolis Theater School of Improvisation. She has performed in the 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016 Palm Beach Improv Festivals, the 2019 Wasatch Improv Festival, the 2019 and the 2018 Countdown Improv Festivals, the 2018 Alaska State Improv Festival, the 2017 3-2-1 Improv Festival, the 2017 Omaha Improv Festival, the 2017 Miami Improv Festival, the 2016 and 2015 Tampa Improv Festivals, the 2015 Boulder International Fringe Festival, the 2015 and 2014 Colorado Improv Festivals, Duofest 2015 and the 2014 Denver Improv Festival. She currently plays in “Tiny Town” – secrets of St. Augustine revealed through audience suggestions, “It’s All About Amy” – the story of her life, and, “3 Blind Dates” – a romantic comedy. These unscripted theater experiences she created, directs and produces. As Chief Adventure Officer of The Adventure Project, she has facilitated “playshops” for improv festivals, adult summer camps, spiritual centers, yoga communities, retreats and businesses. She is a member of the Applied Improvisation Network and has presented at the 2017, 2015 and 2014 Applied Improvisation Network World Conferences. Currently she heads up a five-level improv training center at Limelight Theatre in St. Augustine, Florida. She has facilitated play experiences for people from 9 to 92 and every age in between – at home and abroad. And, she believes everyone can benefit from an improv mindset! 

Bill Arnett


Bill Arnett, founder of the Chicago Improv Studio and author of The Complete Improviser, is known as a good-natured teacher with an empowering approach to improv. He started improvising at the University of Florida in 1992 before moving to Chicago in 1998. He has been a part of several acclaimed ensembles including People of Earth, Maximum Party Zone and 3033. After 12 years of teaching at the iO Theater and 18 months as the Training Center Director Bill left to start the Chicago Improv Studio, a stage-focused training and performance company that takes a non-traditional approach to improv. More information about the Improv Studio and a link to Bill’s long-running blog can be found at

Nicole Marcks

Nicole Marcks graduated from Juilliard’s Drama Division and has performed as an actress across the country and internationally on stage and screen. After moving to L.A. she re-fell in love with improv and began to perform as much as she could. She studied at The Groundlings while performing with a long form, genre specific improv troupe called Those Meddling Kids (TMK). Nicole studied, performed and taught at the now-defunct-but-always-awesome bang. comedy theater. She developed the character of sexpert, life & death coach, Famke Roumstead, through an improv exercise with TMK and has performed her 'sexinars' in Los Angeles, Salt Lake City and for various improv festivals (Wasatch, Femproviser, San Francisco Improv, Impride and the upcoming Alaska State Improv Festival). Nicole moved to Park City, Utah in 2012 to raise her kiddo and continues to act and improvise. She plays with local groups Laughing Stock, Quick Wits and is a founding member and player in troupes Hot Toddy and Park City Improv. Nicole coaches people in performance skills and improvisation in the corporate environment and elsewhere through her applied improv company Triple I Creative with husband, Tom Shannon and fellow PC Improv performer, Nate Sears. Famke Roumstead hosts, teaches and performs live in the SLC area and is soon launching a web series.

Rich Baker


Rich Baker has performed and taught all over the country with Rollin’ In Riches, The Second City, CSz Chicago, Mission Improvable, and The Westside Comedy Theatre. He is a writer for Epic Rap Battles of History, writer/producer/director/actor for @strongercomedy on Instagram, and the author of Improv Made Easier. His award-winning web series Third Shift has made it into seven film festivals so far. When he's not creating or teaching comedy, Rich enjoys playing with his dog Maggie, old school video games and watching science documentaries... because he is a dork. See more at


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