Jon’s improv journey began in 2010. Since then he’s performed in 200+ improvised shows, plays, and musicals with the Baltimore Improv Group. He’s taken 25+ workshops with improv legends like Miles Stroth, Susan Messing, Craig Cackowski, Jill Bernard, Will Leura, Mark Sutton, Asaf Ronen, Paul Vaillancourt , Brian O’Connell, Rick Andrews, Peter McNerny, and Chris Trew. He completed iO Chicago's five-week Summer Intensive in 2011, and his improv festival resume includes Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Chicago, DC, NYC, and Providence. Since moving to Cincinnati in late 2015, Jon is the Executive Director and Team Building Director for Improv Cincinati. He is is over eight feet tall.
An actor/writer/improviser, Tracy Connor has lived in Boston, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles (20 years) and Cincinnati. Tracy has a degree in theatre from Emerson College in Boston and has received additional theatrical training at Second City, Steppenwolf Theatre, Loose Moose Theatre with Keith Johnstone in Calgary, Alberta and the British-American Drama Academy in Oxford, England.
A veteran improviser and performer, Tracy spent a dozen years as a company member of Los Angeles Theatresports now known as Impro Theatre. TV Credits include Huff; Push, Nevada and In Living Color. Film credits include Home Alone, Dutch, and indie For Pete’s Wake. Her monologue e-book, I GREW UP IN A NURSING HOME is available on Amazon.
Mary O’Connell is a writer and lover of comedy. She began learning the art of improv at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park in 2014, and went on to complete improv and sketch writing intensives at Second City Chicago, and sketch writing workshops with comedian/writer Kevin McDonald. Mary has been involved in Improv Cincinnati since its origins. In addition to performing, coaching, and teaching at IC, Mary wrote and directed, “The Twi-Lit Zone” holiday show, and wrote material for the variety show, “Live at Jabba’s Palace.”
Dylan Shelton is a creator of puppet theatre and serves as the Artistic Director of Madcap Puppets. Dylan graduated from Wilmington College with a BA in Theatre and received an MFA in Acting from Ohio University. As an actor, Dylan has performed in theaters across the country including the La Mirada Theatre in Los Angeles, the Monomoy Theatre on Cape Cod, The Know Theatre of Cincinnati, and the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and has appeared in national and local commercials. Dylan is a founding member of the comedy troupe OTRimprov and teaches corporate improvisation workshops as well as classes at Xavier University.
Colin Thornton has been performing, teaching, and directing improv for sixteen years. He is founder of Kentucky’s longest-running improv troupe, HappyGAS. He has studied under several mentors including Keegan Michael Key (Comedy Central’s Key & Peele), Mick Napier (author, Improvise) and TJ Jagodowski (author, Improvisation at the Speed of Life). He is a graduate of iO and The Annoyance, Chicago’s premiere schools for long-form improv. In Chicago, his production company, Glowdark, created successful shows in a variety of styles: sketch, long-form, interactive parody, and improvised stand-up. Currently, Colin is an improv instructor for Dramakinetics and Children’s Theatre of Mason, a featured player for Cin City Comedy, and the father of two lovely daughters.
Charlie Roetting (in the pink) holds a BFA in Theatre from Northern Kentucky University and an MFA in Acting for Film from the New York Film Academy as well as Certificates in Improvisation from the Upright Citizens Brigade and iO West. Charlie has improvised, acted, taught, and directed extensively in Cincinnati and in New York and LA. He is a founding member of HOMUNCULUS MASK THEATRE in NYC, as well as the LA based improv team, thrashtown!. He is a former performer and teacher with Cincinnati's own OTRImprov, a featured player for Cin City Comedy, and he directs Northern Kentucky University's improv team, THIS SIDE UP
Tone Branson is graphic designer, an improviser, a teacher, and a cuddly bear of a man. He played Santa in the Twi-Lit Zone, Gripshover in Luna, and he is the director of Live From Jabba’s Palace: The Star Wars Variety Show. He is a featured player for Cin City Comedy.
Sean is a writer, teacher, comedian, and pub trivia champion who worked in Hollywood on network sitcoms for nearly a decade. Writing credits include shows you’ve heard of. Assistant credits include shows you don’t remember. He’s studied and performed improv at Second City in Chicago, Upright Citizens Brigade in L.A., iO West, and festivals across the country. Locally he’s a member of ComedySportz, Dinner Detective, Improv Cincinnati, OTRimprov, and now Cin City. Sean thinks you look really good today and he loves what you’ve done with your hair.