Ladies and Gentlemen, we are proud and honored to present to you, the instructors of Mt Olymprov 2017, the 2nd Greek International Improv Festival in Athens, Greece! (All our instructors are available for coaching sessions during the festival. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve yours!)
Joe wears many hats.
He is one of Annoyance Theater founders, iO Chicago, Second City Guest Artist in Residence, International Improv Performer, Teacher, Director, Coach, Consumer of foods and beers with international improvisers.
Patti is a professional actor, improviser, director, instructor and playwright.
Mix her professional experience with her infectious passion for improvisation, insightful improvisation technique, strong narrative skill and spirit of play and it is no wonder she is responsible for inspiring many hundreds of people to improvise.
Inbal Lori is a graduate of Jerusalem art high school 1994 and Nisan Nativ acting studio (2000). Since then she has been writing and acting for television and theatre.
She’s been improvising since 2001 and preforms in Tel Aviv with her group 3FALLING. In 2013 Inbal opened an improv school in Tel Aviv called “IMPRO TLV” with improviser Rod Ben Zeev. Today she is teaching and preforming in many places around the world with her solo show “fragments of life” and her duo show with Tim Orr “CLICK”.
Will Luera is the Director of Improvisation at Florida Studio Theatre, Director of Big Bang Improv. He also serves as the Artistic Director Emeritus of ImprovBoston, Artistic Director of the Pilsen Improv Festival, Artistic Associate of the Chicago Improv Festival, Artistic Advisor to the Women in Comedy Festival and Part-time Faculty at Boston College.
Will tours globally as an improv and theater actor, director and instructor that performs and teaches regularly all across North America, South America, Europe and Asia.
Katy Schutte trained at Second City and IO Chicago as well as with teachers from Annoyance, UCB and more. She is a Funny Women finalist and winner of the Brighton Festival Fringe Best Comedy Show award.
Katy has performed with the Maydays for 12 years, is half of the two woman long form show Katy and Rach, produces Geekeasy with sci-fi improv team Project2 and plays in the Destination podcast and live shows. She coaches long form teams and leads workshops in England, all over Europe and the States. She has toured with Fluxx, improvised musicals with The Maydays, Music Box and Baby Wants Candy and notably guested in the London and Liverpool Improvathons, Grand Theft Impro, Whirled News Tonight, The Armando Diaz Experience and Messing with a Friend.
Sacha Hoedemaker is a musical improviser, currently working as Musical Director at Boom Chicago in Amsterdam.
Since he started playing piano at a young age, he has been accompanying singers and musicals throughout the Netherlands. After getting introduced to improvisational theater, he started working with teams in the Netherlands and later all over Europe. Writing formats, producing music and playing live is what he loves! He has been teaching and performing in Belgium, Finland, Italy, France, Spain and the Netherlands.
Menelaos Prokos is the founder and artistic director of ImproVIBE, Greece’s first and -currently- only improv school and theater.
He has taught/performed all over Europe and in the USA. Currently, his teaching primarily focuses on eradicating fear and pushing the students towards enjoying everything they do on stage. His main troupe is “Bus Kai“, a narrative duo, and also performs with the “Bad Ideas”.
A phrase that perfectly encapsulates the way he enjoys performing (and teaching) is one once said by Del Close: “Improv is a primarily comedic form of theater that can tear your heart out at any given moment.”.