The Experience combines for the first time Big Blue Door’s true stories tradition with Charlottesville’s best improv comedy to bring you a show that bravely pull apart the weirdness of life and people to poke the metaphorical carcass with golden comedy sticks! It’s gonna be raw, real, and hilarious! Show dates here.
Deborah Arenstein has been performing with Big Blue Door for two years. She is not making that up. She is also a Live Arts company and board member, and enjoys working both on and off stage. She has two remarkably resilient children, a dreamy domestic partner, and a dog. Past BBD Ensembles include Driver’s Ed, Short Term Analysis, The Echo, The Helix, and Catawampus.
Larry Goldstein grew up in the suburbs of NY and DC and came here for grad school in theater. He was a member of Big Blue Door’s first improv troupe, The Lady Pills, as well as numerous ensembles with Big Blue Door, Live Arts, and is a longtime devotee of Playback Theater. He teaches drama at Tandem. Also he’s good at arithmetic. Past BBD Ensembles include Driver’s Ed, The Echo, The Helix, Catawampus, The Placeholders, Unusual Suspects, and The Lady Pills.
Ripped from the comfort of NOVA Finn Mehigan now studies classics at our prestigious local U from NOVA. He’s been improvising with Big Blue Door since the fall of 2014. Candor dat viribus alas. Past groups include Driver’s Ed, Short Term Analysis, The Echo, Sleepover, and Dance Monkey.
Nauder Namaky moved to Charlottesville from Austin, Texas (although, when it’s to his advantage he seems to be from Cincinnati). When he’s not doing improv or playing D&D, Nauder is working towards his PhD in Clinical Psychology at UVa. Past groups include The Administration, OK Stupid, Dance Monkey, Sleepover, The Echo, Short Term Analysis, Unusual Suspects, and The Lady Pills.
Brian Weisbrod is an improviser best known for his role as Professional Finance/Accounting Robot. His credits include Accounting Analyst at a now defunct electronics retailer formerly based in Richmond, Senior Accountant and Finance Manager at a local University basketball arena, and most recently Assistant Controller at a local software company. He listens regularly to comedy podcasts especially ones on the Earwolf network. In 2015 you can catch him playing volleyball or soccer in his spare time, performing stand up comedy at open mic nights, or most importantly performing improv all around town. Past improv groups include The Administration, OK Stupid, Catawampus, Sleepover, The Echo, Hotdog Water, and The Lady Pills.