Tornado Warning is Big Blue Door’s brand-new spring 2019 team featuring four newcomers and one veteran under the direction of Nauder Namaky. Performing with Boho Baby!
Katie Straight. Katie manages a team of tiny but highly skilled home wreckers who happen to also be sweethearts at least part of every day. Previously, her professional work focused on international development and international education policy, which was, frankly, a lot easier. Katie’s last improv experience was as a 10 year old in her parents’ basement, pretending to be David Letterman in front of a live studio audience of one family dog named Teddy. In her free time, she’s a writer, fast walker and salsa enthusiast (the tortilla chip variety).
Christopher ‘Otter’ Moutenot. Otter is a carnivorous aquatic mammal who was raised in 1980s/90s suburban captivity on a diet focused upon the Kids in the Hall, Kurt Vonnegut, and Mr. Bungle. He made lots of joyfully collaborative improvisational films and music in his youth, and then life got really serious and heavy like allofasudden. Improv is a return to future roots, an alchemy of depth and light, a circle coming to close, a snake eating its own ass. Ya know?
Sarah Adams. Sarah, a born and raised Virginian, works for UVA doing her dream job: neuroscience research. When she’s not geeking out over brain scans, you can find her with her improv troupe, at dinner with friends, or relaxing by the river — preferably with a furry friend!
Dave Priest. Dave is a California native who got his start at Universal Studios Hollywood, when he was chosen as a young lad to be the kid on the bike to ride with E.T. From there he progressed to various punk bands in the Southern California area, and finally settling in Charlottesville with his Wife, Son and dog named “Winston”. Besides Improv he enjoys anything about the 80’s and drinking coffee.
Kirk Martini. Kirk performs on stage weekly at UVa, subjecting architecture students to the stress of structural design. He grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, and still misses cool summers and the sound of fog horns. He can sometimes be seen in yoga class at ACAC, working to avoid a faceplant while jumping into bakasana. He’s performed on Big Blue Door groups Half Price Candy, Dancing Pilots, Suburban Dictionary, and many more!