Hula Pants is the half of Big Blue Door’s summer performing groups directed by Rachel Showalter. Performing in June and July with Snuffy The Fire Squirrel!
Steve Sanderson. Steve’s sense of humor is a medley of Jim Carrey, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and his Grandpa Dick. He last performed with Big Blue Door’s winter 2019 group Just Cause. Steve is a long-time musician who makes no money playing music so he figured he’d give making no money at improv a try. He also loves his three cats and they love him even more.
David Luzader David is a long-time performer with Big Blue Door last appearing in winter 2019’s Just Cause. In addition to improv, he is a podcaster and stand-up comedian. He can be found sharing his thoughts on the Movie-Go-Round podcast every week. For additional information on his podcast and stand up appearances, follow him on Twitter and Instagram at davluz.
Todd Kasen. Born and raised in the suburbs of New York, Todd Kasen uprooted his life to move to the greener pastures of Charlottesville in 2016. During the weekdays, Todd spends his time engineering all sorts of neat stuff, but when off the clock, he enjoys skiing, kickball, and trivia. As a lover of great innovations, Todd has a fond appreciation of lasers and traffic signs.
Erik Swanson. Erik is a native Virginian. He spent too many years attending VA Tech to be a true resident of Charlottesville, but likes it here anyhow. In real life, he helps people design rotating machinery that spins really fast. He enjoys sailing and hang gliding, but rarely gets to do either.
Debby Prum is a transplanted New England native, banjoist, and fiction writer who took up improv in Big Blue Door’s second year after being prodded relentlessly by a friend. She was on Big Blue Door’s first improv ensemble, Lady Pills, and many since! She writes short stories, movie and book reviews, essays that air on NPR stations and in newspapers and magazines, and writes histories for young adults. She also teaches workshops on the craft of writing. Check out her latest doings on her blog.
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!
Will May came to Charlottesville from Chapel Hill, NC twenty-five years ago. He’s a photographer and dad. He first started taking improv classes in the fall of 2014 and has performed with many Big Blue Door teams.