Tween Cartel

Tween Cartel is one of Big Blue Door’s winter 2020 performance groups, featuring veterans of Big Blue Door improv new and old in a brand-new combo under the direction of first-time coach Marjory Ruderman! Come check out their world debut at in Big Blue Door’s McGuffey Art Center studio Friday, Feb 7th for First Friday Improv! Performing with Shrewd Echidna!

Then return for all their winter 2020 performance dates!

sarah adams 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!

Me Max Hoecker was born in Burbank, CA, raised in MD, and came to Charlottesville to be a radio DJ, a job he still holds twenty-six years later. He found Big Blue Door’s classes through our great friends, Live Arts. Max also performs music, runs, reads, and tries to grow up (but not too much!). Listen to his morning show, Big Greasy Breakfast 530am to 10am on 97.5fm (3WV)!

deborah 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.

Brian Brian Weisbrod is a UVa grad who studied economics. He’s from Richmond, and recently returned to Charlottesville from the distant land of Crozet. He’s also a soccer coach. Go-alll!!!

img_4166 Susan Gorman is a passionate singer and dancer whose talents are vastly under-appreciated by her family. She also enjoys tackling the elusive skill of improv. Her day jobs include working at her family’s winery ( and making leather toe guards for roller derby skaters (This is a true fact).

will may Will May came to Charlottesville from Chapel Hill, NC twenty-five years ago. He’s a professional photographer and semi-professional dad.


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