Susan Gorman is a seamstress who grew up as a Navy Brat living all over America’s coastal cities. She’s a lover of cooking, good spelling, and her family winery, Cardinal Point in Afton.
Former 1983 class clown of Norfolk Academy, JL Lawrence makes coffee, plays speed chess, and likes to run fast. He’s a veteran of Big Blue Door improv teams Dance Monkey and The Helix.
Coming to us by way of Greensboro, NC, Leigh Maxwell improvised formerly with the Greensboro Harlequin Troupe and The Bystander Effect. She loves classic cars, cooking, and movies.
Keaton Ray is a personal trainer. He’s also an actor you might see performing in ads or shows on your very own teevee. He dreams of being in a horror movie.
Hailing from Milwaukee, WI, Shell Stern came to Charlottesville almost 14 years ago by way of a rural Virginia farm. She once tried to break the Guinness Book of World Records for pogo stick jumping.
Erik Swanson is veteran of many Big Blue Door teams including Usual Suspects, Dance Monkey and Sleepover. He’s the proud owner of an engineering firm, and enjoys hang gliding, sailing, and working on houses.
Sally Trude was born in Santa Monica, CA. She moved to the East Coast in 1992 and to Crozet in 2004. She loves cats, kittens, and quilting.
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.
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 performed with Big Blue Door’s summer ensemble Dance Monkey.