We respectfully acknowledge that we teach and perform on the traditional, unceded territory of q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie First Nation) and Kwantlen First Nation.
The reason we do and teach improv is equal parts comedy and community. For us, improv is an artform with the power to bring diverse folks together in a supportive and non-judgmental environment.
That, and we live to laugh.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, TEACHER, PERFORMER
Graham Myers started his professional improv career in 1998 as a member of a local comedy troupe called ‘table23’. From there, he became the Artistic and Curriculum Director of Second Storey Theatre (which he co-founded with table23), was a main stage performer at Vancouver Theatresports League and worked as the Improv School Director at Instant Theatre Company.
Graham has had the pleasure of teaching for organizations like the Canucks Autism Network, Family Resource Centre, School District 43, City of Port Coquitlam and many others. He has emceed, performed and taught at various festivals, drama conferences, special city events and has had the chance to work and play with improv professionals from all over the world.
BUSINESS OPERATIONS, TEACHER, PERFORMER
Russ started doing improv in 1998 with table23 comedy and co-founded Second Storey Theatre in Port Coquitlam. He performed for many years as a Main Stage player for the Vancouver Theatresports League on Granville Island.
Russ is a Certified Public Participation Professional and skilled facilitator with years of experience teaching improv to schools, businesses and government agencies.
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS,
Mikaela has always been a performer, but got serious about improv in 2011 when she began performing with and providing marketing and communications for Second Storey Theatre. Over the years, she has performed in shows throughout the lower mainland and proudly played in the ensemble cast of the Seattle and Winnipeg Improv Festivals.
Mikaela works professionally in the world of marketing, communications and community engagement. She is a Certified Public Participation Professional with a passion for working with diverse folks on their passion projects.