Artistic Director, Performer
Erik was born and raised in Anchorage. He started performing on the stage in elementary school so he could give flowers to his secret crush (alas, it didn’t go anywhere). He continued honing his stagecraft as a theater nerd in middle and high school, but his love of improv began in college performing with Nuthouse Improv. Afterwards, he moved back to Alaska and began his
Business Director, Performer
My name is Jack. I grew up in the Midwest. I like to do improv. I have been doing so for many years. I enjoy Scared Scriptless. Scared Scriptless enjoys having me around to feed off my youth and energy like vampires. Thank you.
Andrea was born and raised in Shelburne, Vermont, which is located roughly on the other side of the world. It is where the maple syrup is from. She spent two months every summer at sleep away camp and–following in the great tradition of unathletic children the world over–she found theater and developed a crush on improv. Six camp summers and a shelf-full of theater trophies later, Andrea was ready for the big leagues: high school theater. Her forays into character acting (I just remembered I never returned that Irish dialect cassette, sorry Mrs. Fawcett) led to the forensics team. Andrea shifted focus to improv during college and while living in California. Andrea moved to Alaska in 2014 and joined Scared Scriptless in 2018. When not performing, Andrea is a teacher, which is basically improv except the audience is sitting criss-cross-applesauce. She feels incredibly lucky to be part of Scriptless.
Eric began delighting audiences in collaboration with his brother, Paul. As kids, they produced many forgettable backyard revues. Later, they variously wrote, produced, directed, shot, and acted in the Super 8mm & VHS shorts Stog Wars, Ghost Town Bandits I & II, The Dec. 25 Christmas Nightmare, After the Day After, and Lou Carroll: What a Dude, among other still-unreleased gems. After a single summer studying film production at NYU—and years toiling in obscurity—Eric worked behind the camera on the Oscar-winning short documentary Freeheld, the Oscar-nominated features Winter’s Bone and Black Swan, and Renée for ESPN’s “30 for 30” series. Eric began studying improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade after an animated, tipsy conversation one New Year’s Eve. The art form’s ability to unlock dormant parts of his brain (play!) had him sold within seconds. He‘s been performing with Scared Scriptless since 2017.
Erica Kelly was born and raised in Wisconsin, dontcha know! With a passion for creative expressions, she spent some time in the Midwest slam poetry circuit. She performed slam poetry at open mics, poetry nights, and placed in the SlamMN! competition. Having moved from Wisconsin to Kotzebue, without ever having been to Alaska before, bold choices are in her repertoire. She is new to Anchorage, new to improv, and new to Scared Scriptless. But Erica’s no stranger to thinking on her feet and staying in the here and now, since she spends her days as a mental health therapist. At home, she has two tiny chihuahuas who have more sweaters than she does.
Tamra began her attempts at theater in preschool when she was in a scene of Hansel and Gretel, she broke character and giggled uncontrollably while eating her scene prop (a chocolate chip cookie). She has been trying not to break character ever since. Her tastes have refined enough now that she mostly only eats unnecessarily expensive cookies. Tamra joined Scared Scriptless sometime after 2011.
Amy has been a member of Scared Scriptless Improv since October 2017, and has been an active member of Anchorage’s theater and improv communities since 2013. In addition to improvising with the troupe, Amy is an actor, singer, writer, and stage manager who has appeared in many stage performances including The Music Man (TBA Theatre) and The Wizard of Oz (TBA Theatre). She also studies sketch comedy writing with The Second City in Chicago/LA. By day, Amy is an attorney with her own practice and serves as TBA Theatre’s business manager and general counsel. Amy loves performing improv, but she also believes that improv skills are enormously valuable to people in their everyday lives and to working professionals trying to get ahead.
Rebecca was birthed in Alaska and has zero desire to ever leave. A random invitation to an improv show led to an appreciation and eventual love of the craft. After many years of practicing (unbeknownst to her) improvisation with psychiatric patients, she landed in an improv class with Scared Scriptless. Now a newly minted member of Scared Scriptless’ troupe, she looks forward to gaining more skills and, most importantly, playing with members of the cast for the good people of the world!
Kristen Ritter is a playwright and fiction writer based in Anchorage, Alaska. She took a long-form improv class once and hasn’t looked back. When she’s not writing or performing, she enjoys rock climbing, Dungeons & Dragons, and casually bringing up feminism. Her favorite improv game is New Choice which she plays in real life by repeatedly shouting “New choice!” until someone brings her bacon.
Dontae was raised in the rough and tough streets of Anchorage, Alaska. He started getting a taste for the performing arts in middle school and then finally getting involved with improv in high school. He was apart of their team for all four years, performing for school shows, as well as competing in Improvaganza. Always showing up, never winning. He then went on to work for some freelance Improv instructor roles. Where, he would provide guidance for many of the high schools in the Anchorage school district. Now you can find Dontae working with Scared Scriptless, newly joining their team as of August, 2019.
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