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Rob DiNinni | Principal
Rob DiNinni is an actor, improviser, comedian, educator, writer, facilitator, and coach. As a founding member of StageCoach Improv, he has performed and facilitated corporate improv training, leadership communication skills coaching, impact & presence storytelling, improv team building, conflict resolution sessions and interactive entertainment for organizations including Comcast, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, The American Bar Association, Harvard Medical School, Verizon Wireless, Philips North America, TD Bank, IBM Global, PWC, and Bain & Company. Rob also works closely with executives, clinicians, and medical schools providing leadership and communication skills coaching as an actor and educator. His improv training approach was inspired by teachings from the Groundlings and Keith Johnstone on the art of improvisation.
As a professional actor and member of SAG-AFTRA, Rob has had leading roles in TV Commercials, Theatre, Feature Films and Corporate Videos. His film credits include Aristocrat, To The Tranquil Sea, Slip & Fall, Patriot's Day, American Hustle, and The Nesting Doll. He also has performed stand-up and improv comedy at Stand UpNY, The Comedy Studio, and Nick's Comedy Stop. He was a principle actor in I Go Solo, a comedy Nominated for Best New Play in New England. Rob recently produced and performed a one-man show, Masquerading as an Adult. Rob was a lead actor, producer, and helped develop script for a new comedy play, The Break-Up of Cause & Effect -- world premier at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and went on to perform shows in London.
Rob created StageCoach Improv tapping into an esteemed Business Development, Sales, and Marketing career with over 12 years of professional executive experience in the computer, software, and IT services industry. Rob is recognized for his leadership and sales ability generating outstanding results through creative business development and partner programs with Segue Software (now Borland Software), IBM Global Services, MicroAge, and Microsoft. Rob has empowered successful sales and business development teams through his use of humor and improvisation. Rob graduated with honors with an Associates Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing/Management with a Psychology focus from Siena College in New York.
Honors and Awards
Best Comedic Actor -- NEABO Award
Cambridge Professionals and Strathmore's -- Who's Who
National Presentation Contest -- 1st Place
Editor’s Choice Award -- Poetry
MVP Awards -- Sales
President's Club Honors -- Sales
Best New Comedy Play Nomination -- I Go Solo
“My first show I played Tiny Tim
(A Christmas Carol) in
junior high and loved feeling the audience’s
energy and the power of storytelling.
I was hooked!”
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Sheryl Faye | Mgr. Client Relations
Sheryl Faye is an actor, voice-over artist, spokesperson, and educator.
For the past seven years she has worked with Historical Perspectives for Children, out of Chicago. She has performed three one-woman shows throughout New England. She performs sketch and improv comedy for corporate meetings and national conferences. She also performs regularly with Comedy Theater
Productions. Sheryl stays busy representing Proctor and Gamble and other
companies, at a variety of trade shows throughout the United States where she does everything from sales to presentations. She has led many corporate improv training, team building, and improv teambuilding events. She has taught many acting classes for a variety of ages. Sheryl can be seen in various commercials and just worked on a show for ABC. She is the voice of many Play Station characters and radio advertisements. She is a proud member of SAG/AFTRA and a graduate of Emerson College where she received a BFA in Acting.
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Maria Ciampa is an improv performer, actor, and comedienne. Since 2006 Maria has
been performing sketch and improv comedy and facilitating corporate improv training,
executive role-playing, and team building games for StageCoach Improv. Maria has
performed as a main-stage player for improv troupes throughout Boston. Maria has
been writing, performing, and directing comedy shows for eight years. She has
performed her self-produced solo show, Family Shmamily, for audiences in Boston
and New York. Twice nominated best standup comedian by Boston Phoenix,
Punchline Magazine called Maria a "refreshing voice". Maria co-directs the Women
in Comedy Festival, and is a guest editor/blogger with Rooftop Comedy. She worked as a Comic
in Residence at the Comedy Studio in Harvard Square. She was a featured comedian at the New
York Comedy Contest and North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, a semi-finalist in the Magner's
Comedy Festival and Plymouth Rock Comedy Festival, and performs at colleges all over the US.
As an actress, she also has been featured in TV commercials, films, and corporate videos.
She recently hosted an episode of ABC’s Chronicle, in which a magician, out of thin air, made two
red balls appear in her left hand. It was really something...really it was. Maria received a Bachelor
of Arts in Economics from Smith College.
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Bill Mootos is an accomplished actor, voiceover artist, spokesperson and educator.
He has worked as a facilitator and performer for a number of hospital programs in
the New England area, and has been a presenter for a number of corporate functions
and tradeshows. He has worked with PERCS (Program to Enhance Relational
Communications Skills) for the past 5 years. PERCS originated at Boston's Children's
Hospital, and is an interdisciplinary training program designed to improve the
communication skills and relational abilities of trainees and staff members who
must deliver and discuss difficult news with pediatric patients and their families.
Bill has worked on a number of sessions that have been conducted at Children's
Hospital, MGH, Brigham and Women's, and St. Elizabeth's Hospitals, among others. Bill also works
with medical students at UMASS, Tufts and Harvard providing services as an actor and educator.
He has served as the New England Branch President of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) since 2002, and
is also active with the New England Liaison Committee of Actors' Equity Association. He spent six years
on the Board of Directors of Stage Source, the Greater Boston Theatre Alliance, and has also taught
acting at UMASS Boston. Bill received his acting training at Carnegie Mellon University and the Wynn
Handman Studio in New York City.
As an actor, Bill has performed as an actor on Stage, Television, Commercials, Feature Films, and
Corporate Videos. He has worked with many companies throughout New York and New England,
including the Huntington Theatre Company, North Shore Music Theatre, Metropolitan Playhouse,
Manhattan Theatre Source, Garage Theatre Group, SpeakEasy Stage Company, Lyric Stage Company,
and many others. He has been seen in commercials for Mastercard, Chevrolet, WB Mason, to name
a few. His film credits include Easy Listening, Something Sweet, The Intern, and Neighborhoods.
Judith Kalaora is a professional actress, educator, and living historian. She graduated Magna cum Laude from Syracuse University and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting, along with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language and Culture. She attended the Globe Education Program of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, England. Judith discovered improvisation at the ripe age of 8 years old, when Boston University students came to her elementary school and established an Improvisational Acting Troupe for their Masters Thesis project. Since then, improvisational performance has taken Judith across the country and she teaches Improvisational Acting regularly for adults at Newton Community Education (MA). Judith specializes in Playback Improvisation and interpersonal skills and rapport building. When not facilitating with StageCoach, Kalaora works as the Artistic Director of History At Play™ to provide educational living history entertainment, chronicling the lives of influential and often forgotten women.
Ron Jones has been acting, directing, and teaching improvisational theatre in the Boston area for over 16 years. At ImprovBoston, Boston's oldest and most acclaimed improvisation theatre company, he began as an Actor, then returned several years later as Artistic Director, and then directed "Action Comix," creating a new improv format there. As a founding member of Urban Improv, a youth-based improv theatre company in Boston, he won a New England Emmy award in 2002 for Best Children's Program for their television show, "Reaction." He was Artist-in-Residence for three years at the Dover-Sherborn Middle School, Program Developer and Instructor for Worcester Children's Theatre, Guest Instructor in Improvisation at Wheelock Family Theatre (Wheelock College 2000, 2001).
He has taught courses/workshops in improv for Harvard University, Tufts University, Boston College, Fitchburg State College, Worcester Public Schools Teachers Association and the Brookline School District. In addition to directing ImprovBoston, Ron has been director of Boston College's My Mother's Fleabag, Guest Director of Boston improv troupe Comedie du Jour, and been chosen to coach the American team that competed in the World Improv Championships (televised on the Comedy Network in Canada).
Larry Jay Tish
Larry Jay Tish is an actor, writer, improv performer, and educator. He is a founding member of StageCoach Improv, and has facilitated workshops and performances for 93.7 Mike FM, Harvard Business School, Reebok, The American Bar Association, Greenberg Traurig Law, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Segue Software (now Borland), MediMedia, The International Academy of Collaboration Professionals (IACP), The New Law Center, among others. Larry was a freelance copywriter for over 10 years in Philadelphia, New York City, and Boston, and was Senior Copywriter at the Larkin Group in Newton.
Larry’s stage credits include The Black Jew Dialogues, which he co-wrote and stars in with Ron Jones. The Black Jew Dialogues premiered at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in ’06 and continues to tour the world. Other stage credits include his one-man-show Everything Hurts, Gene in Sideman, Tom in Dinner With Friends, Billy in The House of Blue Leaves, The Prospector in The Madwoman of Chaillot, numerous roles in Hard Times, and Jumpin' Jack Flash in Gravity Rules at the Boston Museum of Science Planetarium. Larry also performed in Anger Box at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland in ‘04.
His film credits include Harry Toland in the Dangerous Crosswinds. He played Dr. Warren in the BBC production of Brothers At War, The Ponytail Man in Luigi Films' Cowboys and Indians, and Northern Lights Production Voices From Andersonville, a documentary installation at the National Museum in Washington DC. Larry is co-creator, writer, and co-star (with Jeff Vachon) of the cable sketch comedy show Under The Nut. He currently plays Professor Fritz on The New England Patriots’ Sunday morning TV program “Totally Patriots.”
Larry's principal roles in TV commercials include The Greater Hartford Open,
ESPN Outdoor Games, The Maine Lottery, Brotherhood Credit Union, and Blue Cross
Blue Shield Anthem. His voice over work includes radio commercials for Fleet
Bank, COMCAST, and Garelick Farms, and he played CEO Jack White in a training
graphic novel for The Monitor Group. Larry is also a Standardized Patient Educator
for Harvard, Tufts, and UMASS medical schools. He lives in Cambridge, MA, with
his wife Robin, daughter Ana, and their pets Cheska and Nosey.
Harvey Greenberg is an innovative, thoughtful and experienced business leader, executive coach and consultant committed to creating effective leadership and effective workplaces. His more than 20 years of operations experience in technology and manufacturing senior management, coupled with 15 years in training and development, organization development, employee relations and senior Human Resources management, has equipped him with a pragmatic, realistic approach to solving business problems from the human and organizational perspectives. Having worked with people from the manufacturing floor level to the boardroom he has developed an appreciation of the multiplicity of perspectives to any organizational problem. His work with individual leaders and teams focuses on assuring alignment of organizational objectives, clear organizational structures and responsibilities, appropriate systems and processes, and productive, results-driven interpersonal relationships. Harvey has lived and worked overseas and served clients in Asia and in Europe, which adds an important dimension of multicultural understanding to his work.
Harvey has held various positions at EG&G, Inc. and Polaroid Corporation, both in the US and overseas, including Senior Manufacturing Manager and Senior Vice President of Human Resources. He holds a BS in Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology, an MBA from Boston University and an MS in Human Resource Development from American University. He has been an adjunct faculty member at Boston University and at the MIT Sloan School where he taught graduate courses in Organizational Behavior, Leadership and Human Resource Strategies. An actor with many roles to his credit, Harvey draws on his theater experience to make both the classroom experience and individual coaching sessions more interactive, alive and effective for clients.
Caryn Andrea Lindsey | Mgr. Client Relations
Caryn is an actor, educator, trainer, consultant, spokesperson, and circus
performer. Caryn performs improv and sketch comedy and facilitates corporate improv team building and improv training for StageCoach Improv. She had studied improv with the Upright Citizen's Brigade of New York and Los Angeles, performing on a multitude of stages, working with Paul Sheer and many others. Beginning her career in theater, Caryn has performed comedy, drama, and Shakespeare with
companies throughout Boston and Los Angeles. Some of her television and film credits include: “My Name is Earl”, “It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, Black Irish (Brenden Gleeson), and the soon to be released Hop, where she performs
contortion. Training with the circus in Los Angeles, she has found herself performing with the Kinetic Theory Circus Troupe, focusing in contortion, hand-balancing, and dance trapeze.
Caryn has hosted many events and trade shows for Hewlett Packard, EMC, and Belkin Technologies, engaging large crowds, giving sales presentations, and new product demonstrations to energize and excite prospects and partners. Caryn works extensively coaching communication and clinical skills with medical students, doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician's assistants focusing mainly on intention, mandatory reporting, medical consent, confidentiality, and delivering diagnosis. She has taught communication skills workshops and portrayed numerous patients for Harvard, Tufts, BU, UMass, UCLA, USC, UC Irvine, and Western University Medical Schools, as well as Arrowhead, Long Beach, LA County, and Riverside Hospitals. An avid academic of Sociology, Caryn incorporates these principles in educating ways to create a dynamic of clear communication for empowering leadership and enabling teamwork.
Caryn received a Bachelor of Arts from Emerson College with a major in Acting, minoring in History and Sociology, studying Russian Language at Harvard University.
Susan Gross is and actress, improviser, and writer. Susan is thrilled to make her
Off-Broadway debut with Alchemy Theatre Company of Manhattan as “Liat” in Christopher
Durang’s The Vietnamization of New Jersey. Regional credits include: Cyrano (New
Repertory Theatre), A Little Night Music (Lyric Stage), Out at Sea, The Pole (Stoneham
Theatre), Almost Asleep, Acts of Futility: Six Samuel Beckett One-Acts (Molasses Tank
Productions) and the New England premiere of Popcorn (Zeitgeist Stage). Other regional
credits include improv comedy shows in Boston, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre and Mill
Mountain Theatre in Roanoke, Virginia where she is originally from. She has been a big fan of Durang
since performing in Baby with the Bathwater, once in college and again professionally in Boston (in
different roles). She’s also a big fan of Robert Saxner since he directed her in Danny and the Deep
Blue Sea while in Boston. Film: actor and stand-in for Rebecca Pidgeon on the independent film Advice
and Dissent (Eli Wallach, John Pankow). Susan holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Roanoke College.
Proud member of Actors Equity Association (AEA).
Susan Lombardi Verticelli
Susan Lombardi-Verticelli is an actor, educator, trainer, and consultant. As a
corporate trainer and performer for StageCoach Improv, Susan has delivered improv training, improv team building programs, and interactive entertainment for clients through out the country. Susan participated in four years of competitive speaking, nationally and internationally earning a national ranking during her undergraduate studies at Emerson College. After spending five years teaching in the Boston Public Schools, Susan decided to make her living as a full time actor and trainer. In the Boston acting scene, Susan has been in several commercials and is a company member of Theatre Espresso, an educational theatre company. Susan spent three years coaching the Forensics Society, the public speaking and debate team during her masters program at Suffolk University. Susan works with individuals, medical schools, and corporations on their presentation and communication skills development. Susan graduated from Emerson College with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Acting and Communication Studies, and has an Education Certification. She completed her Master's in Communication Studies at Suffolk University.
Brian Fox | Dir. of Client Relations
Brian is excited to join StageCoach Improv leveraging more than 15 years professional
experience in experiential education, public relations, and theater performance
Prior to joining StageCoach Improv, Brian has served as a consultant and educator
for a variety of clients from major institutions to college student organizations
utilizing improvisational theater principles toward values exploration and skills
building in the areas of communication, teamwork and leadership. Within the nonprofit field, Brian
has served in senior management positions in which he developed and implemented strategic
planning, designed and executed experiential educational programming, and co-authored a
handbook on community building. Equally important, Brian co-directed a major gift campaign and
as a result more than doubled the goal. While working in public relations, Brian developed
relationships with media outlets on behalf of clients including Purina, Lipton and Glade, organized
an eight-city public awareness tour, and conducted media training for clients in executive
As a professional actor, Brian has tackled humorous and dramatic roles on stage, commercials
and film and served as producer, director and dramaturge for original theater productions.
Additionally, he performed as a stand-up comedian touring the mid-west and east coast for
four years. Brian, a graduate of The Second City Conservatory and the ImprovOlympic Training
Center, has studied with some improvisation’s master teachers including Paul Sills, Del Close,
and Charna Hailpern.
He also studied acting at the Cleveland Playhouse and with the Eric Morris Studio in Los Angeles.
Brian has performed with the Second City Touring Company, ImprovOlympic in Chicago and Los
Angeles, Cabaret Dada in Cleveland and served as producer and cast member of the sketch comedy
group Migrant Comedy Workers. He has served as faculty for Second City’s Training Center in
Cleveland, StageCrafters and Beck Performing Arts Center. And, as silly as it sounds, he once
enjoyed a career as a hand model. Seriously.
Brian graduated from Ohio University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Organizational
Communication focusing on Marketing and Management.
Elaine Theodore is an actress, improvisor and trainer. Elaine has worked for the
Speakeasy Theater Company and the Lyric Stage. She was an improv teacher and
member of the musical improv company, "Musical the Musical" at Improv Boston.
She has performed twice in Chicago's Funny Women's Festival and was in the off
broadway cast of "Tony n Tina's Wedding" in NYC for three years.
Elaine has founded two theater education companies, "Options" that teaches conflict
resolution in the NYC schools and with the NY district attorney's office, and "The
Lost and Found Company" a theater/improv company by and for adolescents who
were adopted and or in the foster care system. Elaine also created a one woman show devoted to
themes of the adoption/fostercare system. She has worked with the Harvard Project on Negotation
and Conflict Management Associates in Cambridge and designed a curriculum. In addition, she wrote
a creative arts curriculum for latino youth called "Latin Roots".
Elaine has been a trainer in many corporate settings, teaching improvisation to enhance work
performance through communication skills and team building. She works in Boston as a mediator, a
court investigator and guardian ad litem for juvenile courts and as Health Education and Violence
Prevention Coordinator at Tufts University.
Margaret Ann Brady
Margaret Ann Brady is an actor, writer, comedienne, and teacher. She's performed improv with ImprovBoston and the Improvisational Theatre League, and has taught improv for The Studio at CP Casting, Mass. High School Drama Guild, and Emerson College, among other places. She's been writing, producing and performing sketch comedy in Boston and New York with the troupes The Other White Meat, her duo The Mrs. Potatohead Show (A Celebration of Irish American Woman-Being), and Greetings from Planet Girl at such venues as First Night Boston, Minnesota Fringe Theatre Festival and New York International Fringe Festival.
Theatre credits include Speakeasy Stage Company, Lyric Stage Company, Theatre Boston at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2001. Film: The Love Letter (DreamWorks SKG), 2000 Slamdance Festival winner Night Deposit, as well as miscellaneous commercials, industrial films and voice overs. StageCoach Improv credits include The Green Company, Comcast, The American Bar Association, International Academy of Collaboration Professionals (IACP), and Harvard Business School. She recently bagged her 31st of the 48 New Hampshire 4000'+ peaks.
Daina Schatz is thrilled to be a part of StageCoach Improv. A proud member of Actors
Equity Association, Daina has appeared on the stages of Yale Repertory Theatre, Seven
Angels Theatre, Hartford Stage Company, the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, and
the River Rep at Ivoryton. Most recently, Daina won "Outstanding Actress in a One-Act"
for her roles of Joey/Hildy in "Instant Happy" as part of the Planet Connections Festival
in New York City. Daina received a BA in Psychology with a concentration in Law and
Society from Cornell University, and she also teaches swing dancing throughout the northeast.
Adam Brooks is a musical director, keyboardist, writer and improviser. Adam has been
following his passion of writing and playing silly music for silly people for six years
now, and he has loved every minute of it. Adam worked with Second City Cleveland
for a year and a half, writing and directing for graduation and understudy shows, as
well as understudying the Mainstage shows. He also provided music for many sketch
shows in the Cleveland area, including Attack of the Baby Makers, Last Call Cleveland,
The Public Squares, and Habitat For Insanity.
As a musical director, Adam works regularly with many groups around Boston, including Charles
River Creative Arts, ImprovBoston and ArtBarn Community Theater. He has composed for numerous
shows, from full-length musicals to cabaret material, sitcom themes to film music. His work includes
the critically acclaimed What The Dickens?!?, Groaners & Boners, An Evening With Ladley & Craig,
and Burlesque Me If I Love You. Adam studied Film Scoring with Mason Daring at the Berklee
School of Music. He currently lives in Brookline, MA.
Barbara Michaels is an actor and dancer, writer, clown, stilt-walker and physical
comedienne, improvisation artist, and educator. Stage credits include performing her
one-woman shows in Boston, the New York Clown Theater Festival, SC-TV, and
Nantucket Island School. Barbara has performed as a clown internationally, including
venues in Germany and Brazil, and with her clown partner as 'WAK and BAM!' at
Edinburgh Fringe 2007 in Scotland.
She has appeared on the Discovery Channel as a living statue, in the national tour
of Foodplay as juggling Coach Tobe, at the Boston Museum's Science Planetarium as Jumpin' Jack
Flash, with the Big Apple Circus as a clown doctor, and in repertory with both Behind the Mask
Theater and Mystery Café. She has performed as an interactive costumed character in festivals
across New England including First Nights Boston and Portland, the Cambridge River Festival, and
at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. Barbara has taught theater and dance improvisation since 1999
for both youth and adults including teaching with the Cambridge Performance Project, Merrimack
Repertory Theater, the Goddess Dancing Belly Dance Company, and the Cambridge Center for
Adult Education. Barbara has an M.F.A. in performance from Massachusetts College of Art and
a B.A. in documentary video and culture from Brown University.