Jeremy Sweetlamb is a native Texan who has been producing, directing, and performing comedy for nearly 20 years, having lived and trained in Chicago, LA, and New York. Touring the nation with the venerable Available Cupholders, Jeremy has taught improv in nearly half the United States and performed in well over half. He has also toured as Bearded Lamb, an award-winning solo improv act. He has been given silly awards by his peers, produced and released a solo country album, directed and starred in a full-length feature sketch comedy film, starred in Backpack Picnic, an internationally touring sketch series, wrote and starred in his own TV pilot, starred in several Shakespeare plays, and currently teaches theatre full-time during the day. Jeremy has just had a daughter that everyone is tired of hearing about all the time. He prefers a serious bio in a comedy setting.
Dave Buckman was a director for Amesterdam’s Boom Chicago (1999-2002), The Second City (2002-2004) and ColdTowne Theater (2006-present). While there, Dave has have Asst. Directed, Co-written, Performed in and Directed Live sketch and Improvisational Productions with Seth Meyers, Ike Barinholtz, Jordan Peele, John Lutz, Mick Napier, Maribeth Monroe, Stephnie Weir and Jason Sudeikis and dozens more whose faces you know but don’t know by name.(SNL, MAdtv, 30 Rock, Key & Peele and much much more). In 2002, he culminated his run in Europe with directing “Boom Chicago: RockStars” only the second stage-swap with The Second City’s Main Stage in its 50+ year history. After Europe, Dave worked as a director and teacher at The Second City in Chicago and Cleveland, directing Cleveland’s 2003 Main Stage revue, “Who’s yer Baghdadi?”.
Since 2005, Dave has been living in Austin, TX with wife and creative partner Rachel Madorsky, teaching and performing with their award-winning troupe The Frank Mills and helping to establish Coldtowne theater as a hotbed for Austin’s alternative comedy scene. He also has helped produce the Ladies are Funny Festival and Austin SketchFest. Dave has won two B. Iden Payne Awards for Excellence in Improvisational Theater, one with The Frank Mills in 2006 and one individually in 2008. He directed the Awards Ceremony in 2009 & 2011. The Frank Mills have been awarded “Best Troupe” by the AIC in 2006 and 2008 and won Best of The Fest from The Frontera Festival in 2007. He was also chosen as the AIC’s “Best Teacher” in 2007.
Dave has also appeared in several short and feature films. One short, “Make-A-Wish” and one feature “Ultimate Guide to Flight” were both accepted into the Austin Film Festival in 2011. He also appears in viral video marketing campaigns for Whole Foods, Grande Communications and Bicycle Playing Cards.
Kareem Badr is the General Manager and one of the owners of The Hideout Theatre. He oversees the logistics of show and event planning, maintains and improves the physical space, and keeps track of the financial side of the business. He is a regular performer in The Hideout’s many shows, and is the creator and director of ‘The Violet Underbelly,’ a tribute to classic film noir. He is also on the core staff of Hideout teachers, and particularly enjoys teaching upper level classes. As a member of the award-winning improv group Parallelogramophonograph, he has toured and taught internationally, originated numerous original show formats, and pioneered the teaching of instinctual narrative storytelling.
Roy Janik is the Artistic Director (and a co-owner) of The Hideout Theatre. As such, he plans and schedules all of the Hideout’s shows, troupes, showcases, and special events. He has performed in many of The Hideout’s mainstage productions, and is the creator and director of the critically-acclaimed show ‘Austin Secrets.’ As one of the Hideout’s core teachers, Roy teaches improv levels one through six. His favorite class to teach is level four, a personal feedback class he helped create the curriculum for. As a member of the improv troupe Parallelogramophonograph, he has traveled to perform and teach in over 30 cities, including Toronto, Montreal, Chicago, New York, and London. He spearheaded the creation of the Improvised Play Festival, the world’s first festival devoted exclusively to theatrical, narrative improv.
Jon Bolden is a freelance photographer and web designer living in Austin, TX. This is his first year as co-producer and he’s ready for a nap.
After moving from Ohio in 2006, he has become completely enamored with improv ultimately resulting in teaching, coaching, and performing weekly. Jon co-directed ‘Manhattan Stories: Improv in the Style of Woody Allen,’ last year which received numerous reviews from people who review things on the internet. He is a member of The Hideout Theatre faculty and can be seen performing with of Squirrel Buddies and The Randy Meisner. He designs the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival website each year and photographs many of the shows. You should high five him when you see him.
Ruby Willmann is an Austin improviser and Hideout teacher. She recently married another Hideout teacher and is very happy with all the laughs. Ruby is a founding member of The Escorts, and she is also basically married to them. In short, if you improv with Ruby, you two are married.
Ruby has performed consistently in Hideout main stages for the last three years, directed the sold-out run of What the Fuck, and coaches regularly around Austin.
Box Office Manager
Matt took over the OOB box office in 2007, and has dreamt steadily of tickets, passes, and online payment systems ever since. A veteran of the Austin improv scene since 2005, Matt has performed in over 500 shows, being a founding member of Flying Theatre Machine improv for kids, and Improv for Evil. He is also a two-time winner of the O Henry World Championship Pun-Off.
Asaf Ronen resides in Austin where he is the Education Director of The Institution Theater. He was also producer on ‘Trust Us, This is All Made Up,’ a documentary on legendary improvisers TJ & Dave that premiered at Austin¹s South by Southwest Festival in 2009. He is creator and Editor-in-Chief of YESand.com, a website devoted to improvisation, and the author of ‘Directing Improv: Show the Way By Getting Out of the Way.’ He has taught improvisation in Canada, Great Britain, Norway and in twenty-three of The United States and toured even more with such groups as Confidence Men (improvised plays in the style of David Mamet), and imp (mostly silent improv). In 2000, Asaf worked with Cirque du Soleil as a scout for improvisational talent.
Social Media Chair
Jessie Pascarelli escaped the cold of the Northeast to be an improviser and social media guru in Austin. When she’s not falling down Tumblr rabbit holes, she performs with her troupes Bad Font and No Frills. She is also a cast member of Hurly Burly: Improvised Burlesque Stories and co-produced the 45-Hour Improv Marathon in 2014.
Cindy Page is an Austin improviser and inveterate member of the Tech Ninja Death Squad. Since 2011, she has made her home in the tech booths of the Hideout and Institution theaters, providing lights and sound for shows including ‘Hurly Burly’ and Gnap! Theater Projects’ ‘Seance.’ She was technical director for ‘Strange Worlds’ and is a founding member of Tech Nightmare. Cindy has even on occasion been spotted out of the booth and on stage with a puppet or musical instrument in hand, as a performer with BatShyt Crazy Puppets, and one quarter of the Tiny Cute Trio.
Cassidy Santaguida is an Austin improviser, story-teller, and burgeoning stand up comedienne who also works in IT Management at the University of Texas. She’s been an Austinite since 1997 and joined the Austin Improv scene in 2010. Cassidy has studied improv at The Hideout Theatre and stand up at The Institution Theater. She is a TA at The Hideout and performs regularly with her troupe Furiously Missing.
Standup Associate Producer
Chris Sebilia is a comedian, writer, and actor based out of Austin, TX. As a stand up he’s performed with Hannibal Buress, Lucas Molandes, Ramin Nazer, Mac Blake, and all of Austin’s great up-and-comers. He is the host and executive producer of the late night talk show TNM Tonight with Chris Sebilia, a cast member of the main stage show “Live from Coldtowne, It’s Saturday Night”, a writer for the Examiner.com , and regular performer and director of Maestro at The Hideout Theatre . His improv troupe Safety Word, and sketch troupe Mock(See) can be found in theaters and YouTube channels all over town. Previously he’s been a head writer on The News Movement, and a producer and host of the improv/sketch/stand up show known as the Triple Threat. To relax from this packed schedule he rock climbs, runs marathons, and leads Habitat for Humanity trip abroad. He is self-described as easy going, and sometimes lazy.
Craig has had one of the best OOB jobs of them all, the graphic design. Since 2005, he has been grateful to have the task of bringing the logos, posters, shirts, stickers, post cards to life. Come festival, his work is done, and he can sit back and enjoy the people and shows.. He does graphic design for a living at a local ad agency MOSAK in west Austin. He expends his remaining creative juices on stage with one of Austin’s favorite troupes THE KNUCKLEBALL NOW. CK is also singer/songwriter about to release his 2nd studio album “Autopilot Disengaged”… speaking of engaged, he gets married on the first day of Fall 2013… “Seeing people wear the various OOB shirts year round is such a mental HIGH 5 to my day, every time.”
Kaci Beeler is a visual artist, improviser, and stage and film actor based out of Austin. As a visual artist her true passion lies in painting, and within that she is driven to create realistic, representational works in oil on canvas. Kaci is also a prolific scenic painter, muralist, and graphic designer. Kaci has been creating unique sets for improv shows in Austin since 2007, both for individual productions and festivals like Out of Bounds and the Ladies Are Funny Festival. She has been intensively studying and performing improvisational theatre for over twelve years and is a company member with the award-winning ensembles Parallelogramophonograph, Available Cupholders, and the duo troupe The Amazon & The Milksop. Kaci has toured to over 45 cities nationally and internationally to perform and teach improvised theatre. Kaci is a regular performer, show director, and the Director of Design at The Hideout Theatre in Downtown Austin.
Originally from Maine, Emma Holder studied theater at New College of Florida and The University of London before finding her way to Austin in 2007. She began her improv training at ColdTowne Theater soon after. She has performed at The Del Close Improv Marathon, The North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, Ladies Are Funny Festival and, of course, Out Of Bounds. She is excited to be performing in this year’s festival with her troupes Big Beautiful Warlock and Three on a Match, Like & Subscribe and directing Beware of Female Spies.
Dave Alley is an improviser and photographer from Austin, Texas. Dave began studying improv with The Hideout Theatre in 2011 and has since studied with the Institution Theater and Merlin Works. Along with performing in various improv shows, Dave was cast in GNAP Theater Project’s 2013 production of The Cherry Bowl, a commedia-inspired adaptation of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard. When not improvising, acting, or taking photos, you will find Dave raising his 3 year-old daughter with wife, Starly.
Set Design Assistant
Brett Tribe has a BA in Theatre Arts from Binghamton University, where he took classes in Sound Design, Technical Theatre, Costume Construction and Set Construction. He did three semesters of Set Construction Practicum. He has directed and written a number of plays. He stage managed two dance shows at The University of Texas, and has worked backstage as Prop Master and Costume Crew at The Cider Mill Playhouse. Recently he was Assistant Set Designer at The Jewish Community Center’s production of “Izzy & Barry in the Shticky Shekel Show!” and “The Pirates of Penzance”. He volunteered for Set Construction at the last two Out Of Bounds Comedy Festivals and has been promoted to Assistant Set Designer for 2014. He is also performing in four separate OoB shows, so chances are you’ll also see him on stage this week.