FESTIVAL Super group
Caitlin Curtis is hailed as Winnipeg’s rising star of improvised theatre! Caitlin has toured both North America and Europe performing to shining reviews as well as teaching others to improvise along the way. When not in Winnipeg she may be found in Seattle performing and teaching with the revered Unexpected Productions ensemble. When in Winnipeg Caitlin is ecstatic to have been appointed as the new Artistic Director of the Canadian Theatre of Improvisation! Her sincere wit and subtle comedy make Caitlin a joy to behold on the stage!
Feña Ortalli began his improv career in 2001 when, along with a few friends, he created the company El Attiko. From 2003-2006, he was part of the Professional Improv League in Buenos Aires. In 2006, together with his colleague Marcelo Martín, he founded Global Impro, a company dedicated to national and international collaboration and exchange. In his 13 years improvising, Feña has performed and taught in different cities in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Uruguay, Germany, Spain and Belgium.
Since 2011 he has written, edited and managed Status, an improv magazine with more than 1000 subscribers worldwide, considered the most influential Spanish-language publication on the subject of improvisation.
Meags Fitzgerald is an artist and storyteller, best known for her work as a graphic novelist. As an improviser, she performs and instructs at Montreal Improv Theatre, where she’s also one half of the duo 'Photographic Memory'. Over the last 10 years, Fitzgerald’s performed at improv theatres across Canada, in the United States and Australia. You can find her this summer on tour in the Northeastern US with her troupe 'Quest of the Dragon King'. Finally, Fitzgerald’s probably been all over your chest, having designed over two dozen t-shirts and logos for various improv companies.
René Dellefont is the Associate Artistic Director at Dad’s Garage Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. Over the last decade René has performed and taught at shows and festivals in Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Calgary, Regina, Providence, Charleston, New York, Berlin, Wurzburg, Oslo, and London.
Last year he starred in Gutenberg! The Musical! and directed the International Festival Ensemble at the Vancouver International Improv Festival.
His therapist calls him a walking contradiction, in his lifetime he has sustained more than 6 head injuries, and his favorite movie is the MST3K version of Mitchell starring Joe Don Baker.
Ryan Beil is a Vancouver born and based actor, comedian, writer, producer and gem. Recent theatre credits: One Man Two Guvnors, Arts Club; and Endgame, Main Street Theatre Co. He is also a founding member of the weekly improv show, The Sunday Service, which was recently awarded a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Improv Troupe. He holds a BFA in Acting from UBC. You can see Ryan on TV and stuff as JIMMY on iZombie, DR. PHILLIP AMES on Proof and CHLOROPHIL in the upcoming Electra Woman and Dyna Girl reboot.