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AMIT DUBEY

Producer and co-director.

Amit has been improvising since he was born (no one thought to give him a script to life). His sister said he would make a terrible cult leader, and he founded the Church of Modern Life to prove her wrong. Amit also improvises with Cat Dance in their show “Off-Book, Off-Broadway, Off-Kilter.”

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CRAIG GASPIAN

Coach and co-director.

Craig Gaspian came of age in the Unitarian Universalist faith in Vermont, and is excited to focus his loves for worship and spontaneous performance on the same project.


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MIKE ASTRAUSKAS

Michael has been improvising for six years, starting to meet people, but staying for the comedy and the emotion. When not improvising himself, he’s well-known as Bay Area’s most accomplished improv photographer. Mike has studied comedy all over the US and Europe, and now teaches drop-in classes. In addition to Church of Modern Life, he also performs in Charmers Market at Pianofight.

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MARC BALABAN

Marc Balaban is originally from Toronto and has studied improv at Second City and Endgames Improv.

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ANDREA BARELLO

Andrea Barello was incorrectly born in Italy. He resolved it by moving to Spain, again resolved it by moving to Ireland, and again resolved it by moving to the US. In addition to regular shows in San Francisco, he has performed in over a dozen improv festivals around the world.

 
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BRIAN EURICE

Brian Eurice is a Filmmaker and Wealthy Industrialist responsible for co-writing the hit American Play "Poetics II" that recently dropped at Pianofight. His work has been seen in productions By Pero Troupe (The Sim's Sims)  The Oakland Theater Company (Much Ado About Nothing) and is featured in season 1 of the cult web series "The Brothers Karmakov".

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CHELSEA FISCHBACH

Chelsea is a Bay Area native whose religious background bridged between a hippie-pagan upbringing and an all-girls' progressive Catholic school in San Anselmo. In addition to Church of Modern Life, you can find her playing with the Engdames Improv Harold team WILDCARD! and with Maddie Summa in their duo, Irish Eyes.

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SANDY HANDLEY

From singing lead in her own band to singing improv about town, Sandy comes to this production ready to smile as we bring joy into our shows. Current passion:  A long-time dream improvisational team comprised of womxn from differing decades.

Her turn-ons include pumpkin seeds; volunteering at Muttville, a senior dog rescue organization; and writing poetry & rock-n-roll songs.

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CAITLIN HARRINGTON

Caitlin Harrington has been performing improv in the Bay Area since 2013 and has performed in nearly all of California's "San" improv/sketch festivals: San Diego, San Jose, and San Francisco's Sketchfest. If San Leandro launches an improv fest, she'll be there. In addition to Church of Modern Life, she performs in two biweekly shows at Endgames with her teams Dammit, Carol! and Cat Dance.

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JIM KOMAN

Jim Koman watches so much PBS he now asks: Why does Mark L. Wahlberg no longer appear in Antiques Roadshow? Why does Secrets of the Dead’s title sequence make it seem like the show’s about ghosts, but it’s just about archeology? When will we get a Rick Steves/Samantha Brown crossover? In addition to watching PBS and performing in Church of Modern Life, he also performs in Daytime Talk at Night at Endgames.

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IKE MANZANILLO

All you need to know about Ike Manzanillo is that he is one of the founding members of Cat Dance.

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JORDAN SALEH

Jordan started doing improv in 2017 at the suggestion of a friend after moving to San Francisco from Toronto and not knowing many people. In addition to Church of Modern Life he can be seen on the Harold team Big Picnic at Endgames.

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DAITANNA SATO

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BRUCE YELASKA