The 2019 - 2020 Improv Soup Troupe

Alexis

Alexis Maron really enjoys soups. So, when she heard about Improv Soup she knew she just had to join. Um, turns out Improv Soup, does not involve actual soup… So, Alexis, has now made it her lifelong mission to incorporate real soup into Improv Soup. We will start with chicken noodle soup and make our way down the list. 

Amelia

Amelia Allen – Amelius maximus

Lifespan: unknown
Height: 70 inches
Top Speed: 40 mph
Habitat: Mansfield. Massachusetts
Wild Diet: Caesar salad, spaghetti, Chipotle burritos

Interesting Facts
-The wild Amelia, pictured above, may be found stealing birds and attaching them to her head.
-The wild Amelia spends her time dressing in funny outfits on stage.
-Recently, Amelia has taken to performing in Improv Soup, an improvisational comedy troupe in Massachusetts.

Andrew

Once upon a time in a town not so far far away, a young prince named Andrew Sadow was born. Within the royal village of Easton, Massachusetts, Andrew grew up fighting fierce dragons and searching for gold. Outside of such journeys Andrew found that music and acting were his true passions. Andrew has been in such adventures as  “The Addams Family”, “Cinderella” and his school’s improv troupe. Although he was madly talented at dragon slaying and dueling, he decided to venture onto a new journey into the fabled Improv Soup Troupe. When Andrew is not acting you will see him eating, a feast almost every day, but also hanging out with his friends. Andrew is excited for his journey into Improv Soup, Happily Ever After. The End.

Anya Doherty
Anya

Anya Doherty…..give us a brief description of the work you’ve meticulously created.You have 15 minutes to complete this test. Please circle true or false. You will be graded on how many questions you get correct.
1. Anya was born with the gift of having an atrocious ability to spell words correctlee. (T/F)
2. When Anya was younger she could be found dressing up in an assortment of clothing to gain laughs from an audience (typically her family) (T/F)
3. Anya is now 14 and can still be found dressing up in an assortment of clothing to gain laughs from an audience (typically her family) (T/F)
4. Anya’s nickname is Onion because Anya always makes people who are preparing dinner cry. (T/F)
5. Anya is in an improv troupe called Improv Soup that serves soup to enthusiastic soup lovers. (T/F)

Audrey

Audrey Trivedi grew up never having a nickname. She always wished for one but no one ever created one. When she got older, she finally accepted the fact that she just would have to go by Audrey for her entire life.Coming to middle school, she made many new friends, but none of them could find her a nickname. They tried and tried but nothing worked. One day she was sitting in French class staring at a paper. On this paper was a list of names to choose from. This would become your French name for the year. She decided to pick the name closest to her own name, so she chose Aude (pronounced ode). As time went on, the name became more and more iconic. Now, she is pretty sure her friends do not remember her real name anymore, even the ones who took Spanish. Everyone calls her Aude, and she now responds to it even quicker than she does to her own name. Since her search for a nickname has been completed, she now enjoys acting in plays and musicals. She also enjoys drawing and she has joined an improv troupe called Improv Soup.

Dakota

Once there was a girl, named Dakota  Schantz born in Tampa, Florida. Daughter to Shawn and Maria, Seminoles of the state, who constantly fought with the Gators. At the age of 2, her, her parents, and two dogs, decided they needed a fresh start. On horseback they fled, and after 3 dreadfully hot days they landed in Massachusetts. Where later her brother was born. Realizing at the age of 5 she was not the right fit for the Seminole tribe, she redirected her life and took her first step on stage. Influenced by Meryl Streep, Wynona Ryder, Sutton Foster, Barrett Wilbert Weed, Christy Altomare, and many more she began Musical theatre, film and television. 9 years later she stumbled upon an audition for Improv Soup! On the day of the audition she was greeted by Chris Lowey, a woman with a welcoming smile and the rest is history. Dakota is thrilled to be a part of Improv Soup and can’t wait to see what the future holds.

Ellie
Ellie

Ellie was born a whopping 8 pounds, 14 ounces, and that is the size she stayed.  Ellie joined her first Un-Common show along with her sister in third grade where they were given the affectionate name of Berkenblitzzstzzstzes.  She was in the ensemble of the young performers’ productions of The Enchantment of Beauty and the Beast (2011) and Aladdin Jr. (2012).  Since then she has taken her Un-Common knowledge and has performed in other musicals such as School House Rock Live! Jr., Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Norbert Beany is Action Man, and Hamletta, the last two with Charles River Creative Arts Program.  Ellie loves acting, singing, dancing, and just outright being crazy.  She is trained in classical ballet and has performed in several productions of The Nutcracker.  Her illustrious roles include a flower, a homeless peasant girl (urchin), a magically un-melting snowflake, a mouse, and recently she was promoted to Mouse Queen.  Ellie joined Improv Soup to be the loud and crazy one in the group, but don’t let her looks deceive you!  She looks forward to performing with her Un-Common family!

Flynn

Flynn Duffy was born on August, 24, 2004 on the planet Krypton. After some shocking news about his home planet his parents decided to send him to Earth to grow up in the small town of Wrentham, Massachusetts. As a child he discovered that he had various superpowers like being able to fly, having the ability to lift up to 1000 pounds, and amazing improv skills. Flynn now spends his days performing in various musicals and rehearsing for improv soup where he has finally found his true calling. 

India-Mae

India-Mae Fraser was born one interesting September day that would change the course of Fraser history forever. Being the youngest of three, her favorite hobbies when she was little included ignoring her older sisters’ orders and wreaking general havoc. As she grew up, she became overly obsessed with books, theatre, and writing. She began doing theatre at Un-Common as soon as she could, at age 6, and she hasn’t stopped being in musicals since. After watching her oldest sister perform for years with Improv Soup, she fell in love with the troupe and was determined to join. Now, she is thrilled to be a part of Improv Soup.

Jack

Jack Friedman is an enigma, a man of mystery. A dealer of witty comebacks, obscure references, and bad advice. Call him what you will, but he is a man of culture, dabbling in the fine musical works of bands such as Toto, Billy Idol and most aggressively, Five Fingered Death Punch. Knick-knacks adorn his desk and quite often his head. For example, he once wore a munchkin box on his head for a whole hour and a half, in public, and didn’t even know it was there. Really. It happened. Everyone was staring and he couldn’t figure it out. Doesn’t he know how dumb that looked? Moving on, he also enjoys doing stupidly complex things for no reason at all. Anyone who knows him could tell you this. Nobody knows why he does this but he probably thought it was funny that the first letter in each sentence of this bio spells out his name an- hey I can see you checking!

Jackson
Jackson

Jackson came into this world upside down and backwards…. literally! When I am not on stage I can be found in the lush green woods of Maine with my metal detector. I am an avid collector of military items and jokes! I am famous for my pranks, disco dancing and my character voices. When you see me on stage trust me you will be laughing!

Madeline

On a dark and stormy night in August, Maddie’s parents stumbled into a mysterious shop on the side of the road, where they found a baby going by the name of Madeline. They were warned not to get her wet, expose her to bright lights, or feed her after midnight, all warnings they completely ignored. After taking far too many pictures, forcing her to learn to swim when she didn’t want to, and discovering that the sun hurt her eyes horribly, she decided to pursue a career in theatre, where she can be under bright spotlights all the time and spend her free time swimming. Now, having had a few too many midnight snacks, she has morphed into a strange and sinister creature who can be found loudly proclaiming shark facts, lying on any available horizontal surface, hissing at sunlight, and performing with Improv Soup!

Sarah

Sarah Taylor was first sighted on February 27th, 2003. Skeptics say that she is just an urban legend, but true believers continue the search for more concrete evidence of her existence. Some things she has been claimed to be spotted doing are petting dogs, or blowing on dandelion puffs. However, once she knows she’s been seen, she rollerblades away at inhuman speeds. Sightings are common around Easton, Massachusetts- but she has been occasionally seen in Maine. Behind her she is said to leave an assortment of chap sticks, screws, and bolts. Because of this, some wonder if she is organic life or perhaps a robot of some form. There are many theories surrounding her, and her life. Lately, sightings have increased around the Improv Soup Troupe. You may even see her for yourself on stage with them!

Sophia

Sophia was just a small town girl living in a lonely world. She took the midnight train going anywhere…and it led her to Improv Soup. She first started performing in kindergarten when she was cast as the lead in an Aesop’s Fables play and still considers it her crowning achievement. After receiving the phone call inviting her to join Improv Soup, Sophia has displayed a pattern of erratic behavior including bouts of screaming happily and torturing her friends and family with terrible puns. She would like to thank said friends and family for putting up with her and for reminding her to write this bio. 



Stella

Stella Scire, formerly known as the little girl who loved a good butter substitute until it became permanently wedged on her head, grew up primarily on a diet of broccoli slathered with mustard and all things marmite. Her love for tangy condiments sparked a single overly-dramatic mutant gene, which continued to grow and completely absorb her entire body. In her early years, she lived on a tiny island in Micronesia where her marine biologist parents were studying the eating habits of star-shaped echinoderms. It was here that she was befriended by a mystical whale, who had incidentally mistaken her for a hermit crab. It murmured into her ear a message that would forever change the course of her life and save the world. She didn’t share what this message was, however, it meant uprooting her family from everything they loved, and taking a vow of silence. From this point on she never spoke in a decibel that was detectable by humans. Only whales and dogs. She recently felt compelled to share this life changing message with the world by means of improv. Inconveniently, everything has to be theatrically acted out in a mime-like manner or in a low echoing drone sound. Enjoy!