Instructors

Patrick Bristow
Classes Taught: Improv Styles, Song & Dance
Patrick is best known for his numerous television appearances, most notably as Peter on the groundbreaking ABC series “Ellen.” Other television credits include, “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Seinfeld,” “Friends,” “Mad About You,” “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, and others. Film credits include “Twilight Of The Golds,” ” The Longest Yard,” as well as the first “Austin Powers,” “So I Married An Axe Murderer, ” and the accidental comedy “Showgirls.” Bristow is also an alum of The Groundlings Main Company where he has performed, taught, and directed. He won a Garland Award for his performance in “The Break-Up Notebook” and though nominated for an Ovation award for the same role, didn’t manage to snag that one. He has been a guest artist with Impro Theatre’s “Jane Austen Unscripted, Sondheim Unscripted, and Shakespeare Unscripted. Direction credits include “Hot Dog TV” for the Cartoon Network, IronSink.com ‘s “Freakdom Of Speech,” and Improvatorium’s current hit show, “Zombience!” He has served as an improv consultant for The WB, Bravo’s “Significant Others,” Disneyland, Fox TV, AOL, etc blah blah blah. He is currently directing and hosting the puppet improv phenom “Stuffed And Unstrung” off-broadway for Henson Alternative. He enjoys teaching and watching students reap the wonderful and myriad gifts of learning to improvise.

Jane Entwistle
Classes Taught: Performance Technique, Story & Ensemble, Character Levels 1 & 2
Born in Blackpool, England Jayne has taken a circuitous route through
Canada, Tel Aviv and a goodly portion of America to land herself in L.A.
Shortly after arriving she was introduced to Patrick Bristow and attended a performance of L.A Extemporential, improvised noir and said out-loud, I want to do that! Several classes and a year later she was folded into Improvatorium and performed in Noir Town and No Place Like Rome. In Death, Lies & Alibis she played Dorothea Stack, the aging Miss Marple-esque sleuth and felt it to be the greatest improv challenge of her life. She currently performs in Zombience as__________ (you’ll have to attend a show!)and is Assistant Director while Mr. Bristow is in New York.
She teaches various levels of improv with improvatorium.
Outside of the theater she is a professional Voice Actor, narrating audiobooks for Random House as well as voicing various commercials, video games and animations. She is excited for the imminent release of “Dark Games” – a thriller in which she plays a psychotic Mother alongside Danny Trejo and Boo Boo Stewart (the next star of Twilight’s Eclipse).

Brian Clark
Classes Taught: Ongoing Workshop

David Jahn
Classes Taught: Acting for Improvisers

Ted Michaels
Classes Taught: Long Form Improv
Ted Michaels is an alum of the performing company at the Groundlings Theater in Los Angeles where he was featured in their main stage shows. He also performed with Eddie Izzard in Mr. Izzard’s One Word Improv stage show in Los Angeles. Recently, he puppeteered characters for MTV’s spinoff of Greg the Bunny , called Warren The Ape . In addition to many commercial appearances, his television credits include roles on The Comeback, Campus Ladies, According to Jim, Girlfriends and Mad TV .  He’s also a member of The Jim Henson Company’s Stuffed & Unstrung .

Heather Morgan
Classes Taught: Writing Workshop
Heather was voted one of Variety’s “New Screenwriters To Watch,” as well as having penned the film “Bark” and the upcoming “The Dying Dinners.” She was also a writer on HBO’s acclaimed series, “The Comeback.”