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"He's pretty damned independent," Jay said. "And lazy. That's a bad combination."
-- Billie Lee Brammer, The Gay Place



I perform and teach improv in Austin, Texas. I'm the Conservatory Director at ColdTowne Theater, where I was named Best Coach or Teacher in 2016, and I also teach at The Actor's School. I currently play with Ratliff & Jackson, The Glamping Trip, and Art Car, and I was an original and returning cast member of ColdTowne's Stool Pigeon and The Hideout's Austin Secrets. I trained at ColdTowne and have studied under Liz Allen, Miles Stroth, Mick Napier, Susan Messing, Matt Besser, and Keith Johnstone, among others.

At various points in my life I've worked as a musician, copy editor, tour guide, radio DJ (Ruidoso, New Mexico), teacher of English (the Czech Republic), and writer of congratulatory and honorary resolutions (the Texas Legislature). I like unsweetened iced tea, the New York Times crossword, and my cat.

If you'd like to get in touch with me about coaching, exciting investment opportunities, or something I wrote, you can email me.