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Rob DiNinni | Principal

Rob DiNinni is an award-winning actor, comedian, writer, filmmaker, and coach. As a founding member of StageCoach Improv, he performs and facilitates corporate improv training, applied improv for leaders, vulnerable storytelling, improv team building, and custom sketch comedy for organizations worldwide. Rob also works closely with business executives, clinicians, and medical schools to cultivate emotional intelligence through leadership and communication skills coaching as an actor and educator. His improv comedy training was inspired by teachings from The Groundlings and Keith Johnstone on the art of improvisation.

As a professional actor and member of SAG-AFTRA, Rob’s credits include Castle Rock, The Aristocrat, Roller Palace, Slip & Fall, American Hustle, Patriot’s Day, The Nesting Doll, and MarriageFit. He also has performed stand-up and improv comedy at Stand UpNY, The Comedy Studio, and Nick's Comedy Stop. He was a principal actor in I Go Solo, a comedy Nominated for Best New Play in New England.

Rob wrote, produced, and performed a one-man show, Masquerading as an Adult. Rob co-produced, co-wrote, and performed an absurdist comedy play, The Break-Up of Cause and Effect, — premiered at the Edinburgh’s Festival Fringe in Scotland followed by shows in London. He wrote, acted, co-produced, and co-directed a comedy short film, MarriageFit, featuring an AI character concept garnering numerous film festival awards.

Rob co-founded StageCoach Improv tapping into an esteemed business development, sales, and marketing career with over 15 years of professional executive experience in the computer, software, and IT services industry. Rob is recognized for his leadership and sales ability generating outstanding results through the power of play, business development, and creative channel programs.

“My first acting role was “Tiny Tim” in a junior high
theatre production of A Christmas Carol.
I loved feeling the audience’s
energy and seeing the impact of storytelling.
I was hooked!”

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Sheryl Faye

Sheryl Faye is an actor, voice-over artist, spokesperson, and educator. For the past seven years she has worked with Historical Perspectives for Children, out of Chicago. She has performed three one-woman shows throughout New England. She performs sketch and improv comedy for corporate meetings and national conferences. She also performs regularly with Comedy Theater Productions. Sheryl stays busy representing Proctor and Gamble and other companies, at a variety of trade shows throughout the United States where she does everything from sales to presentations. She has led many corporate improv training, team building, and improv teambuilding events. She has taught many acting classes for a variety of ages. Sheryl can be seen in various commercials and just worked on a show for ABC. She is the voice of many Play Station characters and radio advertisements. She is a proud member of SAG/AFTRA and a graduate of Emerson College where she received a BFA in Acting.

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Elaine Theodore

Elaine Theodore is an actress, improvisor, trainer, and therapist. As an applied improv coach, team building improv facilitator, and actor for StageCoach Improv, she has performed improv and sketch comedy for business and facilitated corporate improv experiential learning programs nationwide.

Elaine has worked extensively on stage, including for the Speakeasy Theater Company and the Lyric Stage in Boston, and as an improv teacher and member of the musical improv company, "Musical the Musical", she has performed in Chicago's Funny Women's Festival and was in the off broadway cast of "Tony n Tina's Wedding" in NYC for three years.

She is a certified mindfulness and stress reduction coach as well as a certified Transformational Life Coach. She has a private practice as a Certified Yoga Therapist that helps clients to identify and re-work negative patterns. She also uses Improvisation to work with clients who struggle with social anxiety.

She has worked with the Harvard Project on Negotiation and Conflict Management Associates in Cambridge and designed a curriculum and has utilized the skills involved in improvisation to train in corporate settings nationally.

Bill Mootos

Bill Mootos is an accomplished actor, voiceover artist, spokesperson, and educator. He has worked as a facilitator and performer for a number of hospital programs in the New England area and has been a presenter for a number of corporate functions and tradeshows. He has worked with PERCS (Program to Enhance Relational Communications Skills) for the past 5 years. PERCS originated at Boston's Children's Hospital and is an interdisciplinary training program designed to improve the communication skills and relational abilities of trainees and staff members who must deliver and discuss difficult news with pediatric patients and their families. Bill has worked on a number of sessions that have been conducted at Children's Hospital, MGH, Brigham and Women's, and St. Elizabeth's Hospitals, among others. Bill also works with medical students at UMASS, Tufts, and Harvard providing services as an actor and educator.

He has served as the New England Branch President of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) since 2002 and is also active with the New England Liaison Committee of Actors' Equity Association. He spent six years on the Board of Directors of Stage Source, the Greater Boston Theatre Alliance, and has also taught acting at UMASS Boston. Bill received his acting training at Carnegie Mellon University and the Wynn Handman Studio in New York City.

As an actor, Bill has performed as an actor on Stage, Television, Commercials, Feature Films, and Corporate Videos. He has worked with many companies throughout New York and New England, including the Huntington Theatre Company, North Shore Music Theatre, Metropolitan Playhouse, Manhattan Theatre Source, Garage Theatre Group, SpeakEasy Stage Company, Lyric Stage Company, and many others. He has been seen in commercials for Mastercard, Chevrolet, WB Mason, to name a few. His film credits include Easy Listening, Something Sweet, The Intern, and Neighborhoods.

Judith Kalaora

Judith Kalaora is a professional actress, educator, and living historian. Judith performs and facilitates improv comedy for business, applied improv for leaders, playback theatre, and improv team building for StageCoach Improv nationwide. She graduated Magna cum Laude from Syracuse University and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting, along with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language and Culture. She attended the Globe Education Program of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, England. Judith discovered improvisation at the ripe age of 8 years old, when Boston University students came to her elementary school and established an Improvisational Acting Troupe for their Masters Thesis project. Since then, improvisational performance has taken Judith across the country and she teaches Improvisational Acting regularly for adults at Newton Community Education (MA). Judith specializes in Playback Improvisation and interpersonal skills and rapport building. When not facilitating with StageCoach Improv, Kalaora works as the Artistic Director of History At Play™ to provide educational living history entertainment, chronicling the lives of influential and often forgotten women.

Mike McLendon

Actor, coach, and writer of short bios, Mike McLendon has led improv comedy, applied improv for business, and team building improv workshops across the U.S. and internationally in Australia, China, Japan and aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines. In addition to being a facilitator and coach with StageCoach Improv, Mike trained at Second City, Upright Citizens Brigade, and Mission Improvable where he performed in resident companies at all of those theaters. Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Mike was a corps member with Teach for America where he discovered his passion for teaching and mentoring.

Mike's television credits include Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Comedy Bang! Bang!, and My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. You can follow Mike on social media @themikemclendon or in real life if you're shy and sneaky.

Caryn Andrea Lindsey | Mgr. Client Relations

Caryn is an actor, educator, trainer, consultant, spokesperson, and circus performer. Caryn performs improv and sketch comedy and facilitates corporate improv team building and improv training for StageCoach Improv. She had studied improv with the Upright Citizen's Brigade of New York and Los Angeles, performing on a multitude of stages, working with Paul Sheer and many others. Beginning her career in theater, Caryn has performed comedy, drama, and Shakespeare with companies throughout Boston and Los Angeles. Some of her television and film credits include: “My Name is Earl”, “It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, Black Irish (Brenden Gleeson), and the soon to be released Hop, where she performs contortion. Training with the circus in Los Angeles, she has found herself performing with the Kinetic Theory Circus Troupe, focusing in contortion, hand-balancing, and dance trapeze.

Caryn has hosted many events and trade shows for Hewlett Packard, EMC, and Belkin Technologies, engaging large crowds, giving sales presentations, and new product demonstrations to energize and excite prospects and partners. Caryn works extensively coaching communication and clinical skills with medical students, doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician's assistants focusing mainly on intention, mandatory reporting, medical consent, confidentiality, and delivering diagnosis. She has taught communication skills workshops and portrayed numerous patients for Harvard, Tufts, BU, UMass, UCLA, USC, UC Irvine, and Western University Medical Schools, as well as Arrowhead, Long Beach, LA County, and Riverside Hospitals. An avid academic of Sociology, Caryn incorporates these principles in educating ways to create a dynamic of clear communication for empowering leadership and enabling teamwork.

Caryn received a Bachelor of Arts from Emerson College with a major in Acting, minoring in History and Sociology, studying the Russian Language at Harvard University.

Brian Fox

Brian is a consultant, instructional designer, improviser, facilitator, and coach who has designed and facilitated communication and leadership workshops across a wide spectrum of organizations. Some of his StageCoach Improv clients include; Harvard Medical School, Philips North America, Verizon Wireless, and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA).

In facilitating his applied improv workshops, improv for business, and leadership development coaching, Brian leverages more than 20 years of professional experience with a varied background that includes experiential education, nonprofit management and fundraising, public relations, corporate improv comedy, and theater production and performance. His acting background includes tackling humorous and dramatic roles in commercials, on film, and on stage. He is a graduate of The Second City Conservatory, and has performed with their touring company in Michigan, and served as faculty at their training center in Cleveland. Brian also performs long-form improvisation with Just Go With It Improv.

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Will Luera

Will Luera is an artistic director, improviser, facilitator, and improv coach performing corporate improv, custom sketch comedy, and applied improv training for business professionals with StageCoach Improv. He delivers corporate improv team building, business improv comedy, creative collaboration programs, sand playback theatre storytelling exercises, activities, and games for StageCoach Improv's corporate improv leadership training, conflict resolution programs, team bonding events, and company retreats.

Will is the Director of Improvisation at Florida Studio Theatre, Director of Big Bang Improv, and serves as the Artistic Director Emeritus of ImprovBoston. He is the co-creator of Healing Moments for Alzheimer’s, a non-profit organization that provides education, advocacy, and ministry for persons with dementia and their caregivers. He is a conflict mediator with a focus on EDIA issues in the workplace. He sits on the board of CreArte Latino, a Latino-centric cultural community center in the Sarasota area and Miss Sarasota Softball, an organization focused on teaching young women leadership and teamwork skills through the sport of softball. Will tours globally as an improv comedy actor, instructor, director and performs and teaches regularly all across North America, South America, Europe and Asia.

Maria Ciampa

Maria Ciampa is an improv performer, actor, and comedienne. Since 2006 Maria has been performing sketch and improv comedy and facilitating corporate improv training, executive role-playing, and team building games for StageCoach Improv. Maria has performed as a main-stage player for improv troupes throughout Boston. Maria has been writing, performing, and directing comedy shows for eight years. She has performed her self-produced solo show, Family Shmamily, for audiences in Boston and New York. Twice nominated best standup comedian by Boston Phoenix, Punchline Magazine called Maria a "refreshing voice". Maria co-directs the Women in Comedy Festival, and is a guest editor/blogger with Rooftop Comedy. She worked as a Comic in Residence at the Comedy Studio in Harvard Square. She was a featured comedian at the New York Comedy Contest and North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, a semi-finalist in the Magner's Comedy Festival and Plymouth Rock Comedy Festival, and performs at colleges all over the US.

As an actress, she also has been featured in TV commercials, films, and corporate videos. She recently hosted an episode of ABC’s Chronicle, in which a magician, out of thin air, made two red balls appear in her left hand. It was really something...really it was. Maria received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Smith College.

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Marina Mastros

Marina Mastros has been improvising for over fifteen years. Marina is an actor, facilitator, and improv coach performing corporate improv, custom sketch comedy, and applied improv training for business professionals with StageCoach Improv. She delivers corporate improv team building, business improv comedy, creative collaboration programs, and playback theatre storytelling exercises, activities, and games for StageCoach Improv's corporate improv leadership training, team bonding events, and company retreats.

In addition to becoming a soft skills improv trainer with StageCoach Improv, she studied with UCB Los Angeles, iO Chicago, ComedySportz LA, and Impro Theatre. She has been on various house teams at UCBTLA, iO West, Second City Hollywood, and NCT San Diego. She's performed at theaters and festivals across the U.S. and internationally.

As a queer Chicana, Marina also works as an Inclusion Director and diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant for theaters across Los Angeles.

Josh Covitt

Josh is a Los Angeles-based improviser and coach. Josh performs corporate improv, custom sketch comedy, and applied improv training for business professionals with StageCoach Improv. He delivers corporate improv team building, business improv comedy, creative collaboration training, and playback theatre storytelling exercises, activities, and games for StageCoach Improv's corporate improv coaching, team bonding events, and company retreats. In addition to coaching improv training in LA, Josh has led improv team building workshops all over the country and London.

Josh studied with the The Groundlings and the Upright Citizens Brigade. He’s performed with the Upright Citizens Brigade and the Westside Comedy Theatre and was named the winner of Improv Olympics “Ultimate X-ecution: LA’s Best Improviser.”

Margaret Ann Brady

Margaret Ann Brady is an actor, writer, comedienne, and teacher. She's performed improv with ImprovBoston and the Improvisational Theatre League, and has taught improv for The Studio at CP Casting, Mass. High School Drama Guild, and Emerson College, among other places. She's been writing, producing and performing sketch comedy in Boston and New York with the troupes The Other White Meat, her duo The Mrs. Potatohead Show (A Celebration of Irish American Woman-Being), and Greetings from Planet Girl at such venues as First Night Boston, Minnesota Fringe Theatre Festival and New York International Fringe Festival.

Theatre credits include Speakeasy Stage Company, Lyric Stage Company, Theatre Boston at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2001. Film: The Love Letter (DreamWorks SKG), 2000 Slamdance Festival winner Night Deposit, as well as miscellaneous commercials, industrial films, and voice-overs. StageCoach Improv credits include The Green Company, Comcast, The American Bar Association, International Academy of Collaboration Professionals (IACP), and Harvard Business School. She recently bagged her 31st of the 48 New Hampshire 4000'+ peaks.

Ron Jones

Ron Jones has been acting, directing, and teaching improvisational theatre in the Boston area for over 16 years. At ImprovBoston, Boston's oldest and most acclaimed improvisation theatre company, he began as an Actor, then returned several years later as Artistic Director, and then directed "Action Comix," creating a new improv format there. As a founding member of Urban Improv, a youth-based improv theatre company in Boston, he won a New England Emmy award in 2002 for Best Children's Program for their television show, "Reaction." He was Artist-in-Residence for three years at the Dover-Sherborn Middle School, Program Developer and Instructor for Worcester Children's Theatre, Guest Instructor in Improvisation at Wheelock Family Theatre (Wheelock College 2000, 2001).

He has taught courses/workshops in improv for Harvard University, Tufts University, Boston College, Fitchburg State College, Worcester Public Schools Teachers Association and the Brookline School District. In addition to directing ImprovBoston, Ron has been director of Boston College's My Mother's Fleabag, Guest Director of Boston improv troupe Comedie du Jour, and been chosen to coach the American team that competed in the World Improv Championships (televised on the Comedy Network in Canada).

Larry Jay Tish

In 2003, Rob DiNinni teamed with fellow actor, improviser, and writer Larry Jay Tish, who touted 12 years of copywriting, sales, and customer service experience in the biotech, clothing, and automobile industries. The result was a dynamic partnership of corporate and creative power.

Larry Jay Tish is an actor, writer, improv performer, and educator. He is a founding member of StageCoach Improv, and has facilitated workshops and performances for 93.7 Mike FM, Harvard Business School, Reebok, The American Bar Association, Greenberg Traurig Law, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Segue Software (now Borland), MediMedia, The International Academy of Collaboration Professionals (IACP), The New Law Center, among others. Larry was a freelance copywriter for over 10 years in Philadelphia, New York City, and Boston, and was Senior Copywriter at the Larkin Group in Newton.

Larry’s stage credits include The Black Jew Dialogues, which he co-wrote and stars in with Ron Jones. The Black Jew Dialogues premiered at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in ’06 and continues to tour the world. Other stage credits include his one-man-show Everything Hurts, Gene in Sideman, Tom in Dinner With Friends, Billy in The House of Blue Leaves, The Prospector in The Madwoman of Chaillot, numerous roles in Hard Times, and Jumpin' Jack Flash in Gravity Rules at the Boston Museum of Science Planetarium. Larry also performed in Anger Box at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland in ‘04.

His film credits include Harry Toland in the Dangerous Crosswinds. He played Dr. Warren in the BBC production of Brothers At War, The Ponytail Man in Luigi Films' Cowboys and Indians, and Northern Lights Production Voices From Andersonville, a documentary installation at the National Museum in Washington DC. Larry is co-creator, writer, and co-star (with Jeff Vachon) of the cable sketch comedy show Under The Nut. He currently plays Professor Fritz on The New England Patriots’ Sunday morning TV program “Totally Patriots.”

Larry's principal roles in TV commercials include The Greater Hartford Open, ESPN Outdoor Games, The Maine Lottery, Brotherhood Credit Union, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Anthem. His voice-over work includes radio commercials for Fleet Bank, COMCAST, and Garelick Farms, and he played CEO Jack White in a training graphic novel for The Monitor Group. Larry is also a Standardized Patient Educator for Harvard, Tufts, and UMASS medical schools. He lives in Cambridge, MA, with his wife Robin, daughter Ana, and their pets Cheska and Nosey.