Billy Arthur

Member Since 2024

Billy began his improv journey in 2018, performing at Push Comedy Theater in Norfolk, Virginia. Since then, he has performed improv and sketch in countless house and independent ensembles all over Virginia. He is a founding member, writer, and director of the award-winning sketch team, The French Girls. When he is not performing, Billy enjoys hiking, collecting rocks, and is a certified, master, jack of all trades. If you catch Billy out on the town, beware! He will sing Motown karaoke and dance like no one is watching.

Samuele Deluise

Member Since 2024

Sam is new to the BYOI space but is ready and raring to bring laughs to the table! He has been doing improv for the last 5 years with various troupes and when not working or joking he enjoys writing musicals. He wants to give a shout out to his dog nephews Jax, Mac and Blue as they also one day aspire to be improv comics!

Audrey Dubois

Director
Member Since 2017

In her distant youth, Audrey performed with Wheaton College’s Dimple Divers, and joined BYOI upon graduation to keep the spirit of comedy alive in her heart all year ’round. By day, she works at the library. By night, she writes plays and directs shows with Swamp Meadow Community Theatre. Armed with a master’s degree in poetry, she is making great strides in her ambitions as a philosopher hermit. Talk to her about Star Trek.

Lauren Ferreria

Member Since 2024

Lauren is thrilled to join the BYOI team. Lauren’s background mainly lies within the theater scope. Lauren received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Musical Theatre Performance from Dean College in 2017. Lauren is still heavily involved in the Rhode Island Theatre Community, and has most recently performed with the Rhode Island Stage Ensemble. When not performing, Lauren enjoys being a Teacher Assistant at Ocean State Academy and Learning Center. Lauren is also a proud cat mom of her fur baby Minnie. Fair warning, if you mention her cat you are obligated to look at several photographs of Minnie.

Corey Finkle

Member Since 2012

Corey Finkle is somewhat horrified to realize that he’s been doing improv since 2001, which is likely longer than some of his castmates have been alive. After a decade performing in ComedySportz in Washington, DC, he moved to Rhode Island and joined BYOI…until the birth of his second child, at which point he was forced to, you know, help raise her. But he’s back now, and more excited than ever to perform with this terrific cast, and make people laugh. When Corey’s not performing, he’s also a storyteller, trivia host, published children’s book author, and father of two kids who no longer need constant supervision.

Dana Goodman

Member Since 2023

Dana was raised by silly people, married a silly person and intends to be silly for as long as possible. She’s loved “Who’s Line is it Anyway?”, since she was a kid and is psyched to be a part of BYOI playing similar games with volunteers on stage. Her artistic history includes acting, filmmaking, photography and jewelry, so performing in the WCFA space with different art exhibits is a treat. Offstage, she enjoys mingling with moss in the forest or swimming in the sunshine at the beach. If there is a body of water around Dana WILL get wet, any time of year, go ahead – dare her.

Maia Malo

Member Since 2022

Maia was born and raised in RI. Graduated from RIC in 2019 with a degree in History. She grew watching improv shows with her dad and that inspired her to try it for herself. She loves being apart of the BYOI crew, improv has always brought out the best in her and has helped her through some difficult times. Other hobbies outside of BYOI are karaoke, writing and playing the ukulele.

Ian Sokoloff

Member Since 2012

In a prior improv life, Ian performed with San Diego Theatresports and co-founded the Subatomic Jenkins Clan (also in San Diego). Since arriving in New England, Ian discovered long-form improv (in addition to discovering weather), performing irregularly at ImprovBoston, training in and performing with the IB Harold On Deck program, and spending a stint with the IB Harold team Plan B. Now he’s transporting his stretched mind across state lines to play with BYOI’s audiences. Excelsior!

Tyler Vigeant

Member Since 2022

An Alumni of RIC’s Theater and Art program, Tyler took several Improv classes during his time there that furthered his love of the Improvisational Arts. Having been an audience member of BYOI for over 10 years, he appreciated the type of comedy that they brought to Rhode Island and had always thought it would be rewarding to be a cast member. (And now he can reap those rewards, HAHA!) Tyler frequently collaborates with Swamp Meadow Community Theatre and is the proud creator of the radio play Cyrano de Bergerac : In Space. He also worked at Disney World for 4 months once and won’t shut up about it.

Michael Wadsworth

Member Since 2024

Michael has performed in theatre since 2017 and has appreciated the sharp wit of
improvisational comedy since he was but a young lad. Now, he is excited to finally throw his theoretical hat into the improv ring! In his free time, Michael enjoys songwriting, Dungeons and Dragons, making funny faces in the mirror, and being just having as much fun as he can.

Daniel Lee White

Artistic Director
Member Since 2008

Daniel Lee White is an award-winning director, performer, writer, and arts educator with over 25 years of experience in theatre and film. He is the founder and is currently the Artistic Director of Bring Your Own Improv. Daniel loves the many years he has been able to make people of all ages laugh and give them a place to play. Play is an important part of life and because of the many team members involved in BYOI over the years, he has been able to do so. Thank you to them and to all those who have and will come and play.

Our Awesome Door Crew

Evelyn Dubois

Member Since 2023

Evelyn doesn’t like to be on stage, but that doesn’t stop her from joking around with her family, especially her sister Audrey. She graduated from Wheaton College in 2019 with a degree in visual art. In her free time, she enjoys all forms of arts and crafting, from drawing to knitting scrapbooking to sewing. She can also be seen (or not) working backstage in many plays with Swamp Meadow Community Theatre.

Kerri Baggesen

Member Since 2011

Kerri is the self proclaimed Door Chick of BYOI and is rarely seen on stage. Hanging around funny people has not yet given her any comedic skills, but maybe it will happen someday! She likes hanging with friends for game nights, watching movies, assorted geekery, and Drag Bingo. She dreams of a future Tica life as a cat lady as motivation to finally learn Spanish.