Jerrod Altmeier

Member Since 2020

Jerrod originally hails from Putnam, CT, and trained and performed with ComedySportz DC in Washington DC and Comedy Under Construction in San Diego before moving back to New England. His love of short-form led him to BYOI and he can also be found teaching and performing on house teams at the Providence Improv Guild and performing with numerous local indie teams. Jerrod is a proud Marine veteran, hates onions like nobody’s business, and enjoys an all you can eat buffet way more than a normal person should.

Alan Austin

Member Since 2015

Alan has been a pretty regular member of BYOI since 2015 (greater than or equal to 55% of the time). Prior to this and during college, he was part of a small improv group called Production Under Construction in northwest Indiana for four years. He works in the marine science field and enjoys birdwatching, hanging out with family, and talking to anyone about turtles and frogs!

Audrey Dubois

Director
Member Since 2017

In her distant youth, Audrey performed with Wheaton College’s Dimple Divers. Upon graduation, she joined BYOI in order to keep the spirit of comedy alive in her heart forever. Audrey serves on the executive board of Swamp Meadow Community Theatre and is currently working toward a master’s degree in poetry (as if being a comedian wasn’t enough). She is making great strides in achieving her dream career as a philosopher hermit. In life, as in improv, she’s just making it up as she goes along.

Erich Gottschalk

Member Since 2011

Erich got his start in Improv back in high school at LaSalle Academy and dabbled through college at Bradley University where he got a theatre minor in just 2 semesters. After college, he applied to the Second City’s Conservatory program on a whim and on 2 weeks notice, was accepted and moved to Chicago. After two years he graduated and got a job in the real world but has performed with Those Meddling Kids, The Speed of Thought Players, and Bring Your Own Improv.

Amy Kahn

Member Since 2014

Amy’s been chasing laughs since college, where she co-hosted a comedy talk show on Penn’s UTV, helped start a sketch comedy group, and performed standup at local clubs before assuming her secret identity in data analysis. Later, the Speed of Thought Players lured her away from standup to improv with its unpredictability. She’s been hooked ever since, and is happy to be part of the BYOI cast! Most recently, Amy has been training and performing online with Groundlings School, Impro Theatre School, UK’s Playground, and Freestyle Love Supreme Academy. Amy comes from a long line of Shetland people and refuses to act her age.

Timothy Killilea

Member Since 2018

Tim Killilea worked as a firefighter long before he got involved with the amazing work that BYOI does, but he sees the potential that improv has when it is shared with people. And BYOI is an opportunity for people from all walks of life to try out improvisational creativity for the first time. Tim hopes to help others learn more about this wonderful art form, and is looking forward to seeing you at the next show!

Krissy Larsen

Member Since 2011

Krissy first discovered improv through BYOI, and is thrilled to be part of the cast!  Music and performing are two of her biggest passions – she has acted in dozens of musicals and stage productions, sung in choir and a capella groups, performed short and long form musical improv, and is a retired Princess performer.  She works full-time as a marketing professional and in her spare time she can be found relaxing with family, playing with her dogs, or obsessing over unicorns.

Mallory Liebermann

Member Since 2020

For as long as Mallory can remember, she has been jumping on the stage. Starting with a passion for dance, which has somehow translated to sword fighting. While working at different New England renaissance faires, a love for improv bloomed. It didn’t take long before an audition lead to BYOI. She’s currently in school for accounting (WOW. So much fun.) and working on her musical skills.

Maia Malo

Member Since 2022

Has loved improv since she was young. Born and raised in RI. Graduated from RIC in 2019 with a major in History. Would definitely consider herself a history nerd. Other hobbies include singing, musical theater, and playing the ukulele. Excited to be a part of BYOI

Carolyn Morey

Member Since 2021

Carolyn has been acting since she can remember. She found improv through Bring Your Own Improv, and it has become her passion. She has taken many classes and workshops including BYOI’s youth collective. Currently a high school student at School One, Carolyn enjoys leading the school meetings and giving tours to prospective families. In addition to improv, Carolyn loves nerdy things like fantasy and math. Carolyn is so happy to be part of the BYOI cast.

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!

Daniel Lee White

Artistic Director
Member Since 2008

Daniel Lee White is an award-winning director, performer, and arts educator with over 25 years of experience, including numerous plays and films.

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.

Our Awesome Door Crew

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.