Makena Miller grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii before graduating from NYU Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Drama in 2014. Makena has 15+ years of extensive ballet and dance training. She has also received 6+ years of Bel Canto Opera training.
Makena performs improv every week at the Reckless Theatre with her team DEATHWISH. She also co-hosts a monthly improv show at Triple Crown with her indie team, Club Monika. Makena loves to play the ukulele while singing on the beach.
Visit www.makenamiller.com for more of this hawaiian lady!
Lida Darmian is an actor/writer/director/comedian/master-of-slashes from LA, but based in New York. She can bee seen performing improv in NYC at the Reckless Theatre, sometimes at UCB Theatre, but mostly in bars around NYC. She can also be found on Google.
Jack Gallagher is an actor, writer, and comedian based in New York City. He performs improv comedy as a house team member at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, and is a teacher and performer at Reckless Theatre. He has studied the Meisner Technique for acting with Terry Knickerbocker, and in addition to The Vertical has appeared on the Onion Video News.
Kate Donat is an NYC-based improv & sketch performer, cat lover, and pizza consumer. She was born & raised in Chicago, where she studied & performed improv and Shakespeare under Michael Halberstam with Writers Theatre beginning at the age of 8. Kate moved on to even colder climates to obtain her BBA in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She began studying improv in NYC in 2008 at Upright Citizens Brigade and has studied at Reckless Theatre since its inception in 2015.
Kate is a proud member of Reckless Theatre house team – Mingle – who can be seen performing the Cat’s Cradle on Thursday nights at Reckless. Kate also performs improv around the city with her indie teams – Playground, Pluto, and Umbrellaman.
Adrian Burke is a SAG Elligible nonunion actor, director, and improviser based in New York City. He is a house performer at the Reckless Theatre in Chelsea where he improvises every Thursday with his teams MINGLE and DEATHWISH. He is an advanced level improvisor at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and a teacher at The Play Group Theater in White Plains, NY. He recently completed an acting apprenticeship at The Barrow Group Theater Company. Adrian has trained at the Boston University College of Fine Arts, The Atlantic Theater Company, Terry Schreiber Studio, and The Barrow Group Theater Company. He received his undergraduate degree in film production from Boston University. adrianpierceburke.com
Maggie Maxwell is a comedy writer and performer living in New York City. A Syracuse native, and graduate of the University of Rochester, Maggie began taking classes in sketch and improv comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade in 2012. You can see her perform around town at stand-up, character, and storytelling shows, as well as with her indie improv team, Darcy. You can read her work on Reductress.com, where she's published over 60 pieces to date. And, for a (nearly) daily dose of Maggie-nonsense, you can check her out on Twitter.
JENNY GORELICK is an improviser and producer based out of Brooklyn. She performs improvised action movies with the team BRONSON at the Reckless Theatre.
You can catch her improvising in every bar basement across every borough of New York with her monoscene indie teams Club Monika and Panic! at Del Frisco’s. By day, she is the Company Manager of Avenue Qat New World Stages (Puppets!) and the Business and Operations Associate of the Tony Awards (Red Carpets!). She is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and graduated with a B.A. in Theatre and Business, Entrepreneurship, and Operations from Brown University.