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Improv for Educators, Youth Classes
Roy Rodriguez is a veteran K-12 Theatre Teacher and Director based in College Station, Texas. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from Texas A&M University. As a 5th grader, Roy’s childhood friends told him that he wasn’t funny enough for theatre class. Since then, Roy has made it his life’s mission to prove them wrong. As a teacher, director and performer, Roy has found unique ways to reach his audiences and students- from his world famous improv Friday lessons to his charity improv shows. Roy sees his work in theatre as a way to give back to his high school theatre teacher, Charlotte Brown, who always believed in him. Roy has worked closely with Dana Shulman as a contributor/host on Socially Distant Improv and is a graduate of her remote level 1 improv course from The PIT. Roy has been trained in theatre curriculum and directing from iTheatrics (Level 2 Educator), Broadway Teachers Workshop and the Texas Educational Theatre Association. He serves as a Board Member of Navasota Theatre Alliance and as an official One Act Play Adjudicator for the State of Texas.
Improv, Improv for Educators, Private Coaching
Dana Shulman is an actor, improviser, teacher, coach, and silly long distance runner originally from Framingham, Massachusetts and currently in a long term relationship with New York City. She is a faculty member, producer, and performer at The Peoples Improv Theater and is a founding member of independent improv team Student Driver (est. 2010) who has headlined and produced The PIT’s weekly show Indie Road and annual festival Indie-Pendence Day for the last decade. She loves playing with her cats Murphy and Monster, her partner Giancarlo, and all of her various teams including ComedySportz NYC. Dana is the co-founder of Socially Distant Improv, an online comedy network that originated as a response to quarantine and is continuing to provide a platform for all voices. She can’t guarantee it’s updated, but you can always find Dana at www.danashulman.com or @onedanaatatime, @