MVRP Scholars 2017 | Peoples Improv Theater

MVRP Scholars 2017

Charlie Biskupic is from Heaven-On-Earth Appleton, WI. He’s lived in NYC for six years working for a variety of daytime talk shows and is currently a video producer for People.com. A semi-professional procrastinator, in 2016 he finally took his first improv class after stalling for 15 years. He also wrote a pilot, “Big Appleton,” which was a finalist in Second City’s 2016 original sitcom contest. He’s looking forward to taking many more classes at the PIT!


Alejandro La Rosa is a Venezuelan born, North Carolina raised, Brooklyn residing improviser who moved to the big apple four years ago. He currently handles social media and online marketing for an Off-Broadway theatre company and waits tables on the side. As an avid theatre goer, haunted house fanatic, and karaoke participant he is excited to hone in on his comedy skills and work alongside other hilarious comedians. He would like to thank all those that helped him get here. (He’s not being vague there’s just too many to name. You know who you are).


Kathleen Simmonds holds an MFA in Acting from the Actors Studio Drama School in New York. She appeared in a recurring role on the Australian hit primetime TV show “The Strip”, has featured in a number of television and online commercials (in both the US and Australia) for brands such as Adidas, Cognizant and Subway, and has a broad NY theater repertoire (including the lead in numerous original works, Helena in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” for The Drilling Company, and “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot” directed by Estelle Parsons). She is also a trained muay thai kick boxer and has a background as a dance teacher, and in a former life was a practicing attorney!


Anne Schroeder is a California native that now happily resides in New York City. She appeared in the Off-Off Broadway production of They Walk Among Us (MITF Outstanding Featured Actress Nominee) as well as a reading of a new musical by Ryan Scott Oliver and Jon Caren this past summer. Before moving to the Big Apple, Anne performed in over 20 musicals across the country. She’s currently a member of the 10,000 Hours team Personal Policy, as well as the indie teams Rebel 5 and Kitty Come Lately. She is currently writing and starring in Grosse Misconduct, a web series premiering later this summer. Anne is incredibly grateful for this opportunity and excited to continue her studies at the PiT where she trains in both improv and musical improv.