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2019 Theatre Strike Force

Gainesville's Premier Improv Comedy Troupe

Want to get involved? Come to our improv academy every monday at 7pm. Room updates are on our Facebook weekly!

 

BOARD & CHAIR MEMBERS

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As President he keeps the club running smoothly, acts as the final authority on decisions, and is the face of the club. Along with the Creative Director, he gives direction to the entire operation. 

President

Matthew Morrow

He is a 2nd year Math and Physics major. He has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, once met Thomas Wilson from Back to the Future, and also has a near encyclopedic knowledge of general nerd culture.

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The Treasurer of Theatre Strike Force keeps us above the water financially and works directly with Student Government for funding. Paperwork, paperwork, and more paperwork!

Treasurer

Erika Mendoza

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 As Historian she is in charge of taking photos and videos of shows and social events. She also is the one updating this website - keeping it beautiful and useful!

Historian

Nadia Schmaler

She is a 3rd year Public Relations major. Her favorite improv game is Late Excuse because there is a 'comfortable' role for anyone! Her main interests include astrology, movies and art; though she does not create art she loves to look and buy it - she is museum date material. Finally, she once met Dick Cheney and hated it!

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Our Public Relations (P.R.) Chairs is in charge of the very crucial duty of promoting T.S.F. Academy, Shows, and other events. T.S.F. House Teams are lucky to have a lot of shows throughout Gainesville and we are even luckier to have audiences for them thanks to our P.R. Chair. 

PR Chair

Randy Rankin

This here is a second year Industrial Systems Engineering student, whose first words as an infant were “Theatre Strike Force”. On his free time, he enjoys spending time with friends and going on long walks on the beach.

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Our Social Media chairs are the managers of all of T.S.F.'s social media accounts and work daily to engage and grow our online following. They make and promote content for the pages with the goal of not only getting the Theatre Strike Force name out there but to also keep our followers entertained by our pages. If you would like to check out all the good work they do, start by liking us on Facebook

Social Media Chair

Jenna Powitz

Jenna is a junior advertising major who is so excited to be sharing the wonderful world of TSF through the eyes of social media. In addition to improv she loves theatre, movies, naps, and of course her Gators!

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Theatre Strike Force is a huge club with 100+ voting members, and even more participating members. Our Social Chairs work to create dozens of social events throughout the year to allow our members to become closer and get more involved in the club. T.S.F. is proud to have such a large and close knit club of not only current members but also alumni, which is possible due to the work of our Social Chairs. 

Social Chair

Andrew Meyer

I am a 3rd year Electrical Engineering major. I love Marvel movies, Gator football, and when I’m not busy making circuits or improv-ing, I’m sharpening my billiards game!

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Our Philanthropy Chair is in charge of the charitable activities of Theatre Strike Force! Each year our Philanthropy Chair selects a charity and works to raise money through donations for that charity, often through large donation events. Currently, T.S.F. is raising money for Hilarity for Charity, a group dedicated to raise money for making the quality of living with Alzheimer's better.

Philanthropy Chair

Chandler Lentovich

I am a pre-med microbiology major and theatre minor. My favorite activities involve partying, hanging out with my cat, and improv, of course! Fun fact: I’m left handed.

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As Vice President he is in charge of booking any shows for T.S.F. and keeping up contacts for future shows. If you contact us for a booking, you will most likely hear from him momentarily. 

Vice President

Alec Shears

He is a 2nd year Computer Engineering major. Interesting things to know about him include the fact that he was once struck by lighting - one could say he is electrifying and if you did you are in the right place because we love quirky jokes like that! His favorite board game is Settlers of Catan and his favorite improv game is Say It Again!

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As Secretary he keeps notes on all the boards doings and then translates those notes into a newsletter to send out to all our members. He acts as the information middle man for the board, the members of the club, and alumni. 

Secretary

Camilo Grijalva

Camilo likes visiting national parks, playing soccer, and cooking. His fun fact is that he can juggle basketballs.

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Our Creative Director is in charge of being an extra voice to the board by providing insight on our creative affairs. This includes choosing teachers, directors and fostering indie teams. The creative director is the sixth insight to the board and while not being an executive member is still given serious consideration.

Creative Director

Blake Geary

is a 4th year Agriculture, Education, and Communications major with a specialty in Communication and Leadership Development; he is also perusing a minor in Business Administration and Leadership. He has been in T.S.F. longer than any other current member, he likes dogs and his favorite improv game is the Harold!

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Outreach Chair

Courtney Walsh

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Our Public Relations (P.R.) Chairs is in charge of the very crucial duty of promoting T.S.F. Academy, Shows, and other events. T.S.F. House Teams are lucky to have a lot of shows throughout Gainesville and we are even luckier to have audiences for them thanks to our P.R. Chair. 

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Social Media Chair

Melanie Murillo

A third year Psych major who loves to chuckle, giggle, snort, holler, chortle, snicker, roar, and cackle. HATES laughing. Fun fact is I accidentally fall on stage every time.

Our Social Media chairs are the managers of all of T.S.F.'s social media accounts and work daily to engage and grow our online following. They make and promote content for the pages with the goal of not only getting the Theatre Strike Force name out there but to also keep our followers entertained by our pages. If you would like to check out all the good work they do, start by liking us on Facebook

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Social Chair

Shawna Gray

I love denim jackets, Taylor Swift, and potatoes but not in that order. Please share your recipes with me and I will try to make them!

Theatre Strike Force is a huge club with 100+ voting members, and even more participating members. Our Social Chairs work to create dozens of social events throughout the year to allow our members to become closer and get more involved in the club. T.S.F. is proud to have such a large and close knit club of not only current members but also alumni, which is possible due to the work of our Social Chairs. 

 

HOUSE TEAMS

Sunday

The Sunday Group is our elite Long Form Improv team. The Sunday Team travels to various Improv festivals and competitions on behalf of Theatre Strike Force. The Sunday Group is self directed. 

Spring 2019 Members: Tessa Pirkola, Matthew Barkley, Matthew Morrow, Hunter Wolff, Rebecca Wedow and Emily Wirth.

The Delta Group

The Delta Group is a level below the Sunday Group, but is still comprised of very advanced improvisers. The members are often very seasoned improvisers that have been on multiple teams. 

Spring 2019 Members: Aaron Ivey, Alec Shears, Blake Geary, Courtney Walsh, Erika Mendoza, Natu Tweh, and Randy Rankin. Directed by Matthew Morrow.  

The Apprentice Group

The Apprentice Group is the "beginner" of the Improv House teams. Though it is the intro level house team, it still contains some of the best improvisers T.S.F. has to offer. Many see it as the "raw talent" team, full of improvisers that have good instinct already on stage and only need to hone their skills. 

Spring 2019 Members: Andrew Meyer, Camilo Grijalva, Chandler Lentovich, Emily Cranwell, Ian Meredith and Nicholas Schwab.

The Shortform Team

The Short Form Team is the only Short Form Improv house team. It features our best short form players, people who are quick on their feet, full of energy, and can work a crowd. The Short Form Team is also one of our biggest teams, often containing 15-20 members. 

 

IMPROV RESOURCES

ShortFORM GAMES

Character

Party Quirks

Dating Game

Weird Newscasters

Heightening
Say Again
Survivor
Forward/Reverse

Game

Four Corners

Last Line

Survivor

Musical
Irish Drinking Song
Hoedown
Rap Battle
Kick It

Energy
Questions
Do-Run
ABC Newscasters
Try That On For Size
What You Got

Base Reality
Hollywood Director
Styles
Last Line

Fast Thinking    
Press Conference    
Last Line    
ABC Newscasters    

Audience Participation
Moving Bodies
Columns
Sound Effects

Justification
Murder Endowment
Two-Line Vocabulary
Number of Words
Last Line

Competition
Try That On For Size
What You Got
Rap Roulette
Do Ron
Questions
Rap Battle
The Great Debate
ABC Newscasters
Schoolyard Insults
Conducted Story

LONGFORMS

Groupmind

Warm-ups

Click here for descriptions of each!

 

MIND MELD

BEASTIE BOYS

BAD RAP

WARM-UPS

Energy Warm-ups

FOCUS WARM-UPS

Click here for descriptions of each!

 

MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE

RIDE THAT PONY

GRAND OLD DUKE OF YORK

KNIFE THROWING

PIZZA MAN

HOT SPOT

BUNNY BUNNY

LET ME SEE YOUR...

CZECHOSLOVAKIA

DO YOU LIKE YOUR NEIGHBOR?

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BIG BOOTY

RABBLE DABBLE

 

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