Meet the Cast
Anoo Tree Brod
Anoo has been performing improv since her debut with Transactors in 1997. Since then she has also taught improvisational theater to people ranging in age from four to 76 in all sorts of places, including businesses like Novant Health, schools such as UNC’s School of Public Administration, and arts centers around the Southeast. Recently Anoo has appeared in MooreTale Film and TinkhamTown Production films and performed in the all-female improv group Ask Daphne. She is also an intuitive life coach, writer, poet, and goofy spazz.
Greg Hohn joined Transactors in 1989 and became its director in 1996. He is a senior lecturer at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, where he started teaching Applied Improv (FIZ) in 2000, and presents FIZ programs in academic settings, corporations, and organizations across the country. He also taught improv and acting for the camera in Duke University’s Theater Studies Department for five years. Greg sings with the Triangle Jazz Orchestra and his other theater work includes performances with Archipelago, Manbites Dog, Shakespeare & Originals, Temple Theatre, and Long Beach Playhouse and acting and directing with the 10×10 Festival at The ArtsCenter, Activated Ackland, and Redbird Festival of One-Act Plays. He has also worked in film, television, radio, and industrial/corporate media. Greg graduated from UNC with a degree in English and has written fiction and for stage, radio, and periodicals.
Bart Hubbard stumbled into an improv class at the suggestion of a wise friend in 2010. Since then he can’t get enough and has taken many classes and joined Transactors Improv in March 2013. His day job is running a web consulting business, but for fun he enjoys drinking local beer and giving himself compliments.
Juliet joined Transactors in 2014. She immediately fell in love with improv when she took her first class with Anoo Brod in 2013. She is a music composer, with an M.M. from Longy Conservatory in Boston. Juliet moved to Chapel Hill from the northeast with her husband and two kids in 2011.
Steve was a Transactors from 1997 to 2006 and rejioned the company in 2013. He lives in Greensboro and had been doing a bit of acting, including the ever popular (among improvisers anyway) standardized-patient work, but really, really, really missed improv. Steve says his new love for meditation has helped him be more in the moment.
Steven started working with Transactors Improv in 2001. In the past few years he has appeared in Loveseat Theater’s production of Sex, Drugs, and Dinner and has been seen in One Song’s production of The Phantom Tollbooth, The ArtsCenter’s 10 x 10 Play Festival, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You, and Romeo and Juliet. He has also been a storyteller for A Tour of Southern Ghostsfestival near Atlanta. Steven received his BA in religion and completed a masters of divinity degree (yep-not lying!). He moved to the Triangle from Georgia in January 2001 and works with Club Nova in Carrboro. Steven recently returned to the company after a 14-month hiatus.
Jane Allen Wilson
Jane Allen Wilson was a Transactors regular from 1997 to 2003 and rejoined the company in March 2013. She has performed in improv assemblages at ComedyWorx and Common Ground Theater. Some will remember her occasional performances in plays with The ArtsCenter Performs, Denning Seven, Shakespeare & Originals, and the Dog and Pony Show for Manbites Dog Theater, among others. Jane Allen also performs interactive improv for teaching purposes for Duke Hospitals and she performs improvised songs, stories, and sound effects with an experimental music group, Quisp!
Former Cast Members
- Jeff Alguire (City of Medicine, 2007-11) is still active in Common Ground Theatre and the Triangle theater scene. Look for him in future Transactors shows.
- Regina “Q” Bartolone (2001-04) earned a Ph. D. in comparative literature at the University of North Carolina.
- Mike Beard (1998-2014) technician extraordinaire, continues to work his magic everywhere from control booths in recording studios to underneath churches throughout the Triangle.
- Joe Brack (2004-05) works as an actor in Washington D.C.
- Martha Brown (1983-85) an original Transactor, is a speech pathologist in Chapel Hill.
- Peter “PC” Cashwell (1990-91) wasn’t the company’s first musician but his piano work made us realize the potential of having an accompanist. He now teaches high-school English at Woodberry Forest School in Virginia. An avid and delightful writer, his book on birding, The Verb ‘To Bird,’ is available at www.petercashwell.com.
- J Chachula (1996-99) is a founding member of Flying Machine Theatre in Raleigh and acts, directs, and teaches in the Triangle.
- Monifa Chamble (1999-2003) lives and works in New York where she earned an MFA in theater.
- Steven Cragg (1987-89, director 1988-89) lives in Los Angeles, where he is an actor, writer, and visual artist. He writes for and performs on Mad TV.
- Rob Dator (1986-87, 1996-97) is an actor and writer based near Greensboro.
- Sarah Froeber (aka Sally Nussbaumer, 1983-85), an original Transactor, lives near Chapel Hill and is involved in educational theater.
- Peri Hope Goldberg (1989) is a currently unemployed, happily married, speech-language pathologist living in Orlando playing mommy to three young kids and doing community theatre whenever she gets the chance.
- Susan Goodnight (1993-94) runs a philanthropic foundation in the Triangle.
- Jill Greeson (2003-11) is a freelance editor and raising a family in the Triangle.
- Sandy Gribbin (2002-04) is currently living and performing in Toronto.
- Zannie Gunn (1997) lives in the Triangle and performs at Dirty South Improv with the long-form team Community Bike.
- Zach Hanner (1999-2001) lives in Wilmington where he performs improv and is a screen actor and a writer.
- Allison Heartinger Connor (1988-93) lived in LA for several years after leaving Transactors. She appeared in several national commercials, did voice overs, and wrote for television. Her favorite Hollywood jobs included appearing in two episodes of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm and writing Looney Tunes comics. Allison recently moved to Dallas, where she writes radio and TV commercials, does voice overs, and hosts a local TV show, Makeover Marvels.
- Tim Johnston (1987-96, director 1989-96) is a facilitator working in Washington, D.C.
- Rachel Klem (2004-11) runs Common Ground Theatre in Durham and works as a theatrical director, actor, and instructor.
- Mark Lewis (1992-2004) plays music of all sorts in the Triangle. Transactors produced his musical comedy, New Jersey, New Jersey, in Spring 2004.
- Ann Linge (1996-99) is an actress and director living in New York State. She earned an acting MFA from Hunter College and recently had her first child with husband David.
- Tom Marriott (1983-85) is an actor in the Triangle area, working with companies such as Archipelago and Little Green Pig.
- Gilly Macnee (1988-89) is living the pastoral life in the bucolic setting of Ashe County with his wife and three children. As seems to be a trend with former company members, he’s taken up birding.
- Mark Miller (1983-87, director 1983-87) an original Transactor, lives in Los Angeles and makes a living acting in TV and movies and on stage (visit his website).
- Cynthia Mitchell (1986-87) is an actress and writer living on Ocracoke Island.
- Jeffrey Moore (2005-11) is an actor and writer involved in theater and film. He lives and delivers US mail in Raleigh.
- Jay O’Berski (1998-99) is an actor, director, and teacher. He is artistic director of Little Green Pig Theatre and is on the faculty at Duke University.
- Nancy Pekar (1999-2012) is active in the Chapel Hill community, where she and her family live. She is an editor.
- Carol Parker (1999-2001) is a dancer, actress, and Pilates instructor based in Durham.
- Shirley Ritter (1985-87) is an actress in LA.
- Mary Ruth (1983-87, director 1983-87), an original Transactor, is an arts educator in central North Carolina.
- Susan Saunders (1983-85) was Transactors’ first musician.
- Eric Singdahlsen (1996-2000) completed the MFA acting program at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., and now uses theatrical techniques in medical education.
- Dan Sipp (1988-98, 2006-12) is a major figure in the Triangle improv scene, teaching, directing, and performing in many settings.
- Michele Vazquez (1998-99) earned an MFA in acting at the University of California at San Diego and is now a touring actress based in New York.
- Callie Warner (1985-87), a former company musician, is active in the Triangle music scene.
- Kathy Williams (1998-99) is a member of PlayMakers Repertory Company in Chapel Hill.
- Annie Zipper (2011-13) is a graduate student in architecture at NC State University.
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