Meet the Cast
Greg Hohn joined Transactors in 1989 and became its director in 1996. He is a professor at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, where he started teaching Applied Improv in 2000, and presents FIZ Applied Improv programs in academic settings, corporations, and organizations across the country and occasionally outside it. 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 other jazz groups and 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. His book, Improv for Professional People: A Guide for Groups and Individuals, will be released in 2022 on the Toplight imprint.
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 working with hospitals on their websites, but for fun he enjoys teaching improv, watching local theater, and pretending to be a food critic.
Juliet Kaplan joined the company in 2014. In addition to performing improv, she is a music composer and sound designer, and especially enjoys collaborating with artists in dance and theater. She is on hiatus for the 2019-20 season.
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.
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, DC.
- Anoo Tree Brod (1997-2003, 2005-20) teaches improv and public speaking in Chapel Hill and everywhere online.
- Martha Brown (1983-86) 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. His books The Verb ‘To Bird’ and Along Those Lines are 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 and is a member of Third Date improv.
- 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 wrote for and performed 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 speech-language pathologist living in Orlando.
- Susan Goodnight (1993-94) runs a philanthropic foundation in the Triangle.
- Jill Greeson (2003-11) is a teacher in Chapel Hill.
- Sandy Gribbin (2002-04) is currently living and performing in Toronto.
- Zannie Gunn (1997) is an improviser in the Triangle.
- 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 lives in 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) is a theater professor at NC State.
- Mark Lewis (1992-2004) plays music of all sorts in the Triangle, including at PlayMakers Repertory Co.
- Ann Linge (1996-99) is an actress and director living in New York State. She earned an acting MFA from Hunter College.
- 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. 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 Asheville 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 (1999-2000) is earning a master’s degree in psychology.
- Nancy Pekar (1999-2012) is active in the Chapel Hill community. She is an editor and a member of Third Date improv.
- 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, including Third Date improv. He teaches medical improv at Duke University.
- 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 and a professor in UNC’s Dramatic Arts Dept.
- Annie Zipper (2011-13) is a graduate of the master’s architecture program at NC State University.
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