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Blind Tiger is a diverse group of people brought together by the genuine love of performing and creating theater. These are some of the faces behind the magic. And we're always interested in meeting new improvisers! Head over to our contact page and drop us line if you're curious about playing with us.


Teams

 

Teachers & Staff

Artistic Director  Michael Short  has been performing improv and comedy for nearly 18 years. He’s trained with such notable improv theaters as the Upright Citizen’s Brigade, the Magnet Theater, the Annoyance Theater, and the Second City. In 2014, he worked for Second City Theatricals performing sketch and improv aboard the Norwegian cruise lines. He’s excited to bring his experience to the improv community in the Hudson Valley.

Artistic Director Michael Short has been performing improv and comedy for nearly 18 years. He’s trained with such notable improv theaters as the Upright Citizen’s Brigade, the Magnet Theater, the Annoyance Theater, and the Second City. In 2014, he worked for Second City Theatricals performing sketch and improv aboard the Norwegian cruise lines. He’s excited to bring his experience to the improv community in the Hudson Valley.

Jeff O’Leary  is an improviser, actor and writer currently residing in Beacon, NY. Jeff received his improv training in Los Angeles at Second City and IO West, and in New York City at The Magnet and UCB. He has been a member of numerous indie improv teams, such as Goodnight Everybody and Jackson Trollop. Jeff is creator and star of his own improvised web series,  Principal O’Leary .

Jeff O’Leary is an improviser, actor and writer currently residing in Beacon, NY. Jeff received his improv training in Los Angeles at Second City and IO West, and in New York City at The Magnet and UCB. He has been a member of numerous indie improv teams, such as Goodnight Everybody and Jackson Trollop. Jeff is creator and star of his own improvised web series, Principal O’Leary.

Lindsay Ostrander  found her start in improv in the Mount Saint Mary College troupe, Improvology. She became president and director of the group in fall of 2017. Lindsay has performed both short and long form improv and starred in productions of  The Laramie Project ,  Midsummer , and  The Women of Lockerbie .

Lindsay Ostrander found her start in improv in the Mount Saint Mary College troupe, Improvology. She became president and director of the group in fall of 2017. Lindsay has performed both short and long form improv and starred in productions of The Laramie Project, Midsummer, and The Women of Lockerbie.

 

Advisory Council

Elisabeth Preisinger  just recently discovered improv as a favorite hobby. She made her start by taking classes with ComedySportz in Buffalo, NY and later joined their Minor League short form performance troupe. She has since moved to the Hudson Valley and began exploring long form improv through Superlative Theater's classes. She is excited to join forces with the improv community here!

Elisabeth Preisinger just recently discovered improv as a favorite hobby. She made her start by taking classes with ComedySportz in Buffalo, NY and later joined their Minor League short form performance troupe. She has since moved to the Hudson Valley and began exploring long form improv through Superlative Theater's classes. She is excited to join forces with the improv community here!

As a small child  Karen Rubin  had a dream: a dream of something similar to theater, but more ephemeral, with no lines to memorize, and where truth could be spoken uncensored! Now, after a few thousand hours combined of training in ballet, hip hop, jazz, acting, writing, and improv, her dream is finally coming to fruition. She is proud and thrilled to have the opportunity of working with the other talented artists at Superlative Theater.

As a small child Karen Rubin had a dream: a dream of something similar to theater, but more ephemeral, with no lines to memorize, and where truth could be spoken uncensored! Now, after a few thousand hours combined of training in ballet, hip hop, jazz, acting, writing, and improv, her dream is finally coming to fruition. She is proud and thrilled to have the opportunity of working with the other talented artists at Superlative Theater.

Paul Vergun  has trained in both short and long-form improv at Providence Improv Guild in Providence, Rhode Island. He is an alumnus of U.C. Berkeley and Mahopac High School, and has appeared in a variety of productions, portraying characters ranging from Teddy Brewster in  Arsenic and Old Lace  to Judas in  The Last Supper . Paul’s ambition is to invent a clean energy bar with all of its nutrition harvested from solar and wind power.

Paul Vergun has trained in both short and long-form improv at Providence Improv Guild in Providence, Rhode Island. He is an alumnus of U.C. Berkeley and Mahopac High School, and has appeared in a variety of productions, portraying characters ranging from Teddy Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace to Judas in The Last Supper. Paul’s ambition is to invent a clean energy bar with all of its nutrition harvested from solar and wind power.