Marie Applegate has always been in awe of - dun, dun, dun - The Stage!
She and her little brother James used to write, produce and put on their own variety shows when they were teeny tiny kids (her parents have evidence!). Marie was also part of school productions all throughout elementary, middle and high school. As an adult she was an extra in several indie films and commercials. And now, the crowning glory of her road to fame, she joined the fabulousness that is the improv troupe Trapped In a Rumor.
Marie has always admired the lovable dorks of the TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway and was insanely ecstatic when she found a similar styled improv troupe right here in the East Bay, Trapped In a Rumor! Overall, Marie is inspired by life...and by YOU! So volunteer and get your patootiekins up on stage tonight. :) She wants you to know that she is probably the biggest dork around that you will ever meet. Hurrah for dorks!
Marie is also a full time mother, no easy task, but her little Daisy makes everyday more enjoyable than the last.
Retired: April 2011
Stacey Winn has been acting and improvising for as long as she can remember. She loves both scripted and unscripted theatre, and is thrilled to be performing with Trapped in a Rumor. She received her BA in Theatre Studies and English from UC Berkeley, and some of her favorite roles include Lucy in You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Roxie in Chicago, Abigail in The Crucible and Alice in You Can't Take it With You. She has also previously performed with Rumor Has It Improv at Under the Sun Studios and jericho! (sic) Improv at UC Berkeley.
Her favorite improv quote is Del Close's directive to "Play to the height of your intelligence." She attempts to live up to this principle in art and in life, and sometimes she succeeds. She is also an accomplished teaching artist, providing individual and group lessons in theatrical improvisation, audition preparation, language arts and public speaking. In her other life, she is a marketing specialist and independent beauty consultant with Mary Kay. For more information about her teaching and consulting work, please call (510) 779-2386.
Brady likes to play. While studying acting in college, he discovered the art of improvisation. After studying at the GEM Theatre in Garden Grove, Brady appeared in Los Angeles with the L.A. Connection before moving up to the San Francisco East Bay Area. Here he studied with BATS Improv before performing briefly with Rumor Improv at Under the Sun Studios.
Brady is thrilled to be the newest member of Trapped in a Rumor, and happy to be performing in Danville's Village Theatre. When not improvising on stage, Brady can be found making noises with computers and playing his Moog Etherwave Theremin. Brady likes to play.
Retired: June 2012