College Improv Tournament 2012-2013

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West Coast Regional

CIT West Coast Regional 

Congrats to Barren Mind for their victory!

Match Schedule

2pm Match

Improv Revolution - University of California, Irvine

Barren Mind – Arizona State University

Comedy Corner - University of Arizona

Improv Anonymous - University of California, Riverside

4pm Match

Without A Box – Claremont Colleges

Second Nature - University of Southern California

Charles Darwin Experience – University of Arizona

Laser Squad Bravo - Loyola Marymount University

7pm Finals Match

2pm Winner

4pm Winner

Wild Card Team

M.I.'s Westside Comedy Theatre

1323 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA

2pm Match

Group Name = Improv Revolution
College/University = University of California, Irvine
Performing Members = Andra Whipple, Vinny Tangherlini, Zoe Moacanin, Marcus Munguia, Ben Ridge, Katie Reed, Golzar Yousefi, Shayda Shivaei 
Non-Performaing Members = Shin Shin Tsai

Group Description = UCI's Improv Revolution does short form, long form, and anything else they can think to try! Visit us online at

Barren Mind

College: Arizona State University
Performing Members: Michael Skarsten, Ben Backhaus, Kaitlin O'Shaughnessy, Alice Stanley, Cole Libera, and Michael Margetis

Non-Performing Members: Rachel Cepeda, Justin Stechman, Noah Findling

Team Description: Barren Mind is Arizona State University's weekly improv troupe that has been an ASU tradition for over the past 20 years. The group has gained national recognition with articles in Splitsider, and performances at the CIT nationals in Chicago. In addition, the group enjoys pizza.

Group Name = Comedy Corner
College or University = University of Arizona
Performing Members = Michael Dean Agius, Andrew Hatch, Christian Puentes, Lena Olsen, D.A. Conlogue, Claude Renner, Ray Thomas, Nathan Turner, Pelita Murumba, Zach Workman, Symeon Platts

Team Description = With roots going all the way back to 1979, Comedy Corner has been telling poo jokes for over 30 years. Their typical show consists of sketches as well as short and longform improv. They like pizza and they just wanna follow their dreams, y'know? 

Group Name = Improv Anonymous
College/University = University of California Riverside
Performing Members = David Christie, Jonathan Cheng Cote, Adam Zane Cook, Chen Santillan Wang, Mark Andrew Guillermo, Cristina Truong, Alex Taliaferro, Jessica Wuerth, Yang Liu, Jacob Moore
Non-Performaing Members = Henry Marshall, Michael Chen, Adrianne Blackwood, Gina Equihua, John Eggerth, Patrick Liu, Yasmin Kleinbart

Group Description = Hailing from the Californian Chaparral of Riverside, the University of California Riverside's Improv Anonymous aims to bring laughter, both forced and involuntary, to everyone in the audience. Their primary purpose is to maintain their addiction to improv and bring both veterans and beginners into the wonderful world of improvised theatre. Although usually messing around with short form improv, they tend to dabble in long form improv, which ends up in tears and frustration mixed with laughter.

4pm Match

Group Name = Second Nature
College or University = University of Southern California (USC)

Performing Members = Lila Scott, Ian Carr, Charlie O'Connor, Shelby Fero, Tommy Waas, Sarah Khasrovi, Kevin Changaris

Team Description = USC's long form improv troupe. 

Group Name = Without a Box
College or University = Claremont Colleges

Performing Members = Joseph Ocon, Jonah Breslau, Joseph Reynolds, Noah Weingarten, Bekah Manikowski, Jessica Kremer, Matthew Roberts, Daniel Weinand 
Non-Performing members = Rachel Weiner 
Team Description = A short- and long-form improv group from the five Claremont Colleges.

Group Name = The Charles Darwin Experience
College/University = The University of Arizona
Performing Members = Dan Thomson, Harrison Lehrman, Michael Campbell, Bryce Villalpando, Dana Dobbins

Group Description = The Charles Darwin Experience is a short form improv troupe from the University of Arizona. Founded in 1997, the group is entering it's 16th year in weekly performances. They are so excited to be back at CIT's West Coast Regional to play alongside all of the great improv talents on the West Coast! 

Laser Squad Bravo

College/University: Loyola Marymount University

Performing Members - TBA

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