How did we get together? Check out the bios of each member to view our origin story.
Jarrod Kopp comes to The Spontaniacs! direct from Special ImprovOlympics. After years of drinking, gambling, hookers, and hallucinogens, Jarrod wants to fill the gaping hole in his soul… with improv! Currently, Jarrod is on the wagon and high on theatrical life. As of the publishing of this blog, Jarrod is 90 minutes sober. Go Jarrod!
Sally Adams is more than an actor, she is an actual person. When you see her in performance, it will be apparent that she is, indeed, real. As you see her come to life onstage, keep reminding yourself, “She is not a fictional character, she is a flesh and blood human being.”
Eric Peterson (alias “Eric Appleton”) finds solace in pretending to be people who are richer, smarter, and better looking than he, which would be just about everyone. This also makes him much easier to spot onstage. Just look for the fellow who doesn’t look like himself, but more like someone else would appear if that individual were playing a different person, only more convincingly
Miriam Mills recently checked herself out of the State hospital at Vinita after discovering that the things that came out of her mouth were actually more appropriate for improv than the psychiatric’s couch. She realized she always wanted to be a Spontaniac!, and her dream has come true.
George Nelson started his community theatre career as a requirement of probation. Once thought to have a promising career as a shoe salesman, he demonstrated poor judgement when he turned his hand to acting. George was subsequently prosecuted for an inappropriate stage kiss. He now appears in the occasional improv show wearing kitten heels in an effort to correct a badly aligned karma cycle.
After a stint in the Louisiana State Women’s Penitentiary, Angie Mitchell says she has found her calling as an improv performer and vows to straighten up and fly right. Unfortunately, Angie was arrested at our last performance and we are seeking her replacement. Oh, wait, never mind. Here she is.
Suffering from a severe addiction to Dr. Pepper, Dan Hitzman sought advice from noted medical experts (Dr. Google and Dr. Seuss) who recommended the increasingly controversial “theater therapy” cure. After strong doses of improv, alliteration, and green eggs and ham, Dan now agrees to anything and everything that anyone and everyone thinks/does/says. Just try him.