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Websitecoming soon, courtesy of David Pijor
Illegal Refill are one of Philadelphia’s newest and most talented improv comedy groups. Forming just two years ago, the cast of Illegal Refill boasts over 35 years of combined improv experience. All five cast members, Nick Kerrr, Nick Mirra, Amie Roe, Scott Sheppard, and Alexis Simpson, are alumni of nearby Haverford College in the suburbs of Philly.
Individually, the cast of Illegal Refill has studied at the Philly Improv Theater (PHIT), Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (UCBT) in New York City, and the Magnet Theater in New York City and with noteworthy performers and instructors such as Joe Bill, Mark Sutton, Jill Bernard, Asaf Ronen, Renee Duquesnoy, Eliza Skinner, Keith Johnstone, and several UCBT house team members. As an ensemble, they’ve been coached by improv guru Asaf Ronen, author of Directing Improv, and are coached on a weekly basis by former iO house team member and instructor, Dan Kramer.
The cast of Illegal Refill are active participants in Philly’s booming long-form improv scene and accepted an invitation from the Philly Improv Theater (PHIT) to become one of the theater’s premier affiliate groups. Cast member Alexis Simpson (also of Philly’s Rare Bird Show) was hired as PHIT’s first ever Artistic Director. Scott Sheppard is director of PHIT’s house team, Fletcher. Both Simpson and Sheppard appeared in PHIT’s successful Philadelphia Fringe Festival musical comedy, The Hoppers Hit the Road. Simpson and Amie Roe are also PHIT instructors.
Illegal Refill have performed throughout the Philadelphia area, and have appeared in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, the Philly Improv Festival, Richmond Improv Festival, Del Close Improv Marathon at the UCBT, and at the first ever North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival. Illegal Refill have also accepted invitations to appear in New York at the Magnet Theater and Under St. Mark’s.
Coach: Dan Kramer
"Let’s be honest: Nothing is more painful than bad improv (except perhaps amateur punk rock and unfunny stand-up). So why risk it? Because nothing - really, nothing - is better than good improv....Not a gambler? No problem.To see some good improv - the kind that will leave you cheering instead of squirming - head out to Illegal Refill’s new monthly show at Studio 34. Their brainy long-form is always full of memorable characters and "no way!" moments." -- Philadelphia City Paper
Who I'd like to meet:
- Status: Swinger
- Orientation: Not Sure
- Religion: Taoist
- Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
- Smoke / Drink: Yes / Yes
- Education: College graduate
Generalpaying less for more, concensus, improvising, making jokes
Heroessoda jerks & dreamers; anyone who knows how to capitalize on an opportunity