Gus performs a fast-paced, ridiculous style of improv comedy. They’ve performed at festivals all over the U.S., and they’ve performed with everyone from burlesque girls to modern dancers, and even their parents. They are easily excited.
Bridget Cavaiola is the Education Director for the Baltimore Improv Group, and has been performing and teaching improv to adults and children since 2005. She is a long time member of the BIG mainstage troupe Gus, and part of special projects Improvaret, Tigerhead, and Trival Pursuits. She has performed in many improv collaborations including Unscripted and The Movement. She is a Maryland State Certified Educator, and is a Teaching Artist for Young Audiences of Maryland. She is a professor at CCBC in the Communications Dept. She co-wrote a selective course in “Improving Communication with Improvisation” for Johns Hopkins Medical Students. Bridget has trained at the Annoyance Theater in Chicago and performed at national improv festivals in Washington DC, Philadelphia, Austin, Chicago, and New York.
Christina has been a performer and instructor for BIG since 2005 and is a proud member of the troupe GUS, with which she has performed at festivals in Chicago, Philadelphia, DC, and Baltimore. Christina has performed in theatres around the Baltimore/Annapolis area and in New York where she earned her MFA in Theatre from Sarah Lawrence College. She was most recently seen in Shipwrecked (Colonial Players), where she was honored with the WATCH Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play. Christina has trained in physical theatre at the Stella Adler Studio and in improvisation at Boom Chicago in Amsterdam under the tutelage of comedic genius Jordan Peele. Off stage, Christina spends her time teaching and directing as the Upper School Theatre Arts Director at the St. Paul’s Schools. She lives in Canton with her amazingly supportive husband Eli, their sweet baby Ella, and their ever loyal dog Leuven.
Heather Moyer performs with BIG troupe Gus, and BIG special project troupes Death Wish III, Tigerhead, and The Big Show. She has been doing improv comedy since 2001. Starting her improv career with Kitsch In Sync in Boston, she then moved to Baltimore in the spring of 2004, where she became a founding member of the Baltimore Improv Group. She’s performed in Chicago, NYC, Austin, DC, Philly, and more, and loves teaching improv to people of all experience level.
Kathryn Carlsen has been performing with the Baltimore Improv Group since 2006. She began her improv career in Erasble Inc., the improv group from UMCP. Then, she studied in NYC with UCB. . She has taught classes and workshops for BIG for six years and was the Education Director for three years. Kathryn has taught workshops at UMCP School of Business and Johns Hopkins Medical School. By day, she is a high school theatre teacher in Howard County.
Originally from Upstate New York, Michael is a proud Baltimore transplant of ten years. He is a member of main stage troupe Gus and special project trio PUMPS. When he isn’t on stage, Michael is a Baltimore City Schools English teacher, improvising in front of middle school students at breakneck speed, lest they fall asleep or forget how to read. He is also an avid reader, dog lover, music snob, certified Master Gardener, and uniformly disappointed Buffalo Bills fan.