Grab your passport and kiss your mommy and daddy goodbye, Baltimore Improv Group‘s Hostel is open for business, and they love to play with others! This group of global improv citizens welcome improvisers from all over to play in for each of their shows, sharing the best of BIG’s Charm City stage with some of the funniest folks across the map. Just doing their part to show why Baltimore is, in fact, the Greatest (and most hilarious) City in America!

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Tamara “Blue” Cavell is a performer with Baltimore Improv Group. A graduate of CSU’s School of Urban Arts, Tamara has also studied improv extensively with Baltimore Improv Group, in Baltimore with additional training from Second City in Chicago and Magnet Theater in New York. When she is not performing, she is battling to maintain her sanity while raising her teenage daughter Zuri and toddler daughter Nia, with her husband of 15 years.



Marty McGuire joined the Baltimore Improv Group in late 2014 after achieving frequent flyer status in the BIG training program. As a member of Hostel, he’s excited to make out of town improvisers feel right at home in Baltimore and on stage at the Mercury Theater. He’s also been on the road, having performed with BIG special project After School Grandma at Philly’s PHIT and at the Boston Comedy Arts Festival. Marty can also be found performing with Baltimore indie troupe Throwing Lobsters, and has been spotted a few times in The Caucus. When not improvising, Marty spends most of his time communicating with machines.



Maggie Phenicie joined BIG in 2015. Originally from Harrisburg, PA, she has studied improv with BIG since 2014. Outside of Hostel, she plays with indie troupe One Ton Prop. Offstage, she teaches middle school English.



After taking his first BIG class in 2011, Sean later joined the independent troupe Thighmeat, until 2015 when he became a member of the main stage BIG troupe Hostel. Sean is thrilled to be a part of Hostel. Since being introduced to improv at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, he has been excited to see where this journey takes him. Sean has performed in the Baltimore Improv Festival and Charm City Improv Festival. Outside of improv, Sean enjoys reading, podcasting, and eating pretzels.



Giovanni Kavota is a company member of the Baltimore Improv Group and the Maryland Ensemble Theatre. He is formally a member of Frederick, Maryland’s Comedy Pigs where he began working lights and sound until he was invited to join the players onstage after graduating college in 2013. Outside of improv, Giovanni is a scripted actor, lighting designer, and director. He has been accepted into Sarah Lawrence’s MFA Theatre Program and plans to attend the Fall of 2017.



Kim Le has been studying and performing improv since 2013; she joined the Baltimore Improv Group in 2015. She currently performs with BIG house troupe Maggy, along with independent troupes Remote Possibilities and Throwing Lobsters. Outside of improv, she occasionally tells stories at Stoop Storytelling Series and volunteers with the Baltimore Rock Opera Society. Her non-performance pastimes include making edible sculptures and visiting medical museums.



Hannah Jackson took her first improv class with Baltimore Improv Group when she was 19 years old. From there she explored many different types of acting but eventually came back to improv. She has been taking classes regularly at BIG for the past two years. She is also a member of an all female indie troupe, Fallopian Tudes, and she performs stand up around Baltimore/DC regularly. When she is not on stage she attends UMBC for Spanish education, bartends, and walks dogs. She is very excited to join Hostel because she admires all of its members and can not wait to do hilarious improv with them.



Kristen has been studying improv with Baltimore Improv Group since 2015 and joined BIG in November 2016.  She also performs with indie troupe Topiary and has also appeared in the Caucus. In addition to improv, Kristen enjoys cooking, cats, crafts, and film. She is thrilled to join the hilarious performers in Hostel!



Jonathan Monroe performs with Hostel.