Training for Prom

Training for Prom performs longform improv that’s at once familiar and bizarre. This puckish troupe combines whimsy with emotional connection to bring you along for a ride that flips reality through the looking glass. They have performed in the Charm City Fringe Festival and the New York City Improv Festival, as well as the Baltimore Improv Festival.

Training for Prom performs longform improv with its heart on its sleeve. A troupe young in years and at heart, but old in their souls, they combine whimsy with emotional connection to create that giddy first-date feeling. They have performed in the Charm City Fringe Festival and the New York City Improv Festival, as well as the Baltimore Improv Festival.

Dave

LaSalle

Dave LaSalle is a founding member of both Training for Prom, The Bully Union: Local 128, and Same Team.  He is a teacher at BIG University, a trainer in BIG’s corporate and private workshops programs, and a coach for both BIG and independent local improv teams. Dave has performed at the Chicago, New York City, and Providence Improv Festivals, Baltimore Artscape, Scapescape, and Fringe Festivals, at the New Movement Theatre in Austin, Texas, and at the Washington Improv Theatre’s Improvapalooza and Seasonal Disorder. In Baltimore, he has played in BIG’s Unscripted, Movement, Shakespeare, and Improv Karaoke shows. He is also a stage actor, having appeared locally in Cohesion Theater’s Coriolanus and Iron Crow Theater’s Revelations of Bobby Pritchard.  Dave is a proud father of two and a middle school teacher at the Jemicy School.

Katie

Long

A Baltimore native, Katie joined the BIG family on her birthday in 2013 (which has proved to be an awesome present). Forming half of the musical duo KatBob, she also enjoys performing with her ukulele around town, singing parody songs about everything from politics to Peace Corps at venues including the Creative Alliance, Patterson Park, the Natty Boh Tower, and Baltimore’s City Hall! Katie proudly works as the Program Director and the Hispanic Liaison for the Friends of Patterson Park (which explains why she consistently tries to work Spanish into improv sets) and sits on BIG’s Board. She is part of BIG’s main stage troupe, Training For Prom, and has performed at the Baltimore Improv Festival, Improv Karaoke with Lauren Hall, and Scripted: American History.

Kelly

Lloyd

Born and raised in New Jersey, Kelly Lloyd found herself living below the Mason-Dixon line after completing undergraduate and graduate school in Baltimore. In 2010, Kelly spent a year in Charleston, South Carolina where she began her improvisational theater training. After moving back to Baltimore, Kelly continued her improv education and became an official BIG member in 2012. Kelly is a member of BIG’s main stage troupe, Training for Prom, as well as special project troupes, The Bully Union: Local 128, Same Team, and Impromptune. She has participated in a handful of improv festivals from Providence to Austin and has been a cast member in featured BIG shows such as Unscripted, The Movement, and the sketch comedy show, Scripted.

Phillip

Stafford

Phillip was born in Wisconsin but grew up in Georgia. After attending The University of The South and a stint in the Peace Corps, he grew up to be a part owner of the Green Bay Packers and a frequent user of the word y’all. Phillip began doing improv in 2011 and in 2012 became a member of BIG’s main stage troupe, Training for Prom. He has participated in the Baltimore improv festival and has been a cast member in featured BIG shows such as, Improv Karaoke, and the sketch comedy show, Scripted.

Baltazar

Benavides

A native Texan, Baltazar fell in love with improv during college at Washington University in St. Louis. His college troupe Mama’s Pot Roast focused on short-form, musical improv, and making delicious dinners in a slow cooker. After graduation he began teaching middle school math, which offers almost as much spontaneity as the stage. In 2015 Baltazar became a part of BIG where he now performs as a member of the main stage troupe, T4P.

Timotheus

German

Tim German is A Second City Trained Comedic Actor, and gets increasingly excited with each opportunity he has to perform with T4P.  He thanks you all for coming, and hopes you have as good of a time watching as he is having performing.