Main Stage Performers
close Grant Bojarski
Grant Bojarski has been with Whole World Theatre since July of 2009. Before moving to Atlanta, he worked in educational children’s theatre in Pittsburgh, PA. Grant graduated from Point Park University in 2007 with a BA in Theatre Arts with a Musical Theatre focus.
close Drew Dotson
Drew’s time in the spotlight began at a very early age, when she won the Least Hair Award at her diaper derby. She was then recruited as a baby model and earned a greater hourly wage than she’ll probably ever see again. Oh, to be young forever. Drew spends most of her free time doing improv and volunteering with the Grammar Police. When she’s not busy with those things, strangers are asking her how old she is and if she’s a legal midget. There has never been a day in Drew’s life that she didn’t crave queso or gummy bears.
close Carlos GironName: Carlos GironAliases: Deathboy, KickDragon, DJ Chubbs, NachoEducation: The Streets.Birthplace: Unknown (Believed to be from the Earths’ core).Strengths: Is a Level 5 trained acrobat with skills of agility, balance, and gymnastics. His “Los Sense” is triggered whenever there is a pan of lasagna within a three mile radius. Has the ability to read minds whenever someone tells him what they’re thinking. He can bench press a pressed bench. He can talk to animals long enough for someone to call the police.Weaknesses: Bullets and strawberries.Allies: Bartenders. Dark lighting. The number 14.Known Enemies: The pronunciation of the word “Massachusetts”. Laundry. Pickle jars.Current Location: Whole World Improv Theatre. It is the longest relationship he’s ever had.
close Chris Cap Hayes
Originally from Hartford Connecticut, Chris Cap Hayes is an Actor, Comedian, and Puppeteer now based here in Atlanta. He was featured in the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s “LOL” segment for his stand up in 2010. He has appeared on MTV’s Teen Wolf, CW’s Vampire Diaries, Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim and (for the love of God) hopefully more shows by the time you read this. On stage, he has been featured with The Madcap Puppets, The Center for Puppetry Arts, and of course Mainstage here at Whole World Improv Theatre. Follow him obsessively at www.chrisvscap.com and on twitter @Chrisvscap.
close Chip Powell
Chip started his training at the age of eight in Savannah Georgia at the Little Theatre Company. He has studied with the Armstrong Masquers and toured with Robinhood Players and Small Change Original Theatre Company. Worked in different techniques including Meisner, Improv, and Musical theatre. As Artistic Director, he Directs, Teaches, and Acts in improv for Whole World. He writes in his spare time. He recently acted in the One Minute Play Festival at Actors Express, and the Issues Project with Pinch ‘n Ouch Theatre on the Hertz Stage at the Alliance.
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Drew Quillian, born Joseph Andrew-Magic Johnson Quillian, sprung from Zeus’ head fully formed. He was initially raised by wolves who were raised by humans; so it was a pretty normal childhood. Drew starred in the pee wee production of Flubber: The Musical! before leaving the show mid run due to a fun-dip addiction that required treatment. While in rehab, he wrote 7 incredibly honest and self aware autobiographical novels, including the controverial “One Drew Over the Cookoo’s Nest,” and the last of which he turned into a short film entitled, “You Drew-z, You Lose.” Though it was recently thought to be impossible by the scientific the community, Drew shocked the world when he made a pancake that tasted like a waffle. He is the only human to make the kessel run in less than 12 parsecs. It’s not that he’s an alien so don’t think that he’s an alien because he’s not an alien. He may not be a smart man, but he knows what love is; and this “not-smart” man is happy to call Whole World his home.
close Emily Reily Russell
Emily is a native Atlantan, Actress, Director, Producer and a radical mother that radiates awesomeness. She has won lots of awards for her awesomeness including the funniest person in her house and best table manners. She is a founding member of Whole World. When she is not spanking her kids, she is spanking the stage with her comedic prowess.
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Tanya Wagner has been at Whole World since January of 2011, when on a double-dog dare she signed up for an improv class. Needless to say, she has been hooked ever since. A native of Tuscumbia (Yes, that’s really its name.), Alabama, Tanya attended Auburn University and bleeds orange and blue – seriously. When not at Whole World, you can find her with her three favorite people – her husband and two daughters – living the dream in suburbia.
David Webster, Whole World Theatre founder, creator, and original artistic director (1993-2004), trained with several improv comedy troupes in Chicago including The Second City. In 1992, Webster left Chicago to live in a tent on the island of Kauai for six months where he designed the original vision for Whole World. In 1993, Webster moved to Atlanta. He began teaching his style of emotional, experiential, and often times long form improv. After several months of training, Webster named the group Whole World Theatre, and booked the troupe for their first performances at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, Georgia. In December 1994, Webster wrote two plays, “Pimps, Queens, and Dope Fiends” and “Bloodclot Bingo,” He directed and emceed two nights per week of improv and produced a dinner theater of “Crimes of the Heart” on Saturdays. By 1995, Webster secured Whole World’s present location at 1216 Spring St. For seven years, he continued to write, direct, teach and emcee the shows. By 1999, Whole World was making comedy for television. Webster sold the show to Turner South. Webster was fortunate enough to write and direct a 35 mm piece for TBS which won two Regional Emmy Awards. Eventually, the show was sold to Castle Rock Entertainment. In 2002, Webster started a new troupe back on the island of Kauai. In 2004, he and Jennifer Horne moved to Virginia where she runs a comedy troupe and Webster makes independent films.
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