Matthew
                    Krevat - Director Wade Newhouse - Assistant Director
Romni Rossi - Performer Mikey West -
                    Producer
John Vettel -
                    Musical Director Katie Stephens - Performer
Laura Parker - Performer Aneisha
                    Montague - Performer


Matthew Krevat -
          DirectorMatthew Krevat (Director/Performer)

Matthew started his improv training in 1980 under the founding cast of New York’s Chicago City Limits improv company. Matthew has been a founding member of and artistic director for ComedySportz of Chapel Hill, The Stand-Up Guys, The Product, and Mid-life Crisis. In 2005 he appeared as CK Dexter Haven in the North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre's (NRACT) production of The Philadelphia Story and as Eliot Garfield in a scene from The Goodbye Girl in NRACT's History of the Theatre. He is the creator of (and half the performing cast of) Comedy Out of Context. In 2015 he and Katie played a couple separated by a broken garage door in a commercial for Aladdin Garage Doors. In joint productions presented by the Idiots and NRACT, Matthew was one-third of the performing cast in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) in January and September 2007 and The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged) in March 2009. Matthew discovered he was an Idiot in 1997.

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Wade Newhouse - Assistant
        DirectorWade Newhouse (Asst Director/Performer)

Wade performed with ComedySportz of Chapel Hill for three years, and has appeared in local theater productions of Desire Under the Elms, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, Assassins. He regularly directs and appears in productions at William Peace University where he is acting head of the theater department. Wade recently starred in the title roles in local productions of both MacBeth and Vincent. In joint productions presented by the Idiots and NRACT, Wade was one-third of the performing cast in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) in January and September 2007 and The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged) in March 2009. Wade discovered he was an Idiot in 1997.

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Mikey West - ProducerRomni Rossi (Performer)

Romni is the touch of class for the Idiots, as an accomplished instructor and actress (in both improvisational and scripted work), and a professional singer (currently performing in venues around the Triangle). She has been a local television producer and a television street reporter for such events as Artsplosure. She has appeared in The MouseTrap, Noises Off, and NRACT’s productions of Harvey, Wait until Dark, The Wizard of Oz, The Odd Couple, The King and I, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Harold and Maude, The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail, The Philadelphia Story, Clue: The Musical, the Laramie Project, and as Antigone in a scene from Antigone in NRACT’s History of the Theatre. Romni was "Bob the light guy" for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) in the September 2007 joint production presented by the Idiots and NRACT. She is working on beating Debbie's "undressing Idiots record" and is off to a great start after being the stage manager, prop mistress, and backstage assistant for The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged). Romni discovered she was an Idiot in 1998.

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John Vettel -
        Musical DirectorMikey West (Producer/Performer)
Mikey was a founding member of The Product and Mid-life Crisis and has performed with ComedySportz of Raleigh. He is one half of the performing cast for Comedy Out of Context. He appeared in a staged reading of Broken Blossoms and the NRACT productions of Harvey, The Wizard of Oz, The King and I, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Harold and Maude, The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail, Dracula, The Philadelphia Story, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Run for Your Wife, the Laramie Project, Diary of Anne Frank, and as the Pirate King in a scene from The Pirates of Penzance and as Duke Theseus in a scene from A Midsummer Night’s Dream in NRACT’s History of the Theatre. He was the Assistant Director for NRACT’s production of Picasso at the Lapin Agile which prepared him for his directorial debut with Clue: The Musical (which was so successful that it became one of the few shows to get a second run at NRACT). Don’t upset him, as he is the former Weapons Master for NRACT. In joint productions presented by the Idiots and NRACT, Mikey was one-third of the performing cast in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) in January and September 2007 and The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged) in March 2009. Mikey discovered he was an Idiot in 2000.

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Romni Rossi - Theater
          ManagerJohn Vettel (Musical Director/Performer)
Singer/songwriter John Vettel was one half of the musical duo Uncle John and Mikey.  The duo performed at day cares, preschools, and children’s events in the Triangle throughout the 1990s. Ask him about his new CD!  Since the start of the new millennium, John has been performing and teaching (music theory and guitar) to children at area day cares and was formerly NRACT’s staff as resident music teacher. John ventured into the world of "tech" by assisting "Bob the light guy" for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) in the September 2007 joint production presented by the Idiots and NRACT. John discovered he was an Idiot in 2000.

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Katie Stephens -
          PerformerKatie Stephens (Performer)
Katie started her improv career in the Wake County Public School System.  The improv bug bit her when she was a member of the high school based troupe Teen Co. inspiring her to continue her studies with ComedySportz of Raleigh, where she met Matthew.  Most of Katie’s improv career, however, was international as she studied and performed with Second City in Toronto, Canada. She appeared in NRACT’s production of Harold and Maude, and has been seen on local television in a commercial for AM850 The Buzz and with Matthew for Aladdin Garage Doors. Katie discovered she was an Idiot in 2003.

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Laura Parker -
          PerformerLaura Parker (Performer)

Although she dabbled in improv in high school, Laura didn't start formal improv training until 2009 when she took a class taught by Raleigh's Village Idiots, and the rest is history.  Other favorite non-improv roles include Gallipot in The Roaring Girl (little independent theatre), Don in All in the Timing (Holly Springs Community Theatre), Edith in Blithe Spirit (Neuse Little Theatre), and Rhonda/Marci in Almost, Maine (STARS Theatre and Arts Center).  Laura is the Costume Shop Manager and Associate Costume Designer at North Carolina State University, where she also teaches costume construction and costume design.  Her costume designs have also been featured in various productions with Bare Theatre, William Peace University Theatre, NRACT, Peaceabilities Productions and South Stream Productions.  Laura discovered she was an Idiot in 2010.

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Aneisha Montague
          -PerformerAneisha Montague (Performer)

Aneisha is the first person to graduate from William Peace University with a BA in Theatre. She recently appeared as Aaron in a female cast production of Titus Andronicus with Bare Theatre. Aneisha discovered she was an Idiot in 2014.

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