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The Understudies

  • Dynasty Typewriter 2511 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90057 United States (map)

It’s the big night. The audience is restless and the lights are hot, but legendary performers Basil Shaw III and Chad Krause are both out of commission. So TheUnderstudies must go on and take the stage in their place… if only they knew which play they were going to perform. 

The Understudies’ theatrical style of improv creates a full three act play on the spot from a single suggestion. With influences ranging from Tennessee Williams to Neil Simon to Arthur Miller the genre of the production can be as varied as the stars in the sky. It’s two actors, in three acts, with no limits.

Doors 9:30 | 18+ General Admission
$10 advance / $15 at the door* 

Performer Bios

Danny Jacobs
Stanford graduate DANNY JACOBS has built a prolific career as an actor, writer and director. As an actor, his credits include recurring roles on Masters of Sex andGrey's Anatomy. Guest star credits include: NCIS: Los Angeles, Chicago Justice, Rosewood,Transparent and Graceland. Lead film credits include The Cavern, Bachelor Party 2, Tooken and Quest.
As a writer and director, Danny has made two feature films alongside his partner, Darren Grodsky. Their debut picture was the Magnolia Pictures release Humboldt County. In their follow up film, Growing Up and Other Lies, Danny stars alongside Adam Brody, Josh Lawson, Wyatt Cenac and Amber Tamblyn. Danny is an alumni of the Groundlings Sunday Company.

Seth Brown
SETH BROWN received a BFA in film the Academy of Art in San Francisco with an emphasis in screenwriting. During that time he also studied with the world renowned improv company BATS Improv, where he made it into their Sunday Company.
As an improviser, Seth has performed with various southland groups including Impro Theater, LA Comedysportz, and the Ventura Improv Company. Seth is currently a cast member in Mission IMPROVable, the flagship show at Mi’s Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica. And he performs with his wife Holly Brown in their show Monogamish.
As a writer, Seth is creating material with his producing partner Becca Battoe. In the past they wrote and shot an award nominated short called The Leftovers and recently garnered a development deal for their TV project Thin Line Between. Seth is also co-author of the Name 6 book series and co-host of the “Talkin’ Improv” podcast, both with Rick Simineo.

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