From the production side of the tracks, Mike Beard has been a designer, engineer, and technician for over 30 years. His touring sound production work spans 48 states and hundreds of artists. Mike is equally comfortable with lighting and he even plays bass clarinet on occasion. He has a B.S. in Music, Communication, and Recording from UNC-Asheville in his sock drawer. Transactors Improv's resident tech guru for several years, Mike also directs and performs in TET shows, while continuing to blend improv, voodoo, and technese from behind the consoles for main stage productions. Mike can also be found at his recording studio, in the field designing sound systems, or at home with his wife, daughters, cats, and toys.
Anoo has been performing improv since her debut with Transactors in 1997. Since then she has also taught improvisational theater to people ranging in age from four to 76 in all sorts of places, including businesses like Novant Health, schools such as UNC's School of Public Administration, and arts centers around the Southeast. Recently Anoo has appeared in MooreTale Film and TinkhamTown Production films and performed in the all-female improv group Ask Daphne. She is also an intuitive life coach, writer, poet, and goofy spazz.
A member of Transactors Improv since 1989, Greg Hohn has been the company's executive and artistic director on and off (mostly on) since 1996. He is a senior lecturer at UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School, where he teaches Applied Improv (FIZ). He also teaches acting for the camera in Duke University's Theater Studies Department, and presents FIZ programs in academic settings, corporations, and organizations across the country. He has taught improv and acting in many different venues, including UNC's MFA acting program. Greg sings with the Triangle Jazz Orchestra and his other theater work includes performances with Archipelago, Manbites Dog, Shakespeare & Originals, Temple Theatre, the 10x10 Festival at The ArtsCenter (acting and directing), and Long Beach Playhouse. He has also worked in film, television, radio, and industrial/corporate media (visit his website). Greg graduated from UNC with a degree in English and has written fiction and for stage, radio, and periodicals.
Bart Hubbard stumbled into an improv class at the suggestion of a wise friend in 2010. Since then he can't get enough and has taken many classes and joined Transactors Improv in March 2013. His day job is running a web consulting business, but for fun he enjoys drinking local beer and giving himself compliments.
Steven started working with Transactors Improv in 2001. In the past few years he has appeared in Loveseat Theater's production of Sex, Drugs, and Dinner and has been seen in One Song's production of The Phantom Tollbooth, The ArtsCenter's 10 x 10 Play Festival, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You, and Romeo and Juliet. He has also been a storyteller for A Tour of Southern Ghosts festival near Atlanta. Steven received his BA in religion and completed a masters of divinity degree (yep-not lying!). He moved to the Triangle from Georgia in January 2001 and works with Project Compassion in Chapel Hill.
Jane Allen Wilson was a Transactors regular from 1997 to 2003 and rejoined the company in March 2013. She has performed in improv assemblages at ComedyWorx and Common Ground Theater. Some will remember her occasional performances in plays with The ArtsCenter Performs, Denning Seven, Shakespeare & Originals, and the Dog and Pony Show for Manbites Dog Theater, among others. Jane Allen also performs interactive improv for teaching purposes for Duke Hospitals and she performs improvised songs, stories, and sound effects with an experimental music group, Quisp!
Annie joined Transactors Improv in 2011. She has studied and performed improvisation at the iO Theater, Annoyance Theatre, and The Playground Theater in Chicago. Since returning to her native North Carolina, she has appeared in A Trailer Park Christmas and The Window at Common Ground Theatre and Nightwork at Manbites Dog Theater. She also performs improv with the group Danny Canoe. She has a BA in art history from Bryn Mawr College and loves her kitties.