Nancy Edwards (Director of Corporate Communications)
Nancy has been working in improvisation and sketch comedy since 1994 when she became a performer and writer in the mainstage cast of The Second City Theatre in Detroit. She then went on to become a director and instructor of improvisation. Nancy has taught improv and comedic writing since 1996 at the Second City in both Detroit and Chicago. In 1997 Nancy was chosen as the first ever guest professor of improvisation in the Drama department of Michigan State University. She later served as Director of Arts, Culture and Film for Oakland County from 1998 to 2001. In 2002, Nancy was named the Producer of the Second City Detroit before moving to Chicago to serve as a Producer of corporate events for Second City Communications. Nancy has nearly two decades of experience in corporate training and entertainment. She has produced, directed, written or performed in hundreds of comedic shows for business events and parties. She has also taught countless workshops for corporate teams, utilizing her vast knowledge of improvisation to teach skills such as team building and leadership.
Peter Werthmann (Facilitator/Consultant)
Alan Fox (Facilitator/Consultant)
Peter & Alan provide a unique combination of Improv comedy and corporate background and expertise. They have a combined 65 years of corporate experience working for a major automotive manufacturer. Their areas of specialization have been in Labor Relations, Salaried Personnel & Compensation, Training and Organizational Development. They have held numerous management positions, including Human Resources Manager, Manager of Leadership Programs and Training Manager. A principle focus of their careers has been developing and conducting organizational development interventions, training programs and workshops, internal consulting, and coaching and counseling senior leadership of the company. Having conquered corporate America, they set their sights on a new goal: Improv Comedy. They completed their Improv comedy education at the Improv Inferno in Ann Arbor. From there they joined The Generation Gap, an improv troupe that has performed regularly at The Improv Inferno and Go Comedy! Improv Theater, as well as numerous shows and events throughout Southeast Michigan. Over the past 10 plus years they have been leadership and organization development consultants to numerous organizations. Combining their careers and their newfound love of improv, they’ve found a way to use both to get the most out of their corporate clients at leadership workshops/conferences.
Pj Jacokes (Facilitator/Writer/Consultant)
Pj is the producer and co-owner of The Go Comedy! Improv Theater, as well as the director of GoU: The Improv Academy - which teaches improvisation and sketch comedy writing to people from all walks of life. He was the producer of GoCorp from 2008-2010. Pj got his start at The Second City, Detroit in 1997, and worked his way up from student to Head Instructor. Pj is a graduate of U of D High (’95) and The University of Michigan.