the improv people

the improv people

comedy improv in san miguel de allende, mx

Barbara Ziff Chapel Hill, NC

Barbara enjoys scripted theater and has played Kimberly in Snip, Snip, Wanda in Wanda's Visit, and the Dancer in Feiffer's People, appearing locally at Shelter Theater, VC and Friends, The Studio Space and Santa Ana Theater. 

     And her real theatrical love is improv and she is so happy and honored to be one of The Improv People. 

Kate Rowland
Stanford, CA

Kate is a professional actress and opera singer, as well as a director, voice and dialect teacher, songwriter, and recording artist. She received her primary training from Stanford University, The Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, and The American Conservatory Theatre (A.C.T.) in San Francisco.
     A full-time resident of San Miguel, Kate teaches singing, voice, dialects and more at her home, Casa De Voz, in Col. San Antonio. She is loving the freedom and challenge of unscripted theatre, with its core philosophy of ‘Yes! And…’ - so perfect for life in Mexico.

Chris Kapilla

Seattle, WA

Chris has had a long career of improv, but until The Improv People showed up in his life, his audience was restricted to his wife and dog. They are grateful that they no longer have to bear his onslaughts on their own. Chris is excited to have found some new friends to play with and looking forward to many moons of make-believe with his co-conspirators.

Anne Campbell
New York, NY

Anne hails from New York City where she has starred and performed in many productions as a professional actress and singer in the Manzana Grande as well as in regional theaters and touring companies throughout the Midwest and East Coast, including Michigan Rep, Lake George, DOBAMA Cleveland, as well as those based in New York City. 

     Anne was founding member and director of two State Council of the Arts theater companies in New York and Michigan. She was also a commercial film producer. 

     She is grateful to the Improv People for their YES, AND attitude and because she doesn’t have to memorize any lines.

Eli Hans

Mexico City, MX

Eli is an actor, director and acting coach. He began acting very early on (his specialty was award-winning tantrums), and eventually attended The Stella Adler Acting Academy. As a professional actor, he has worked in TV, film and video, musical and theatrical productions and has enjoyed a successful voice-over career for nearly two decades. He spent a few years at San Diego's Old Globe Theater as director of a renowned bilingual theatre education program.
     Currently, Eli enjoys writing screenplays and teaching acting in SMA. Visit his website here. He is the emcee and artistic director of The Improv People.


Joseph Bennett

San Diego, CA

Joseph is the founder and managing director of The Improv People. He began working in the theatre in elementary school, and has studied acting, ballet, jazz dance, comedy and improv. He has been teaching people to 'make stuff up' for a few years now.

     Joseph is also an accomplished assemblage artist and a practicing hypnotherapist and life coach.