Born in the United Kingdom and raised in Grenada and New York, Kandy Rohmann is an actress and experienced operations manager. Having originally trained in improvisation at drama school, Kandy has been using it as a tool and skill for her acting, business and life ever since. Prior to working in the performing arts, Kandy worked in the City of London for over 8 years in Investment Banks in various roles including operations, project management and on trading floors. She is very much a working actor and performs regularly on stage and screen. Kandy is also a writer for stage, screen and corporate drama scripts. She believes her passion for the performing arts and business background give her a strong base to help the Nursery move forward into the future.
Originally from Youngstown, Ohio, Jessica Mitolo received her degree in Acting and Directing from Bowling Green State University. Since moving to Chicago, Jessica has studied, performed and directed at various schools and venues throughout the city. Her directing credits include Nostalgia Sucks: But It Used To Be Awesome!, Second Day Party Hair and Forty Winks. Jessica is proud to have worked as Assistant to the Director on Second City Mainstage production, South Side of Heaven.
Gaurav Singh is a theatre-maker, improviser and arts manager from India who currently lives in London, where he is studying an MA Advanced Theatre Practice at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama as a Chevening India scholar. His artistic practice lies at the intersection of improvisation, technology, media and live performances.
He is also the General Manager at Kaivalya Plays, an Indian performing arts company known for their work in applied improvisation, adaptation of foreign-language texts and innovative theatrical experiences. Gaurav is also a marketer and freelance creative consultant who has worked with organizations in the tech and arts & culture industries in various capacities.
Aih is an improv performer and facilitator. She is a faculty member and alumni of Third World Improv, the premiere improv school in the Philippines. She has performed, studied, and taught improv around the world and co-facilitates applied improv workshops in Manila. A member of the TWI House Team, Improv College’s Narrative Mainstage cast, and The Nursery’s Performance Ensemble “Uploading Mother”, Aih has been performing and organizing shows regularly since 2015. She currently teaches several weekly online improv classes with Third World Improv.
Outside of improv, she is a freelance writer, artist, and all-around creative.
Nicole Mischler is an American actress living in Amsterdam. She performed in and directed scripted plays in Chicago while taking improv classes at the Annoyance Theater and Second City. When she moved to Amsterdam she founded easylaughs, an international improv group with shows, courses and workshops performing regularly in Amsterdam. Nicole has taught and performed improv for more than 20 years. She has taught and performed in festivals all over Europe and the UK. In the past, she has hosted the Women’s Jam and the Women’s Workshop with the Nursery.”
Suzette is a playwright and theatre maker living and working in London. Her plays have shown at Southwark Playhouse, Arcola Theatre and Theatre503, amongst others. Last year she was selected for Sphinx Theatre’s Sphinx Lab, a development programme which supports female British playwrights with mentoring and a seed commission to create new work for the main stage. She is currently developing her new play about three generations of Jewish women in England, ‘A Jewish Love Story’, with support from Arts Council England. It was recently presented at Manchester Jewish Museum. Suzette is fascinated in the writing process and breaking down barriers to writing and she tutors playwriting in further education and the community, and is a scriptwriting mentor on Royal Central School of Speech & Drama’s MA/MFA Writing for Stage & Broadast Media. She is passionate about showing the true representation of stories from all backgrounds and her theatre company, Little Pieces of Gold, has a strong track record of showcasing the work of under-represented writers. ‘Short Plays with Great Plays for Women’, an anthology of 22 short plays by women with a foreword by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, was published by Routledge Books in 2020.
Originally from the Netherlands, Judith Amsenga came to the UK to train at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) in 2005. After graduating, she co-founded the Nursery in 2009.
Her acting credits include Caterpillar (Theatre503), The Golden Dragon (ATC), Mixed Up North (Out of Joint), Scars (Vivienne Franzman, Theater Utrecht), DEVS (Alex Garland), Mr Turner (Tin Man Productions), Doctors (BBC) and K-12 (Melanie Martinez).
Judith also works as a voice-over artist, translator (for Harper Collins, TU Delft, ABN AMRO and others) and teaches presenting skills to PhD students with Artesc. In a faraway past time she obtained an MA in Cultural History. Judith lives in north London in a shared house with a cat called Edith. They are thinking about a web series.
After seeing Lifegame at the National Theatre in 2001, Jules Munns waited over five years before starting to improvise during his acting training at the Guildhall School. After graduating, he co-founded the Nursery in 2009. He has performed with Music Box (5* FringeGuru and Remote Goat) and Friendly Fire before joining the Maydays in 2012. He is the director of Impromptu Shakespeare (5* Broadway Baby and Playstosee), which he also performs in and is one half of improv duos Ten Thousand Million Love Stories and Sitting in a Tin Can.
He has performed and taught at festivals across the UK and in countries including the US, Pakistan, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Finland. At the Nursery, Jules has directed ‘Magicked – the improvised Harry Potter’ and ‘Happy in their own Way’, as well as house teams Parkin and Dinner from Scratch. He has also taught applied improv at companies from Google to Unilever.