Meet The Team

Judith Amsenga

Founder, Finance and Operations (Present)

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.

Jessica Mitolo

Education Manager (December 2020 – Present)

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

Comms and Community Manager (December 2020 – Present)

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.

Patrice “Aih” Mendoza

Digital Marketing Assistant (June 2021 – Present)

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.

Jennifer Jordan

Safeguarding Officer (Present)

Jennifer trained in Acting at Bretton Hall and, after ten years of performing and workshop facilitating professionally, she then discovered improv in Vancouver where she trained & performed with Vancouver Theatre Sports League, Instant Theatre, Second Storey, and The Fictionals. Now living in London, Jennifer teaches/performs/works at The Nursery. She has also trained with iO Chicago, David Razowsky, Joe Bill, Lee White, Free Association and Showstoppers. Jennifer has been a cast member in Nursery Original shows The Restaurant and Magicked! (Improvised Harry Potter show), and currently performs with The Concept, Impromptu Shakespeare, Actor’s Nightmare, and The Society.

She also super likes Shakespeare, and when she’s not improvising she’s filming Sonnet Sisters – a webseries she co-created with Anna Rose James in which Shakespeare’s sonnets are analysed and performed in little bitesized videos.

Jules Munns

Founder

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.

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