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GiGi’s Playhouse Fargo is excited to welcome The Improvaneer Method as our entertainment for the ‘i have a voice’ gala on March 24, 2023. The Improvaneer’s are the worlds first comedy troupe made up of performers with Down syndrome.
We cannot wait to welcome Rob, Sarah, Audrey and Nick to Fargo to celebrate alongside with us. Let’s dive into their bios to learn more about how they are changing the world.
Rob Snow, CEO and Creator of The Improvaneer Method, Co-founder of Stand Up For Downs, National Speaker, Author
Rob’s passion for speaking and comedy began in Chicago in the late 90s while training at the famed Second City Theatre in Chicago, and performing at comedy clubs throughout the Midwest. In 2009, Rob, and his wife Ellen, moved back to Ohio and had their second son Henry, who was born with Down syndrome. The rest of his life has been a merger of both of his passions – comedy and the developmental disability community. In 2011 Rob created his first of three one-man shows which he performs nationally (www.weneedasign.net). In 2013, Rob and his wife decided to create Stand Up For Downs with the mission of enhancing the lives of those with Down syndrome through humor. And in 2018, Rob brought back his love of improvisation to create The Improvaneer Method which uses improvisation to build skills that will greatly increase social, workplace and lifetime opportunities for those with developmental disabilities. The Improvaneer Method has been featured in numerous national media outlets and is now available to license or book throughout the country. Rob has authored two books and is a nationally recognized speaker. He currently lives in Ohio with his wife and two sons, Charlie and Henry.
Minimize The Mountain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtZZ_7xZhT0
Sarah Platt: Sarah has been with The Improvaneers for over 3 years, and is a working actress who has starred in Giant eagle commercials and as a background actress in Adam Driver’s White Noise. Her favorite roles are Ariel, Dorothy, Mrs. Potts, Violet, and Tinker Bell. Her favorite hobbies are reading history books, spending time with her friends and making tik toks! She was born with Down syndrome, but she likes to call it UP Syndrome! She wants to thank her boyfriend Michael, as he is a huge supporter of hers! Enjoy the show!
Audrey Costilow: Audrey lives in Amherst Ohio and LOVES being an Original Improvaneer! She has been with the Improvaneers for 5 years now, and also serves as an Assistant Director for their online classes. She loves dogs, mysteries, researching for making mystery scripts and painting. She volunteers at Main Street Amherst and at the Amherst Public Library. In addition, she works at Mercy Health Hospital as a Sterile Technician, and has been there for 9 years!
Nick Doyle: Nick is from Canton, OH and has become a vital part of the success of The Improvaneer Method. Nick is an original cast member, serves as an Assistant Director for Online and Live Improvaneer Method classes, as well as the National Sales Executive helping promote and sell programs at conferences. In 2019, Nick joined Rob as a board member of his non-profit, Stand Up For Downs. He also joined the board of GiGi’s Playhouse Canton. Beyond serving in all of these roles, Nick works as a host at Applebees restaurant in Canton. He is currently performing a one man show called “Unleashing The Big Dog” around the country. Nick’s hobbies include bringing joy to everything that comes into his path.
Get your tickets to the ‘i have a voice’ gala here http://www.gigisplayhouse.org/fargo/gala
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