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Board Members

  • Anne
    Cuddy
    Anne Cuddy
    EDUCATION & TRAINING DIRECTOR
    PRESIDENT, BOARD OF DIRECTORS
    ABOUT ANNE: Editorial Director in Flagship Greetings at Hallmark Cards ANNE'S FAVORITE IMPROV QUOTE: "In the end, we love what we made together OR we learn from it and go make something else together." (Trish Berrong) SEE ANNE IMPROVISE: KC Improv Company, The Board, Skittles, The Bowlcuts, The Monthlies, Toilet Boys
  • Mark
    Orr
    Mark Orr
    PRODUCTION DIRECTOR
    COACH: OLATHE SOUTH
    ABOUT MARK: Volunteer Director for the Kansas City Improv Festival. Instructional Designer MARK'S FAVORITE IMPROV QUOTE: "It's never too late to become yourself." (Jill Bernard) SEE MARK IMPROVISE: KC Improv Company, ComedyCity, The Board, Marty & Mark
  • Jimmy
    Sitzman
    Jimmy Sitzman
    DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION DIRECTOR
    ABOUT JIMMY: Jimmy began performing improv in high school under the direction of Trish Berrong. Since graduating he was briefly on his college improv team at the University of Central Missouri. After college, he hit the KC professional Improv scene performing at multiple venues in the city while coaching for Operation: Show. He currently coaches Liberty High School's improv troupe, Exit 1-6, and performs regularly with the KC Improv Company and teaches classes there as well. JIMMY'S FAVORITE IMPROV QUOTES: "It's not about the freaking phone." (Trish Berrong) "You do not have the right to feel inferior in improvisational comedy." (Shaun Landry) SEE JIMMY IMPROVISE: 3CQ, The Board, KC Improv Company, Peanut Butter & Jilly
  • Lauren
    Pope
    Lauren Pope
    STUDENT & TEACHER COMMUNICATION DIRECTOR
    ABOUT LAUREN: Mom, improviser, cat lover. She's proud of KC, proud of the work that Operation:Show! does, and proud to be on the board. SEE LAUREN IMPROVISE: Babies, That's No Movie, 3CQ
  • Cindy
    Ptacek
    Cindy Ptacek
    FINANCE DIRECTOR
    ABOUT CINDY: Cindy Ptacek lives in Prairie Village, KS. She owns Green Room Burgers & Beer in Westport with her husband, Michael. She also manages Westport Coffeehouse and the Westport Coffeehouse Theater, AKA the Kick Comedy Theater, home of the KC Improv Company. She has 2 kids, Edith (born 2014) and Arthur (born 2016). CINDY'S FAVORITE IMPROV QUOTE: "Follow the fear." (Del Close) SEE CINDY IMPROVISE: Pretty Funny, KC Improv Company, The Board, The Thursday Night Show (Producer)

Current Coaches

  • Jimmy
    Sitzman
    Jimmy Sitzman
    DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION DIRECTOR
    ABOUT JIMMY: Jimmy began performing improv in high school under the direction of Trish Berrong. Since graduating he was briefly on his college improv team at the University of Central Missouri. After college, he hit the KC professional Improv scene performing at multiple venues in the city while coaching for Operation: Show. He currently coaches Liberty High School's improv troupe, Exit 1-6, and performs regularly with the KC Improv Company and teaches classes there as well. JIMMY'S FAVORITE IMPROV QUOTES: "It's not about the freaking phone." (Trish Berrong) "You do not have the right to feel inferior in improvisational comedy." (Shaun Landry) SEE JIMMY IMPROVISE: 3CQ, The Board, KC Improv Company, Peanut Butter & Jilly
  • Mark
    Orr
    Mark Orr
    PRODUCTION DIRECTOR
    COACH: OLATHE SOUTH
    ABOUT MARK: Volunteer Director for the Kansas City Improv Festival. Instructional Designer MARK'S FAVORITE IMPROV QUOTE: "It's never too late to become yourself." (Jill Bernard) SEE MARK IMPROVISE: KC Improv Company, ComedyCity, The Board, Marty & Mark
  • Cindy
    Ptacek
    Cindy Ptacek
    FINANCE DIRECTOR
    ABOUT CINDY: Cindy Ptacek lives in Prairie Village, KS. She owns Green Room Burgers & Beer in Westport with her husband, Michael. She also manages Westport Coffeehouse and the Westport Coffeehouse Theater, AKA the Kick Comedy Theater, home of the KC Improv Company. She has 2 kids, Edith (born 2014) and Arthur (born 2016). CINDY'S FAVORITE IMPROV QUOTE: "Follow the fear." (Del Close) SEE CINDY IMPROVISE: Pretty Funny, KC Improv Company, The Board, The Thursday Night Show (Producer)
  • Anne
    Cuddy
    Anne Cuddy
    EDUCATION & TRAINING DIRECTOR
    PRESIDENT, BOARD OF DIRECTORS
    ABOUT ANNE: Editorial Director in Flagship Greetings at Hallmark Cards ANNE'S FAVORITE IMPROV QUOTE: "In the end, we love what we made together OR we learn from it and go make something else together." (Trish Berrong) SEE ANNE IMPROVISE: KC Improv Company, The Board, Skittles, The Bowlcuts, The Monthlies, Toilet Boys
  • Lauren
    Pope
    Lauren Pope
    STUDENT & TEACHER COMMUNICATION DIRECTOR
    ABOUT LAUREN: Mom, improviser, cat lover. She's proud of KC, proud of the work that Operation:Show! does, and proud to be on the board. SEE LAUREN IMPROVISE: Babies, That's No Movie, 3CQ

Westport Coffeehouse Theater

Operation: Show! performers on stage at the Westport Coffeehouse Theater during the KC Improv Festival.

WESTPORT COFFEEHOUSE THEATER

Operation: Show! is moving to a new place with lots of history: The Westport Coffeehouse Theater at 4010 Pennsylvania, in Westport. 

Operation: Show! teams have performed there for the last few years at the KC Improv Festival, and the theater has been home to dozens of improv troupes over the years. 

You can enter the theater either through the Westport Coffeehouse (where you can get wonderful coffee drinks, baked goods, and paninis) or Green Room Burgers and Beer (where you can get amazing burgers and fries). 

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