Improv Comedy Every Friday & Saturday
Family-friendly shows every Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm.
Uncensored shows on the 2nd & 4th Saturday at 9:00pm.
Adam Lester adheres to a strict vegan diet, refusing to eat any food that has not been blessed by his dietary guru, Michael Pollan. His proudest possession is a statue of Buddha made entirely of shredded cauliflower and kale—acquired after a long and hotly debated Ebay bidding war in 2010. The smell of a bacon burger has been known to make him faint.
Alan Ray Trammel is an American Comedian, Actor, Artist, Writer, Office Clerk and Visionary. Making people laugh since age five, Alan has honed his craft to make friends and influence people. Find him patronizing a burrito stand or on stage performing Improv Comedy with Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed. He likes cheese.
Billie is an unwed-mother living in an abandoned warehouse on the railroad tracks, trying to support her 3 children and her addiction to food. She is as surprised as you are that she gets to play on stage with these incredibly talented people. She would like dedicate all her performances to her favorite daughter, her dog bumble and her pillow Mr. Smoosh.
Chris has been a member of Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed since 2005. He has performed in the best (and not-so-best) venues in Tucson, and mostly loved every minute of it. Chris is the current Executive Director of Unscrewed Theater, so please direct your positive and negative feedback to him. Just not during tonight’s show, please.
Cris has been a member of Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed since 2005. In addition to being a founding member of Unscrewed Theater, Tucson’s first Improv theater, he’s an instructor at Unscrewed Theater’s Improv Training Center. His passion is bringing the art of Improv to Tucson, and he is looking forward to trying his hand at all forms of improv. When he’s not on stage, Cris is a computer engineer and professional photographer.
Cy Barlow is a musician with an IT day job. She’s a perpetual student of music, theater, and improv and relishes every opportunity to entertain people. She performs with Unscrewed Theater’s Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed and From The Top and with Tucson’s nerdiest steel drum band, Apocalypso. Cy is probably not your uncle.
Gail has been making people laugh since her first breath. Sometimes, it’s even on purpose. Still uses a flip phone. She hates these bio’s and wishes they would go away. If you run into her, avoid eye contact at all costs.
Jessica Spenny was given the middle name of Maren shortly after her birth at Eglin Air Force base in Florida. While in the womb she experienced hurricane Charlie. This is her explanation for why her house often looks like a natural disaster. As this rarely comes up in conversation, she felt that this would be the perfect opportunity to point it out.
Jon has mucked about in theaters since he was 13 (it was 1968). He has even been paid to do it. He has played everything from kings to carrots. Designed sets and lights. Costuming he leaves to others. His favorite part is the next one.
Mara has owned and managed Peaceful Spirit Massage & Wellness Centers here in Tucson for over 20 years. Having joined Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed in 2014, she now takes great joy in helping you relax in yet another way, through the healing power of laughter.
Mike has been performing with Unscrewed Theater’s house troupe, Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed for over 13 years. He is the former Executive Director of Unscrewed Theater and has also done staged plays and various musical performances. In his spare time, he checks Facebook and noodles around on the guitar.
Once upon a time there was a young lady who enjoyed acting for the stage and screen. She was happy enough, but something was missing in the depths of her being. Then she discovered IMPROV and was welcomed by all in improv land. She was wooed and fell passionately in love. Now she and improv are living happily ever after.
After being a career soldier, Rick Kyle now spends all his time playing X-box, being funny, or watching British crime drama on Netflix… His appetite for abuse not quite satiated, he still performs work for shadowy govt organizations, and can be found espousing conservative political ideas amongst his hyper-liberal theatre buddies… Of those, wich is more dangerous is still up for debate
Rob has been studying, performing and teaching improv for over twenty years starting at Grinnell College in the 80’s. He’s a main stage player at Unscrewed Theater and has performed in well over 300 shows over the years. He’s studied with many nationally known improv teachers and brings a wealth of knowledge and love for the craft to his classes!
Rosanne was NBOJU’s biggest fan and groupie for several years. She took the workshops and started coming to rehearsals so she could laugh more often. Now, performing is her favorite part of the weekend. Her New York/Italian origins explain her ability to be witty and sarcastic. In her spare time, she performs weddings (for other people) – she is single and available.
Scott Shaver was born Houston Texas and struggle to hide his thick southern accent. He has performed with Not Burned Out, Just Unscrewed for somewhere in the neighborhood of 13 years. During the day Scott is better lit and works as a teacher.
A Tucson native, Susie recently spent a few years in Hawaii. Ultimately, the Green Corn Tamales called her back and she’s resumed permanent residency in the Grand Canyon state. When she isn’t changing futures and lives at the local technical college, Susie enjoys spending time with her family and randomly breaking into song.
In the mood for something different? Tired of movies and shows you can’t take your kids to? Come on out and see an Improv Comedy show with Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed!
Working without a script we create fast paced games and scenes based on audience participation and suggestion. Every show is different because we never know what you’ll throw at us! Bring the whole family out for an evening of laughter and fun, you’ll be glad you did!
Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed members past and present have trained with professional groups such as The Actors Studio in Tucson, The Groundlings in L.A, The Jester’z in Scottsdale, and The Second City of Chicago. But the majority of us have no professional theatrical experience.
We come from a wide variety of fields such as casino workers, psychotherapists, interior designers, customer service representatives, hotel workers, college recruiters, students, administrative assistants, teachers, computer programmers, real estate agents, photographers, a physicist, and more.
We range in age from early twenties to late sixties. We are always looking to add new people to our troupe to continue to ensure that we have an interesting mix of dynamic life experiences.
Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed was created in May 2002 as an outlet for actors, comedians, and performers in the Tucson area by Donnie Cianciotto. Donnie hoped to bring together a unique group of people from different backgrounds with different levels of experience to create a well rounded and eclectic performance troupe.
Emulating the improv greats, Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed has grown from an experiment into a phenomenon, and we look forward to providing southern Arizona with many more years of entertainment!
Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed has always taken pride in providing high quality comedic entertainment that is accessible to all ages.
Unscrewed Theater (4500 E. Speedway Blvd #39) is our new home.
Opening a theater allows us to consistently present our shows, offer classes, host other troupes, and provide a venue for all of Tucson to experience improvisational comedy in a variety of formats! Please join us for our upcoming shows and celebrate our future!
Get In Touch
Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed is available for private or corporate events. Drop us a note if you’d like to know more.
For information on upcoming shows, visit the Unscrewed Theater website.
Matt De Vaney
Martie van der Voort