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Ten years. Ten years of dedicated, constant, consistent, hard work. The folks Frank knows that has taken this path have seen the greatest success in the arts. Drew Boudreau is seeing such success this Halloween season, appearing in the Off-Broadway hit ‘Game of Thrones: The Rock Musical. An Unauthorized Parody’ (which has just been extended until the end of 2017 – not mentioned in this podcast. Drew is also the head of his own company, College Audition Pros, prepping the next generation for theatre auditions.
The Improviser’s Guide Theme composed by Matt Harvey
Additional Themes by Jason Purdy
Frank Cardillo is an Award Winning Creator & Producer, reveling in Comedy & Entertainment for nearly two decades. Currently, he is the host of ‘The Improviser’s Guide Podcast’, which examines how the foundation of improvisation affects our day to day life.
Frank has appeared throughout New York City performing improvisation and standup comedy, including performances at Super Bowl XLVIII, Turning Stone Casino, Gotham Comedy Club, Universal Studios, Walt Disney World, and for 15 years off the shores of Lake Ontario at the Sterling Renaissance Festival as their emcee, Lenny Burrows. Most recently, Frank was part of the cast for the New York City premiere of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival hit, Joe’s NYC Bar.
Since 2009, Frank has been the Founder and Producing Director of the ‘Raft of Comic Knockouts’ known as [By The Mummers]. Known for their ‘unpredictable, coming out-of-nowhere humor’ (Backstage), their musical ‘BLOOD’ was a Next Link Selection of the New York Musical Theatre Festival and was named ‘Best of the Fest’ by Davenport Theatricals. [By The Mummers] are the reigning, defending Champions of the Down Under Improv Festival.
Besides serving as a member of the writing team for several original [By The Mummers] events, Frank has had public stagings of two original modern Commedia dell’Arte performances and has devised several structured scenarios for productions in New York City and across the state. In September 2015, [By The Mummers] held a public staged reading of Frank’s historical, satirical, farce, ‘The Double Play’ at Foley’s, Home to the Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame.
In June 2016, Frank debuted ‘The Improviser’s Guide to Being a Better Birth Partner’ onstage Off Off Broadway. He has performed this one man piece in New York City on multiple occasions with a book in the works. Following years as an adjunct faculty member at Stony Brook University, Frank has applied his improvisation experience in training employees at Macy’s Herald Square, Carnegie Hall, & the Sterling Renaissance Festival.
Frank has been the recipient of the Impresario Award for supporting New Play Development, as well as a Rollie Award winner for his service to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. In 2008, he received the Spirit of Christmas Award.