The Improviser’s Guide was created by Frank Cardillo, a Queens, NY based Creator & Producer. Extensively trained in immersive and interactive performance, Frank has worked events across the NY/NJ/CT area at Super Bowl XLVIII, Turning Stone Casino, Gotham Comedy Club, and for 15 years off the shores of Lake Ontario at the Sterling Renaissance Festival as their emcee, Lenny Burrows.
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), the [BTM] musical ‘BLOOD’ was a Next Link Selection of the New York Musical Festival and was named ‘Best of the Fest’ by Davenport Theatricals. In September 2015, [BTM] 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. Following years as an adjunct faculty member at Stony Brook University, Frank has applied his improvisation experience to 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.