Monthly Archives: January 2012

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Pat Rutowski

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Pat’s love of stage began in the 4th grade, when cast as a sorcerer she had to recite: “When king is queen, and queen is king, When backward forward prince is seen, When all shall be as I have spoken, Then shall the wicked spell be broken.” Thus the spell of a fourth grade acting career was broken, freeing Pat to get a life which is now under the spell of whimsical improvising with Women Of Whimsy. When not spellbound by improv, Pat serves as the Director Of Educational Services at Community Hospital Of Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP) and volunteers at Pacific Grove’s library and museum. Pat is also spellbound by the spectacular, natural beauty of the Monterey Peninsula. She surrenders to this spell by romping in the hills of Carmel Valley, and frolicking in the waves at Asilomar. However due to metaphysical limitations, romping and frolicking occur on separate occasions.

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Allison Yant  

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Improv discovered Allison when working as a Roadie for a bluegrass band.  She wanted to promote the tambourine player.  “Well, there really is a shortage of good tambourine players.”  She pleaded her case.  The band said no-way.  “I get no respect!,” she screamed.  It was the worst Rodney Dangerfield impression ever.  The band said go home.  On her way she stopped off at a comedy club in Sioux Falls, volunteered for one of the games and caught Improv-itis.  The only known cure is more improv.  She joined Monterey iMPRoV.  Oh, and that tambourine player?  He gave up tambourining and became the band’s Roadie.  As for Allison?  She’s getting lots of respect.

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Rich

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Rich Westbrook 

Born with too much energy and not enough impulse control, Rich was the inspiration for Ritalin. Fortunately, he stays busy as a Chiropractor, Toastmaster, Martial Artist, Runner and TV Host. Rich brings a high energy level to the Mirth-O-Matics that goes well with his manic intensity. His lovely wife and two teenage daughters are grateful he discovered Improv two years ago, because now he gets paid to be “special” and gives them another opportunity for a break.