Anna is Co-Creative Director of Once Told Tales, half of the sketch comedy team Eponymous Project, and has performed improv, stand-up, sketch, theater, and music on stages throughout the US and Canada. She is a woman of many talents whose recent adventures include interior design assistance, pastoral ministry, and motherhood. Anna loves experiencing the unexpected with others and laughing along the way.
Barbara is Co-Operations Manager of Once Told Tales. She is the first friendly face you’ll see at an OTT SecondStory Repertory show because she welcomes all performers and guests as the Front of House Manager.
Christine is a member of multiple improv troupes that perform across the Eastside and Seattle. While she fancies just about any character, her favorite roles are the Diabolical Villain and the Ditzy Southern Bell. She loves using accents in scenes, but is well-known for being able to merge multiple accents into only one sentence (not on purpose, of course). Christine aspires to some day be famous, turn rich, gorge on Nutella, and die in the arms of Will Smith.
Gretchen Lilly has appeared in improv shows as varied as a Renaissance Faire in a corn field to Unexpected Productions in Seattle. She enjoys bringing her background as a dancer to her performances. Born and raised on the Eastside, she’s happy to tell you what everything used to look like.
A founding member and Co-Creative Director of Once Told Tales, Jeremy has been doing improv off and on since the late 1980s. After spending 4 years with Cascade Community Theater, he returned to improv in 2012, when he joined Eastside-based Split Second Improv. In 2013, while taking classes at Unexpected Productions, he and his fellow students took the stage at Sliders Café open mike night, performing as East Side Story, and the journey of Once Told Tales began.
Katrina Charles is an improviser and musician in Seattle(ish), Washington. When she’s not improvising or musicianing, she enjoys paddle boarding, hiking, and sitting at home thinking how she should probably go outside and do those things at some point. She is excited to be part of Once Told Tales and can’t wait to see what we come up with!
Kevin started his improvisational adventures at Second City in Chicago in 1986, then migrated to Los Angeles’ Second City Theater in 2004. He is the other half of the sketch comedy team Eponymous Project and a screenwriter whose credits include Karaoke Man (Amazon Prime) and the limited series “twentysixmiles”.
Kirk is one of the amazing Once Told Tales tech improvisors who make our shows run smoothly and come to life.
Patrick started his improv journey in LA and is glad to have found an improv home in Seattle. From a land often covered in snow, to a land that experiences largely nothing but sun, to a land that is somewhere in-between (covered in drizzle), Patrick enjoys growth and has learned to appreciate change. He’s been with OTT since January 2017 and is excited for the third season at SecondStory Repertory.
Rupa Dalal Gadre
Rupa started taking improv classes in San Francisco back in the early Aughts, and re-ignited her training in Seattle in 2012. Since then, she has performed and studied with both Jet City Improv and Unexpected Productions. Rupa grounds her scenes with whatever wit and sophistication she has left after tending to her young kids.
Originally from Montana, Sky attended the University of Montana and majored in Media Arts with an emphasis in Video Production. While there, she performed in a rag-tag improv troupe called Improvistas. After graduating she ski bummed around the mountain states trying to live in the moment as much as possible. After hurting her knee, Sky finally settled down in a career as a producer in “Reality” TV. This career led her to Seattle, WA, where she performs with Jet City Improv and countless indie improv groups.
Steven is the Co-Operations Manager of Oncet Told Tales, has been a member of OTT since 2013, and feels like OTT is his second family. You may also have seen him playing with Split Second Improv, or in live stage performances such as “Beauty and the Beast”‘ at Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater and various shows at SecondStory Repertory. He believes that OTT is not a group you should miss, and he can’t wait to perform for you.
Yoni has been improvising since his days as a boy who followed his older brother to a Phoenix theater summer camp. He spends his days designing games, while dreaming about Excel spreadsheets. Yoni has performed in Jet City Improv shows and lives in Tukwila with two stuffed platypuses.