Anna Dufault-Miller

Anna has performed improv, stand-up, sketch, cabaret, theater, and music on stages throughout the US, Canada, and Norway. She co-coordinates the Shorewood Elementary Art Docent Program and is a Burien City Arts Commissioner. Anna served four years as OTT’s Co-Creative Director, during which time she curated the first ever Improv Festival in Redmond, WA. She believes all art tells a story and she finds unique joy in the art of improvised story telling.

Barbara Hochteil

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 Kleinholz

Christine is one of the Co-Operations Managers of Once Told Tales and 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. 

Jack Skinner

Jack has been performing since high school, where he fell in love with the unpredictable nature of improv. Ever since, he has been diving deeper into improv, taking classes and putting on shows with friends across the Seattle area. He hopes you enjoy the show!

Jonni Ressler

Jonni moved around most of her childhood which forced her to continually “improv” as she assimilated to various schools, neighborhoods and teams. She frequently got in trouble for “talking too much in class” and started her comedy journey performing standup. After a dare from a coworker Jonni began taking improv classes in 2010 and has since performed with many teams in Western Washington. She considers marriage and parenting the best improv “study program” ever. Jonni loves to binge watch RuPaul’s Drag Race with her daughter, FaceTime with her college son, and waste time with her cat and hubby while falling asleep in front of the TV.

Kate Traxler

Kate has been doing improv and voice acting for 11 years, more recently studying on-screen & stage acting with Freehold Theatre. She works as a producer with a local video production company, where she also writes and directs. Having completed training as an end-of-life doula, she is passionate about advancing a death-positive perspective and believes firmly in the power of laughter. Kate enjoys hiking, singing, and playing Mama Monster with her two daughters, Liv and Margot.

Kirk Kleinholz

Kirk is our talented technical improviser who helps bring OTT shows to life.

Paul Davis

A long time fan of Once Told Tales, Paul is now a member of the troupe he watched for years. He started his improv journey with the Duvall Improv Social Club in 2020. Offstage Paul enjoys traveling, reading philosopy, teaching improv and is an avid waterfall hunter. He swears that Improv is *NOT* a cult.

Madonna Kilpatrick

Madonna has enjoyed performing on numerous stages throughout Seattle, and, as a cultural anthropologist, She works as a media analyst, and an illuminator at the Museum of Popular Culture in Seattle. You can find her observations on life as an Autistic artist and researcher at MadonnaOTS.com, and listen to more banter, interviews, and radio theater on Off The Spectrum with Madonna Kilpatrick, on iTunes, iHeart Radio, Spreaker, or wherever you find your podcasts.

Steven Hochteil

Steven is one of the Co-Operations Managers of Once 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 Skolnik

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.