Meet Third Wheel

Kevin

     Watching improv turned into taking improv classes, which turned into performing and there is no end in sight!

     In addition to improv Kevin has also performed in local murder mystery dinner theatre, been part of an award winning short film as well as several scripted theatre productions.

     Kevin likes to clear his mind before shows with music and a fun warm up.  While on stage he enjoys Party Quirks and Late for Work.

"The Peggs"

Heather started her improv journey and Kevin followed shortly thereafter...and they haven't stopped since.  Along their path they have met some of the most amazing beings, and have become known by many as "The Peggs". 

 

  

Heather

   After many years of adulting; Heather has a new life sharing joy with an audience.             

 Being on stage is a comfort for Heather, she meets amazing people along the way...she's found herself in Stratford, Waterloo, Orillia, St Thomas, St Mary's. 

   Heather also performs and teaches improv with Shut The Front Door's troupe (formerly in Off The Hinges) and for Rail City Improv.

   She has had the fortunate opportunity to take workshops with Laura Hall, Adam Cawley and Rob Norman, Ken Hall and Rebecca Northan.  

For over a decade Heather has directed and produced an annual employee lip sync show aptly named Syncapalooza for her corporate employer during their United Way campaign.

Uniting staff in a lunch hour of fun! 

   She was "Sara Hastings" in Getting Sara Married  with St Mary's Community Players. Heather finds a passion in entertaining audiences through her physicality and characters.

   Heather knows improv has a way of joining people, with support and kindness. 

  

Third Wheels

Denise Fowler

     It's just a stones throw away in St Thomas where Denise lives, along with her supportive and long suffering fiancé. 

    Together they have raised 4 now young adult children, who (she says) mildly tolerate her lame attempts at humour and staying relevant.

   Denise has always loved comedy and improv, but was too afraid to give it a try. Until she finally mustered up the nerve to attend a drop in class so she could check it off her bucket list. Denise hasn’t looked back since. 

   Denise completed Shut The Front Door series of improv classes and celebrated her first performance in her Masterclass graduation show in February 2018.

   When not folding piles of laundry, Denise can be found playing soccer, listening to True Crime podcasts, or day dreaming about crafting projects she will never get around to doing!

James Bartja

   Since moving to London at the age of 10, James has made his mark on this bustling metropolis that he calls home.     Widely known for his ability to type at a desk all day, having fingers that bend in exciting and unnatural ways, and for being better than you at Super Smash Bros., it would be easy to assume that he had it all.        And assume that, he did, until one fateful night when he made the spontaneous decision to attend a Shut the Front Door drop-in improv class. He didn't know it at the time, but that evening was the first swing of a pickax that, throughout the next 6 months, would carve a hole into his soul which could only be filled by standing in front of people and saying silly things with a posse of enablers. 

   James is an avid listener of improv comedy podcasts such as Comedy Bang Bang, Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins, and Off Book: The Improvised Musical. His favourite improv game is New Choice, and his favourite things to do on stage are questionable accents and making up names for his scene partners.

Jeremy Stephenson

   From a small quiet town with acres of imagination space Jer hales from Warwick, Ont. He's pretty much a rockstar being so talented he plays drums & guitar! Recently he climbed over the boards to give hockey a try, always having been on the other side of the glass. Similarly to the start of his improv scene.

   Jer and his wife attended a Shut The Front Door show. He loved it, after a few shows thought “hey I wonder if I could do this”. He was happy to hear news of STFD classes, so he enrolled. During 2018 he completed the full series and Masterclass. 

    A favourite improv game is ABC. The scene comes together quickly and the story develops fast! Having looked up to Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles and of course Wayne Brady of 'Whose Line Is It Anyway'

    Incorporating improv into Jer's life he recognizes it has been a positive addition through boosting self-confidence, and learning to just breathe in everyday life situations. He highly recommends it to anyone, having first hand experience that it brings out a side of yourself you may never have known existed.

Marc Dekker

   Marc was thrust into a world that any Mongolian Hoard would envy.  His family was living the life of the modern nomad. With rentals in place of yurts, and urban sprawl in place of unending grasslands, throughout his youth, Marc’s family moved many places from coast to coast before settling in London Ontario.           Marc made many, many friends a long the way that wouldn’t recognize him in the street.  With a healthy dose of denial and unearned self-esteem Marc naturally gravitated towards performing arts. 

   When presented with the whimsy and stage time that improv affords one, Marc jumped at the opportunity.           He’s no spring chicken at the age of 40, but, with gusto and grit, and several other dated ‘g’ words, he may just be living the fateful dream that his parents never had for him. 

   Favourite improv games include, but are not limited to “Superheroes” and “Elimination”.

Sandra Marchand

   To reveal the mystery of "Where is the accent from?" right away, Sandra is originally from Germany.

   After being a member of London's Theatre and Improv Community for about a year, she then completed the Shut The Front Door series and Masterclass in February 2018.

   Sandra likes to play "Late for Work" and all music-related improv games, but never shies away from a challenge.

   She is still waiting on her chance to incorporate her love for Ace Ventura at some point. 

   When Sandra is not preparing for her next appearance on stage, she enjoys archery, horseback riding as well as singing and is currently working on combining all three at once.

Shadi Dalal

   Born and raised in London, Shadi is thrilled to join Third Wheel Improv. Though he is new to the world of improv, his raw, and somewhat questionable, sense of humour will keep you on your toes.           Shadi's knowledge on the most random things on this planet, offers a sarcastic, witty and friendly vibe to the stage.

   Don't be fooled by his size for he is the biggest mamas boy in town. He may know a little too much about superhero's, but that's just because he wants to be one.

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