Name: Bart Weil
Hometown: Carson, CA
Bart was raised by his English-major Mom and his Math-major Dad, so his logical left brain is constantly at war with his more artistic and creative right brain. The solution : Improv!!! You can be as artistic and creative as you want, but the scene still needs to follow a logical narrative or else it all falls apart.
It also helps that Bart is a total theatre junkie, having joined his elementary school chorus and drama club in the 5th grade and never looking back. In high school and college, he was cast as a background player in several musicals, including A Christmas Carol, Paint Your Wagon, Storytime, The Wizard of Oz, Oliver, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and Little Shop of Horrors.
Bart also does stand-up comedy, since he can’t afford a therapist, and has been in several sketch-comedy shows, such as Sketchy Business, Sketch on the Rocks, The Comedy Mine Ride, and The Big Dry Hump (there was a sketch about a camel). He has also tried his hand at Shakespeare, playing Bardolph in The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Costard in Love’s Labours Lost.
In his day job, Bart works with middle school special education kids, teaching them math skills like factoring, translating numbers, exponents, variable equations (Wait, why are there letters in my math problem?), and graphing. His hobbies include going to the movies, driving up to the mountains, and playing board/card games, like Uno, Cribbage, and Scrabble (a vocabulary game with points. It’s the best of both worlds).