The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre Presents
The 12th Annual Del Close Marathon
Friday July 30 through Sunday August 1
The Third Thought
The Third Thought The Third Thought is dedicated to creating truthful long form improv. Since forming in 2011 through a random series of incidents, the Third Thought has been celebrating the randomness of life at venues including American Stage, and their weekly show at Jack's Junk Food Joint. Nothing is sacred for the Third Thought. The group is not afraid to tackle edgy topics including politics, religion, pot dogs, the Clinton Library, turd babies and hopscotch as an Olympic sport. The Third Thought brings something new and different to Tampa Bay as one of the regions only long-form improv troupe. Bett Correa Bett has been performing improv with various groups throughout Tampa Bay since 2010, and has studied under former Groundlings member Ricky Wayne. Bett is the author of four plays. As the Division Governor in District 47 in Toastmasters International, Bett speaks on motivation, leadership and other subjects, including software architecture. Bett's influences include Mark Twain, Neal Stephenson, Vladimir Nabokov, Kurt Vonnegut and NPR. Bett also likes to write short stories, swing dance, paints, and holds a BS in Computer Science from University of South Florida. Randy Hill Randy began his improv journey with the Upright Citizens Brigade theater in NYC. He performed with the wildly talented Madhatters in Singapore and then with Quick Wits in SLC Utah. He's happy to be in Tampa with the highly talented Third Thought, at least until the opportunity arises to fulfill his lifelong dream of forming the first improv troupe in Antarctica. He can't wait to see what kinds of suggestions the penguins have. Heidi Lux Heidi holds a BFA in drama from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She studied improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and Magnet Theatre in New York. Her first feature length film, A Big Production, was produced her senior year of college. Heidi is also a member of Got Jokes? Improv and a contributor for Creative Loafing. Patrick McInnis Patrick is grateful to perform long form improv with such talented individuals. Patrick has studied and performed in theater for over 20 years largely in the Tampa Bay area. He also performs comedy hypnosis locally and nationwide. Patrick wants to thank his wife and four children (Nick, Hannah, Connor and Hailey) for their love and support. Billy Milec Billy has been performing improv since 2010, after being inspired by comics, science fiction and the news. Billy has studied at the Ruth Eckerd Hall and under former Groundlings member Ricky Wayne. Alongside his involvement in the Third Thought, Billy is also a member of improv group Dear Aunt Gertrude. Billy is currently perusing a chemistry degree at the University of South Florida. Dylan Carey hails from the east coast of Florida and has lived in other such exotic places as Texas, Maryland and Arizona. Dylan double majored in Theatre and Marine Biology at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL where he graduated in 2010. He first became a fan of theatre in high school acting in Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and Anton Chekov’s The Good Doctor, and has since acted in Eckerd College’s 2009 spring production of Rain. Some Fish. No Elephants. Dylan spent his 2008 spring semester in London studying theatre on the West End where he held an internship at the Finborough Theatre. It was in the fall of 2008 when Dylan discovered his passion for Improv and Comedy Theatre as a founding member of Another Man’s Trash improv troupe at Eckerd College, and he has since continued that passion by forming The Third Thought, an improv troupe based in Clearwater FL, and Chips for Dipping, a two man improv group out of Annapolis MD. Dylan plans on moving to Chicago in the fall to study long-form improv at iO.
Bett Correa,Randy Hill,Heidi Lux,Patrick McInnis,Billy Milec,Dylan Carey
Where and When:
Sat 5:30 pm at Hudson Guild Theatre