About The Theater
Dan Grimm’s philosophy of improv is simple – connect emotionally, be vulnerable and profit. Dan has performed and taught improv in Texas and Chicago for nearly 20 years, starting with Freudian Slip at Texas A & M University and eventually training at iO and the Second City in Chicago. Past credits include Pavlov’s Dogs, The Belmont Transfer, The New Movement, and currently Never Pickles. Dan taught at The New Movement in Austin, served as stage manager with Second City TourCo and is currently a producer for Big Little Comedy. When not involved with the extremely lucrative world of improv, Dan has eeked out a living as a stage hand, pyrotechnician, and high school theater teacher. He also builds out theaters. You can follow Dan on Twitter @LaughingDan.
Works: Space Cat and Interior Mural
Black Cassidy is a visual artist based out of Houston, TX. Black’s style is extremely versatile. Working as both a muralist and a commissioned artist, he uses a wide variety of mediums and surfaces to paint and draw on. When asked if he has a preference in styles, he responds – “I don’t really have one, I love working in many different styles, I love working outdoors and I love the whole process of driving to a location to paint a wall and talking to a person from the community walking or driving by. Then, sometimes i just like being in the studio working alone in peace and quiet, there’s something to learn in every atmosphere if you’re open to it.”
As Co-Founder of Houston’s own Free Art Fridays and HTX Ground Control, Black stays pretty busy. Aside from working on new works for upcoming shows, he can also be found coordinating events for the art community and helping to provide a platform for artists to not only get their work more exposure but to get artists paid as well. You can follow Black on FB at Black Cassidy Art or on IG @ohnohedint and @HTXGroundControl. If you would like to participate in Free Art Fridays, follow the hashtag #HTXFreeArtFriday.
Work: Aguacate Princesa (December – May 2015 Temporary Exhibit)
Alexandra, a.k.a. Corathão, is a local Houston artist and street artist. She is a member of Capoeira Luanda and Batala Houston. She recently graduated from St. Thomas with a degree in biology, and is an EMT.