Welcome to Zmack's Hall of Fame!

The Zmack Family is comprised of more than 50 people from all walks of life, cultures, and continents! Although we may perform in different teams or might have moved countries, we come together for improv jams, reunions, and sometimes belong to more than one team! We speak English, Mandarin Chinese, quite a few Chinese dialects, French, Thai, Swedish, Spanish, Italian...

Hover your mouse over the pictures to learn more about each Zmacker!

CURT MABRY
(USA)
CURT MABRY
(USA)

Curt is the founder of the Zmack Family, & performs in Snap!, YiPaiEr, and You&Curt. He is a senior facilitator & coaches 301 and above in ZITC

ELVA YAO
(CHINA)

People say improv changed their life, & for Elva it's real. Shy and withdrawn in the past, she now confidently commands roomful of people! A full-time improviser, the most senior member of ZMK, a senior improv coach at ZITC, a senior facilitator for ZmackWorks, she's China's only certified Applied Improv Facilitator (iO Chicago)

JULIEN BERTRAND
(FRANCE)

Julien is Zmack's Creative Director. He is a senior Zmack performer in The Nerves with Anthony Gates and in the French team Zut Alors! He is an improv coach and facilitator, a stage director, and has created Maidan webseries with Maeva.

 LILIAN SHEN
(CHINA) 

Lilian is a senior improviser in Snap! and Zhimakong, an applied improv corporate trainer, directs our business development, oversees 40+ improvisers with Julien, & is our current improv festival coordinator

ERIK BARNES
(USA)

Erik was part of the first cohort of ZITC graduates and has been a part of Zmack family for six years. He performs in English, Chinese and occasionally French.

 RICHARD BOCHNIAK
(USA) 

Rich performs with Mon-Daze

 CHARMIKA STEWART
(USA) 

Charmika joined Zmack while on a spiritual journey to find peace for her unquiet soul. It came with an audience roaring loudly with laughter. Char believes that improv is great fun, a wonderful challenge, & a cool way to create and perform. She currently performs with Snap!

 ANTHONY GATES
(AUSTRALIA) 

Anthony performs with Julien in the improv duo "The Nerves"

 CHEN SIYU 陈思宇
(CHINA) 

Chen performs with ZMK

 ZACHARY WILLIAM BERNARD DANZ
(USA) 

Zach is a senior Zmack improviser, performs with Snap!, co-runs the ZITC & teaches 101 & 201. His master's thesis is about improvisation

 BROWDER THOMPSON
(USA) 

Browder is a senior improviser and tech improviser who currently performs with house team Mon-Daze. He has been with Zmack since 2015 and serves as its Historian and Tech Director.

ALBA CHEN
(CHINA)

Alba is a graduate from Shanghai Conservatory of Music, and has been part of the Zmack Family for 3 years. She performs in Zhimakong, Mon-Daze & Meet the Zmackers!

 WENDY
(CHINA) 

Wendy has been in human resource management for more than 10 years, focusing on management and leadership. She performs with ZhiMaKong.

 TERRY THORNLEY
(USA) 

Terry is a corporate attorney & improviser with Zmack.  He started his improv training in Chicago at Second City & now performs with trilingual house team Pinyin in the Woods.

 FRANCES SONG
(CHINA) 

Frances joined Zhimakong in 2017 after completing Improv 101 & 201 at ZITC. She is a marketing professional based in Shanghai.

 MARC DERELLE
(FRANCE) 

Marc performs with Zut Alors

 MILAGROS TAN
(PHILIPPINES) 

Mila does twoprov with Lilian & performed with Line by Line

WILLIAM TAYLOR HOOD XIII
(UK)
 

William is a musician, composer and somewhat of a chaos magnet among other things. He has been in Shanghai for over 2 years and performs keyboard with the Snap team!

 ARNAUD DEBAUGE
(FRANCE) 

Grâce aux druides Curt et Julien, Arnaud (Zut Alors, Pinyin in the Woods) est tombé dans la marmite de l’impro en 2016. Il n’en est plus ressorti depuis !

 CLOTILDE PALLIER
(FRANCE) 

After a few years of intensive night clubbing, Clotilde decided it was time for more meaningful activities – she discovered Zmack & has since then been a big fan of the community, attending several performances per month. She performs in PITW

 VIRGINIE LIBAUD
(FRANCE) 

Virginie performs with Zut Alors!

 MAEVA SAVINIEN
(FRANCE) 

Maeva is a French producer and has been an actress based in Shanghai for more than 5 years. She performs in the French team Zut Alors!

 JODIE GILLIES
(AUSTRALIA) 

Jodie is an enthusiastic wine consumer and cougar. She has also worked professionally in Australian musical theatre for 30 years. She performs with SNAP and accepts tips in wine.

REECE ANDREW AYERS
(UK)
 

Before joining Zmack in 2017, Reece was a member of Beijing Improv for several years. Reece loves social media & enjoys creating content for Chinese audiences. Reece is currently a member of Zmack’s Touring Company MEET THE ZMACKERS.

CHARLES W. GAGNE
(FRANCE)

Charles est commercial, ce qui n'a rien avoir avec l'impro a premiere vue, et pourtant!

L'impro lui a permis de gagner en confiance en lui et surtout d'avoir des amis incroyables!

Il joue dans l'equipe francophone Zut Alors!

 STEPHANIE COCKRELL
(USA) 

Stephanie Cockrell started taking improv classes in 2016 and is now on the team Pinyin in the Woods. She performs in English and Chinese.

MARK SKINNER
(USA)
 

Mark performs in Snap!

 SIEGFRIED FAU
(FRANCE) 

Siegfried performs with Zut Alors!

 BRIDGET 文彬衡
WEN BINHENG
(CHINA) 

Bridget performs with ZMK

TITI YUAN
(CHINA)
 

Titi performs with Pinyin In The Woods

 JINGWEN
(CHINA) 

Jingwen在3年前加入芝麻控,通过即兴探索并释放自我。生活中她是一个职场白领,在即兴中领悟生活,在生活里学习即兴!

 CHIARA SCUPOLITO
(ITALY) 

Chiara started her improv journey in 2015. She’s a 301 graduate & a new member of Mon-Daze. She performs in English and occasionally Chinese, Italian & gibberish.

 TOM SZYSZKO
(USA) 

Tom performs with PITW

 DINNA SUN
(CHINA) 

Dinna performs with ZMK

DAVID JOHANNSON
(SWEDEN)
 

David is in Snap!

 CLAIRE QI WEN
(CHINA) 

Claire is a hard-working & good-tempered economics analyst during the day, but has enough crazy & weird in her to perform with Pinyin in the Wood at night!

 WINNI WANG
(CHINA) 

Winni works at a training company. She loves sharing with others in new ways of learning. She performs with ZhiMaKong in Chinese. She is very supportive and active.

 WHITNEY HUTCHINGS
(USA) 

Whitney is the manager of

Zmack Bangkok

 NUI
(THAILAND) 

Nui is a language teacher & an interpreter from Thailand, in Shanghai for 7 years. She is our Shanghai/Bangkok liaison & Thai cultural advisor. She performs in English, Chinese & Thai.

 PETE GRELLA
(USA) 

Pete is a guest Zmacker

 NANTAWACHR "TOP" JANBENJANATH
(THAILAND) 

Top is the Creative Director of

Zmack Bangkok & a facilitator for ZmackWorks

 DAVID WARNER
(USA) 

David performed with Zmack Mainstage and was our former Creative Director

 CHRISTOPHER BRANTLEY
(USA) 

Co-founder of Zmack

 JUBAL GALLAGA
(PHILIPPINES) 

Co-founder of Zmack

 ELIZABETH BACON
(USA) 

Co-founder of Zmack

 STEPHANIE "SPROFEE" RICE
(USA) 

Zmack

 KOAN BROWN
(USA) 

Former Zmack flaneur

 MEILI GAULT
(FRANCE) 

Former Zmack mainstage

 BRETT LILL
(USA) 

Former Zmack mainstage

 JENNEL JIN
(CHINA) 

Former Zmack mainstage

 CANDY TANG
(CHINA) 

Former Zmack mainstage

We miss these guys a lot but they'll always be part of the Zmack family!

 THOMAS KÖNIG
(GERMANY) 

Thomas was a German political consultant based in Shanghai for over 3 years, & now in Berlin. He helped set up the English team Mon-Daze

 LEE POPHAL
(USA) 

Lee was the first musical director of Snap! and musical improv coach.

 ALEX SIMPSON
(UK) 

Alex performed with Illicit & Speak Up

 CLAIRE LIM
(PHILIPPINES) 

Claire performed with Zmack mainstage

 EMILY LOGGENBERG
(USA) 

Emily performed with Line by Line and WULT

 ALEX ZBIGNIEW
(UK/POLAND) 

Alex performed with Zmack mainstage

 PAUL MONE
(UK) 

Paul performed in many ZAP projects and is now at the head of Belfast Improv in Northern Ireland.

 JEANNE LAMBIN
(USA) 

Jeanne is an honorary member of Zmack and a facilitator.

 JEN LAWLESS
(USA) 

Jen performed with Snap!

 STEVEN CONVILLE
(UK) 

Steven performed with Zmack mainstage

 SU CHING-TEH
(SINGAPORE) 

Su performed with Zmack mainstage

Photo credit:

Jacqueline Chang

 ALISTAIRE CROMPTON
(UK) 

Alistair performed with Line by Line

BRIAN DOMENGET
(USA)

Brian performed with Zmack mainstage

 JR STUHRBERG
(USA) 

JR performed with Zmack mainstage

 
DAVID HICKS
(USA) 

David performed with Mon-Daze

 SABRINA PELISSERO
(ITALY) 

Sabrina performed with Mon-Daze