Kat Koppett (Co- Director) is a 25-year improv veteran, including stints with Theatresports companies in New York City (Freestyle Repertory Theatre) and San Francisco (BATS Improv). In 1995, TheaterWeek Magazine named Kat one of the year’s “Unsung Heroes” for her creation of the improvisational theater format, Spontaneous Broadway, which is now performed regularly all over the world.
Her acting credits include the title role in The Diary of Anne Frank both Off-Broadway and in the Soviet Union; Rosalind in As You Like It with the Manhattan Stage Company and Fiddler on the Roof with Theodore Bikel. She has been seen in television ads for Pillsbury, Quaker Oats, and Dr. Pepper (she was a Pepper!). In 1998, her short play, Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, was a winner in Playground’s Emerging Playwrights Festival in San Francisco. Kat holds a B.F.A. in Drama from NYU/Circle in the Square and an M.A. in Organizational Psychology.
In addition to performing, Kat is the founder of Koppett + Co., a consulting and training company specializing in the use of improvisation and storytelling to enhance workplace effectiveness. Her book Training to Imagine: Practical Improvisational Theatre Techniques to Enhance Creativity, Teamwork, Leadership and Learning was published in 2001 by Stylus Publishing, Inc.
Kat’s favorite improvisational endeavors involve her daughter, Lia.