Todd Phillips has been performing with UGU since 1997, and before that attended the UGU academy of improv. Now he’s hooked on self-expression though improv. and finds boldly walking into the unknown with a sense of humor while remaining open and related to others to be one of his greatest passions in life. Todd brings his zest and joy for existence to his day job with his own company,” Whose life is it anyway?", as a transformational and creative coach. Todd teaches improv classes with UGU, as well as leading his own workshops in movement and body based improv which he calls the Tao of Play. He hasn't done much scripted theater in the last few years, though you might have seen him as "The Cat in the Hat" in Cabrillo Colleges production of Seussical. One of Todd's current projects involves supporting 15 other artists to make a bold leap into freeing their artistic selves by committing to a year-long project with dedicated output and with the support of community. It's called Momentum!
Suzanne Schrag has been with Um…Gee…Um since 1994. She was a cofounder of the theater company Friends of Gus, where she performed as an actor and designed costumes for many shows for 7 years. She has also appeared with many other local area theater companies, including Actors' Theatre, Cabrillo College, Mountain Community Theater, Unicorn Theater in Monterey and Shakespeare Santa Cruz, and is a member of the Dangerous Neighbors sketch comedy ensemble, which will be performing at the first annual Santa Cruz Fringe Festival in July of 2012. She holds a graduate certificate in Theater arts from UCSC; has trained with Marcia Taylor, the New Actors Workshop, and Shakespeare and Company; and is a graduate of the Ian McRae Acting Studio's two-year course in Meisner Technique. For several years, Suzanne was a participant in the Actors' Theatre Artists in Residence program devoted to the development of new work. In 2002, she received a Santa Cruz Sentinel Gail Rich Award for her contributions to Santa Cruz theater.