Our Cast

Battle Ax

A Curious Comedy MainStage Team.

Team Members:

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Nate Smith

Nate has been performing professional improv, sketch, and stand up comedy since 2000. He has performed improv with ComedySportz and The Brody Theater. Nate has performed in the Vancouver International Improv Festival (Canada), the Bridgetown Comedy Festival (Portland, OR), the Compass Improv Festival (St. Louis), the Bentwood Improv Festival (iO Chicago, IL), the Out of Bounds Improv Festival (Austin, TX) and was a member of the first local ensemble for the Stumptown Improv Festival (Portland, OR). Nate was one of the original members of the Curious Comedy Theater and currently teaches improv at Curious Comedy and performs with the mainstage ensemble and the mainstage house team Battle Ax.

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Nick Condon

Nick Most recently hails form Talkeetna, AK where he served for several years as Director for Denali Drama. While there, he also founded "Iditaprov, Alaska's hilariously fast paced improv comedy". When Iditaprov went to ASIF in Juneau in April 2015 he met Stacey and Chase and was lured to the bright lights and big city of Portland which he now proudly calls home. He started improvising way back in the nineties in Minneapolis where he was first introduced to improv through Comedy Sportz. Later he found the magical world of "long form" and sketch comedy at The Brave New Workshop where he studied, taught, performed, and toured with several productions including "Minnesota, It's not Just For Lutherans Anymore!" He also toured with the Minneapolis based, National Theatre for Children off and on for over fifteen years. Nick is thrilled to be part of all the amazing things happening here at Curious!

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Katherine Bagwell

Katherine is your classic jock, growing up playing almost every sport under the sun. She joined the improv cult, in 2014, by means of improving confidence in her real life job as a Clinical Dietitian (no she does not want to talk about your diet & intolerances). Katherine has studied improv with the Brody Theater, Brainwaves, Kickstand Comedy & Liberators Training Center. Katherine performs regularly with King Ricky, a Harold team, a handful of duos and is absolutely thrilled to be joining the Curious Comedy tribe.

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DK Reinemer

DK is an improv and sketch comedy performer, teacher, and coach hailing most recently from Los Angeles where he performed and produced live comedy shows regularly at the Pack Theatre, ACME NoHo, and other various venues around town. In 2004, DK helped open the wildly successful improv theatre, The Upfront Theatre, in Bellingham WA, where he got his improv chops performing short and long form improv. Eventually, DK became the Education Director and helped build the Upfront School of Improv till he moved to LA in 2013. DK has headlined comedy festivals across North America including, Austin, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Vancouver with his various groups and has been a featured ensemble member at a myriad of international improv festivals. DK is currently wrapping up a 7 city Fringe Festival tour of his new solo sketch comedy show, “Help! I’m American,” for which he won ‘Spirit of the Fringe’ and ‘Outstanding Artist’ awards in Montreal and Calgary. DK makes a pretty good lasagna and can also knit.

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Kyle Stebbins

Kyle Stebbins is a performer who began his career in the Great Plains, where he studied at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Johnny Carson School of Theater and Film. Kyle has also studied at iO, Curious Comedy, and Brody Theater, and has performed in several comedy festivals around the country. In his spare time, he edits movies and makes silly cartoons that you should never show your mom. Oh, he is also a ten-time Friday Night Fights champion and wants to be sure that we "mention that somewhere in there because it will sound good”.

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Hallie Zmroczek

Hallie Zmroczek is a paralegal by day and an improviser and writer by night. She can be seen monthly at Curious Comedy Theater in their flagship show, Showdown or performing with mainstage house team, Battle Ax. She also preforms monthly as part of her duo with Adrien Warner, Secret Cervix. Hallie has been collaging since High School. Her eclectic, narrative driven pieces using all vintage materials can be found at her Etsy store: etsy.com/shop/MilkGlassCollage. A movie lover straight out of the womb, Hallie is also one of the hosts for On The Aisle, a a film review panel discussion webcast for All Classical Portland. Catch up with the newest releases at https://www.allclassical.org/programs/on-the-aisle/