Erin Carter – Acting 1 is a Bay Area actor, writer, & director, and has been a Killing My Lobster company member since 2007. She has performed in KML Saves the Day, KML For the Very First Time, and Pure Shock Value as well as multiple one-weekend shows and KML short films. Erin has also written for KML shows, including KML Conquers the Galaxy, KML Hits Highway 101, and most recently KML Chops Down the Family Tree. In 2009, Erin directed KML Patronizes the Arts. In addition to her work with KML, Erin has performed with the Shotgun Players, Impact Theatre, TheatreFirst, and the Magic Theatre Launchpad, and she is a company member with Precarious Theatre. Erin has trained at the American Conservatory Theatre and is a graduate of Princeton University. You can catch her in our upcoming fall show KML Does Not Fear the End.
Ken Grobe - Writing 1/ Writing 2 is a San Francisco-based comic and musician. He was writer/producer of the NYC sketch comedy show Member Drive, which the Village Voice dubbed “Zany.” Grobe has written and performed with sketch comedy ensemble The Onion Burglars, and Gotham City Improv’s Off Level, Skam, and Kamikaze sketch reviews. As co-creator and writer/performer in comedy/rock act Pink Steel, he’s appeared at The Chicago and Seattle Sketchfests, on the stage of CBGBs, and in the pages of the Village Voice, Blender, and Bust magazines. His first KML video, The Coffee Wars, got over 50,000 YouTube views in two weeks. He was the Head Writer for The Whole Megillah; a purim-themed collaboration with JCCSF/The Hub. An award-winning interactive media writer, he also has the distinction of performing—and winning—on The New Gong Show. Ask him about it sometime.
Ken Slattery – Writing 1/Writing 2 has been a writer for Killing My Lobster since 2007, and is currently the Writing Director. As well as writing for a zillion shows, Ken co-directed the summer show Killing My Lobster Goes Undercover in 2010, was the Head Writer for the spring show Killing My Lobster Reboots in 2011, and runs our semi-regular KML Pops The Question trivia nights. Ken is a playwright as well as a sketch comedy writer, and has been a member of PlayGround’s Writing Pool for seven seasons, writing many comic short plays and a full-length comedy Truffaldino Says No during that time. Truffaldino Says No will be produced by Berkeley’s Shotgun Players in the summer of 2012. When not doing any of the above, Ken is usually out and about walking his dog Daisy, who you’ll probably meet at some point if you take this class. You probably won’t meet the tiger though.
Gina Bardi (TA, Writing 1) has been writing hither and yon for sometime now. She started taking writing classes at KML in 2010. She is a company member and has written for over 4 shows (why didn’t she just say 5)? She writes with her husband Ty Bardi under the name The Bardi Twins. They are not twins. During the day she is a librarian and that’s no joke.
Millie DeBenedet (Acting 1) Millie DeBenedet is from Northville, Michigan. She graduated from DePaul University’s Theatre School with a BFA in Acting. Millie has worked with KML for the past 2 years. Other comedic credits include Genittti’s Hole-In-The-Wall, Second City Detroit, and BATS Improv. Millie is also a film and voice-over actress here in the Bay Area. Those credits include Stride Gum, Google, Yahoo, Atlassian, Microsoft, and Leapfrog.
The Bardi Twins (Writing 1) are a lifelong collaborative comedy writing team that create sketches, short films, animation and audio pieces. They are KML company members and head writers on the Spring 2013 show. During the day, Ty makes the world a better place by working at an ad agency and Gina is a librarian. In 2012, they learned they were nominated for a Tony Award in the category of “non-profit sketch comedy written by a sibling duo.” They were very proud of this until they learned that no such award exists and they were just being made fun of.