Claire Lichie

Claire has worked extensively in experiential communications and behavioral skills training for 17 years. She has facilitated courses from graduate to senior leadership. Claire is very experienced in Forum Theater, Role-Play, Bespoke Skills Practice, Scripted Scenarios, Feedback and Coaching. She has worked in the public and private sector on a wide range of programs including: Leadership Skills, Diversity and Inclusion, Performance Management, Managing Conflict, Customer Service, Recruitment and Selection, Personal Impact, Presentation Skills, Negotiating and Influencing.

Jean-Baptiste Fillon

Jean Baptiste Fillon trained as an actor at the drama school “Cours Florent” in Paris and moved to London in 2005 to start his acting career. Since then he has played in films such as ‘Mission Impossible: Fall out’, ’London Has Fallen’, ‘Survivor’ and ‘Viktor’. Prior to becoming an actor Jean-Baptiste studied Law and Politics at UFR Clermont-Ferrand graduating with a Licence in public Law (equivalent to BA) and working part-time with local lawyers during the summer. He then studied Drama in Paris before moving to London in 2005 to start his acting career. Since 2015, Jean-Baptiste has worked extensively in Role-plays, training professionals from the legal, banking and construction industries on a regular basis. He always enjoys working on projects combining the two degrees (Law/Politics and Drama) he has originally studied.

Howard Corlett

Howard originally studied French, Spanish and Portuguese at university (BA Hons), before completing a MSc in Tourism Management. He worked in the Travel Industry for 8 years up to management level (across Purchasing, Customer Operations, Planning & Trading) before changing career in 2005. Since then he’s worked well over 1000 days in corporate roleplay, forum theatre and videos across a diverse range of industries both as an actor and facilitator in the UK as well as Europe, India and USA. This has covered training over varied subject matters. He has acting credits on TV, Film and Stage in addition to presenting and voiceovers.

Nina Hatchwell

Nina is a multilingual actress living in London and working across Europe mainly in German and English languages.
She is a member of Actors Equity and works in Film, TV and voiceover. Most recently she won an award for Best Actress in a leading role in The Devil You Know at the Hollywood Florida Film Festival. As a corporate actress she specialises in Role-Play, forum, coaching and facilitation in Legal, finance, medical and construction sectors. Some of her previous clients include, UBS, Eon, Tideway Thames Water and the NHS. Nina also has a BA Hons in German and European Studies.

Beverley Limbrick

Beverley holds a First Class degree in Media Performance, as well as winning the coveted Margaret Rutherford scholarship to prestigious London drama school; Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, where she was asked to represent the school with a comic performance in Covent Garden, and was fortunate to win the Kobler Trust Award as a result of that performance. She is also a qualified drama teacher and now specializes in delivering her own Confidence Through Acting courses to a huge cross section of adults at London colleges. Beverley was approached by London councils to take her course to vulnerable women’s groups and refugees around London. She was also asked to deliver a 10 week acting course to 12 men and women who had just been released from serving long sentences in prison. She is a member of Actors Equity and has extensive professional theatre, film and tv experience as an actress.

Kate Copeland

Kate has a BA Hons (2:1) in Classics from Newcastle University and a BA Hons in Acting (2:1) from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. She is a member of British Equity and works regularly in Theatre, TV and Film. Kate has worked as a Roleplay actor and Facilitator since 2001 in the UK and across Europe. Clients in the Private Sector include UBS, MasterCard, HSBC, British Airways, Accenture, KPMG, Unilever, Virgin and many of the Top 20 Law Firms. She also works in Public Sector for several County Councils, numerous NHS services, Thames Water, Defence Services and many of the UK’s Leading Universities.

Rosie Hallet

Rosie holds degrees in Drama and English from Stanford University and performs regularly on Bay Area stages. As a role-play actor, she is a senior Standardized Patient, and has worked with Peers and Players for a variety of clients in the Bay Area. She is expert in interview skills, rapport, building team and Critical conversations and delivering bad news and working with the challenging personalities. Learn more →

Wiley Naman Strasser

A Performance Artist in Los Angeles, New York, Europe, and South America. He has experience with most Bay Area Theatre companies and has a degree in Theater with an Emphasis in Acting from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television. He has roleplay experience across multiple industries for US and UK based companies in the US and Singapore. Learn more →

Erin Merritt

Erin is an award-winning producer and director who founded her own theatre company, specializing in gendered performance, at the age of 28, to help foster equity and inclusion through multi-ethnic casting. She produces and directs the regional Theater Bay Area Awards.

As a coach, initially working with engineering students at UC Berkeley. Erin helps people find their voice and companies to live their values through vocal and physical preparation to more complex brand-focused work (mission and values statements; sexual harassment trainings; difficult conversation trainings; and unique client engagement events). She specializes in working with women, introverts, and new tech entrepreneurs. New to Peers and Players, her recent clients include Schellenberger Ventures GmbH, Berlin FDR; Signature Bank, NY; and Lawrence Berkeley Labs, CA.

Rebecca Leiner

Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater. Rebecca is returning to San Francisco after working as an actor in the Midwest with The Guthrie Theater, Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival, Raven Theater, Park Square Theater, Illusion Theater as well as working on some film projects. She coached and role played with the Minneapolis police at the Barbra Schneider Foundation, focusing on de-escalation and empathy training. She has also been a Standardized Patient, where she role played for third year medical school exams. Rebecca has spent many years teaching theater and coaching young actors.

Chris Burke

Chris is an actor, director, producer and voice-over artist. He is a graduate of the University of Western Sydney, has a Bachelor of Arts (Theatre) degree and he is currently undertaking a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment. He has been a professional actor for over 25 years and has a wealth of experience in theatre, television, film and corporate performance. As a corporate Role Player, Chris has worked with NAB, KPMG, CITIBANK, SHL, Seven West Media, Johnson & Johnson, Volkswagen, Qantas, Jetstar, SKM and executive level public servants.

Wade Doolan

Wade holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the Queensland University of Technology. He has been involved in the Sydney performance arts community since graduating in 2008. Since then, he has worked in stage, independent film, commercial and television. He was a founding member of the critically acclaimed Little Spoon Theatre Company in which was involved as a producer, actor and assistant director. Wade has worked in the corporate role play space since 2012. He has worked for Role Play Australia predominantly contracted to Transport NSW.

Narelle Nash

Narelle has a BA in Psychology at UNSW and a Graduate Diploma of Counseling at the Australian College of Applied Psychology. She has completed several short courses in acting at recognised institutions and has appeared in TV. Since 2013, Narelle combined her training in both performance and psychology and began role-play work. Narelle has worked extensively in the corporate sector for Transport for NSW, assisting occupational psychologists by providing learning and training experiences to the public sector as part of psychometric testing for the job selection process.

Frieda McKenna

Frieda is an actor, writer and voice-over artist. A graduate of La Trobe University with a BA Honours, majoring in Drama and Econonmics. 
Frieda has been a professional actor for more than 20 years with credits including 26 episodes of The Wedge, 5 episodes of We Can Be Heroes, City Homicide, and Winners and Losers. For more than 16 years she has been a senior consultant in the retail industry. She has been a Multi-Site Manager for Caltex, and Senior Manager for Coles Supermarkets.

Mick Preston

Mick trained as an actor in New York with Uta Hagen. He lived there for eleven years. He has worked extensively in film, tv, theatre and corporate role play. Mick has a B.Ed., Cert 1V T&A & DISC accreditation. His role play work is also extensive & includes the areas of finance, medicine, mental health, pharmaceuticals, government, etc. and has covered such topics as corporate fraud, communication skills, conflict management, engaging in difficult conversations, and workplace bullying and harassment.

Warren Adams

Warren studied Drama and Performing Arts at Middlesex University and has worked as a television and stage actor, voice-over artist, and trainer/role-player. He conducts specialist workshops in speech training and presentation skills for banks such as Credit Acrecole and Morgan Stanley.  Work with corporate and institutions includes corporate and medical roleplay for hospitals and mental health institutions both in the UK and HK.

Leon Hill

Mr. Hill is a media producer, consultant and professional actor.  For 19 years he was a California civil trial lawyer and criminal prosecutor.  A public speaker on security, individual rights, law enforcement reform and other legal matters, he has represented a wide spectrum of clients in civil and criminal matters through trial and appeal.  As an actor he has appeared on TV in the USA, Europe, Hong Kong, Korea and Japan and in over 25 feature films. In HK he was in Streetcar Named Desire, The Resistable Rise of Artuo Ui, Othello and as Ludwig Van Beethoven for the HK Sinfonietta.

Wendy Mok

Wendy working in interactive theatre and role-play
in 1999 and has helped trained people in numerous Fortune 500 companies, law firms and business schools in Hong Kong, U.S.A., Singapore, Japan, Thailand, the Philippines and Macau. Role-play clients include Citibank, HSBC, UBS, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, British Telecom, Telstra, Stanford Business School, Ottobock, Cathay Pacific, H&M, RTHK and many others.

Natalie Shull

With a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Natalie is a Native English speaker with dynamic interpersonal skills and presents information in an engaging, interesting manner. With sixteen years of experience in theatre and television, both on-stage and behind the scenes, including writing and producing for both genres. Natalie has been working for the past 6 years in Corporate Team Building and has lived in Hong Kong since 2005. Natalie speaks Cantonese, French and English. She was a Designer / Small Business Owner at Boudoir Betty in New York for 3 years.

Charlie Shroeder

Charlie went to Bates College, USA, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and studied at the British American Drama Academy in London. As an actor he has worked in the TV, theatre and on stage.  He is a published freelance writer in memoirs and articles and Senior editor for Tatler Asia and Time Out magazine Hong Kong. He has been an interpersonal Communications Coach Business Role-Player and Content Provider since 1997.

Vicki Rummun

Vicki is a professional actor who has worked in The UK, Singapore and Hong Kong. Most recently, playing the lead in Doubt at the HK Rep. For the past 10 years she has worked for many Youth Theatre organizations, teaching LAMDA speech and drama, directing shows at the HKAPA and training workshop leaders for Faust International. Her experience particularly with LAMDA, has enabled her to assist others improve their communication skills and public speaking.

Christine Domingo Klitsie

Christine is an experienced actress, workshop facilitator and therapist. She trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London and through various courses in Asia. Recent Hong Kong credits include Vital Voices’ Seven, In The Next Room, City That Never Sleeps and Orbis’ Don’t Look Away. Prior to her current work, she was trained as a medical doctor and then had an international corporate career where she was responsible for and worked in over a dozen countries including Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia and New Zealand.

John Knowles

John Knowles is an actor, writer, improviser and trainer. He is the current Director of Corporate Training & Entertainment at Impro Australia. He has performed corporate role plays and character hoaxes for many companies including Downer, Uniting, Apple, Rabobank, Sharp and Xerox.  He has created and facilitated communication training programs for IBM, BIS, 3M, Apple, Yahoo, Gadens Lawyers and ING. John is a certified coach having completed the Coach U (CEFT) program. John has worked for Australian Business Theatre (ABT), taught at Screenwise Acting Academy and runs his corporate entertainment company, Solid Lines Creative.  

Suz Mawer

Graduate of Queensland University of Technology – BA(Drama), Suz Mawer successfully juggles a career in both the corporate and the Arts sector. She brings a range of these skills to her role in The Star Entertainment Group. Moving from the Table Games to The Regulatory Affairs department in 2011, and to the Group role of Senior Compliance Advisor in 2016. In theatre, Suz has worked with some of Australia’s most innovative theatre companies. Suz has also facilitated workshops for Brisbane City Council and corporate workshops for Theatresports Queensland. Role-play clients include Relationships Australia, Australian Law Society, Ambulance Officer training, Mater Children’s Hospital.

Jane Watt

Jane is an actor, improviser and writer. She trained at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and graduated in 2014. Since graduating from WAAPA, Jane has become an active member of Sydney’s independent theatre, film and comedy scenes. Jane has also worked extensively as a corporate performer and trainer, with a variety of companies such as Impro Australia, ITS, Corporate Actors Australia and Corporate Theatre P/L. Roles have included; facilitating workshops, presenting, performing scripted sketches, performing improvised comedy and interactive role-play. 

Marshall Cowan

Marshall has a background in Biotechnology, Computer Science and Information Technology and has worked in various corporate management roles. He has worked in corporate and educational roleplay since 2010, covering scenarios involving clinical diagnosis, rehabilitation, legal interviewing, criminology and corporate communication. His clients have included Flinders University, University of South Australia, the State Library of South Australia, and numerous legal firms and Adelaide-based businesses. 

Deborah Jones

Deborah is an actor, director and producer in both film and theatre. She has been an acting teacher in various institutions around Sydney for the past twenty years. Deborah has been working with Roleplay Australia since 2001, performing role-play with clients such as Westpac, Sydney Transport Australia, NSW Police, DOCS, Telstra and many more.

Debra Tang

Debra has worked all over the world, including Hungary, Germany, Japan, India, USA and United Kingdom. She has been twice nominated for the Asian TV Awards for Best Performance, and won the Excellent Performer Award in Toyama, Japan. Originally trained as an architect, Debra worked as a management consultant with a local consulting firm, and later, as associate partner of The Gallup Organization.

Dianah Dulany

Dianah holds a Masters of Fine Arts from Lindenwood University. She has worked as a professional improviser and instructor for over 30 years, beginning her improv career in New York City before moving to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to manage a non-profit theater company. She performed with ComedySportz-Milwaukee for four years before bringing ComedySportz to Houston in 1990. Dianah is a sought-after performer and improv teacher, most notably for the Texas Thespians State Festival.

Seán Patrick Judge

Seán has two Bachelors Degrees from The University of Iowa Drama and French departments respectively. Upon graduation, he worked extensively in theatre in Chicago for 5 years, before moving to New York and working in theatre 4 more years before settling in Houston in 2004. Seán’s Corporate Role Play experience began in Chicago in 1995. He’s worked primarily with oil and gas companies, such as BP, British Gas, Shell and Exxon, Seán supplements his income as the assistant to New York Times Best-selling author and neuroscientist David Eagleman. 

Sara Gaston

B.A. in Drama from the University of Texas at Austin, with extensive improv study with Second City. Sara has extensive acting credits, and has taught acting and communication skills since 2007. Her experience includes role-playing for corporations in Houston, Boston, Chicago and Atlanta with law schools and medical facilities and is also a Teaching Assistant, training, role-playing and giving feedback with medical students.

She has worked both administrative and human resources capacities. She has created and conducted her own acting classes and workshops, coached people on speaking in front of groups and having enrolling conversations. Sara is one of our key people in Texas. Learn more →

David Matranga

With a Master of Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama, he began his career in theatre, TV, film and voice acting in NY and was in Occupy Texas and Be Not Afraid. He has voiced over 100 roles, including Appleseed, Appleseed Ex Machina, Appleseed Alpha, Halo legends and Starship Troopers: Invasion.

David teaches acting at Sam Houston State University, the Alley theatre and Stages Repertory Theatre. He has worked as a trainer and standardized patient teaching assistant since 2009, working with UT Medical School and Baylor College of Medicine. His corporate training and role-play industry experience ranges from the oil industry, Shell, to Houston area law firms, helping facilitate mock depositions and trials to working directly with the energy industry during a stint with UK based company, Impromptu. Learn more →  

Michael Brusasco

Degrees from Willamette University it Salem, Oregon and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. An inaugural company member at the Great River Shakespeare Festival and member at the Utah Shakespeare Festival.  He has directed/coached at universities including New York’s Stella Adler Conservatory as well as Willamette University. In the corporate world Michael has worked in executive assistant and analyst positions with Marsh & McLennan Companies, Estee Lauder, Warburg Pincus, and Kaiser Permanente serving as the assistant to the head of National Media Relations, as well as in the academic sector at UC Berkeley. He also is a New York State Licensed Real Estate Salesperson associated with Bohemia Realty Group.

Leanne Curran

Leanne has years of experience in theatre and film as well as high-level sales and management experience in the corporate arena. Leanne’s credits include Feature Film and short film roles and several theatre productions. On a corporate level, Leanne has over 20 years of high-level sales and management experience in the highly competitive telecommunications industry. Leanne also has extensive role-playing experience and is regularly sought after to provide her role-play for clients such as Chevron Australia, The Western Australian Police, and Notre Dame University School of Medicine. 

Chiara Motley

Master of Fine Arts from The National Theatre Conservatory in Denver, CO and BA from Stanford University. Chiara has been trained to teach voice, speech, public speaking, and storytelling in both her undergraduate and graduate training.  She has led workshops for Seattle Shakespeare Company as well as the Denver Center’s Education program.  Chiara has worked with chefs and restaurateurs on their ability to speak passionately and eloquently about their food and restaurant concepts in order to solicit possible investors. She recently worked for Peers and Players at the UBS Staff Training Sessions.

Jonny C Kaplan

Jonathan has a Bachelor’s of Arts from Stanford University. After graduating, Jonathan moved to NYC where he has worked extensively on Broadway, off-Broadway, and Regionally. Jonathan’s Corporate Role Play experience includes several years of real play scenarios for organizations such as Morgan Stanley and Columbia Health, as well as creating and running a program with Jewish Theological Seminary. An experienced improviser, Mr Kaplan regularly performs at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. Jonathan has worked with Peers and Players on a number of projects including GSK, Citi Bank and UBS.

Bethany Caputo

Bethany has worked extensively on stage as well as film and TV. Bethany has performed corporate industrial work for Barclay International, Northwestern University, Domaine de Canton, and on camera industrial work for Indiana State Tourism Board.  Bethany has been a standardized patient for Rush University, Loyola University, and The University of Chicago, and she was asked to develop and participate in an instructional video for the training of standardized patients by the University of Chicago.  Bethany is certified as an Open Space Facilitator, and has participated, in a Master of Arts in Conflict Transformation, with Karuna Center for Peacebuilding. 

Britt Yates

Classically trained at the Actors College of Theatre and Television in 2015, Britt has worked across theatre, feature films, television commercials and corporate work.  Britt has done multiple educational training videos for The Health Education and Training Institute NSW (HETI), as well as medical roleplaying for The University of Notre Dame Sydney, and Prison guard roleplaying for Whitelion Bail Out.

Susan Ling Young

Cert IV Music Theatre Performance. Role play experience includes – Frequent work for the NSW Police Dept., Australian Institute for Relationship Studies, Griffith University, Qld, Notre Dame University, NSW and the Australian Medical Council (medical student examinations & other healthcare training). Susan is also a Registered Nurse, with over 20 year’s-experience and has, Certificate III in Early Childcare, current RSA, WCC and First Aid Certificate.

Danxia Yung

Danxia is a Chinese-Norwegian-Australian actor and has played several roles in feature films, short films, TV and commercials. A graduate of Bachelor of Journalism at The University of Queensland, and holder of Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) as well as Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Danxia has worked in teaching ESL for 3 years. She has in the past owned her own business in recruitment for hospitality events and has worked extensively in event supervision.

Nate Starkey

Nate has been performing, writing and producing for stage and screen since 1990. He performs at comedy improv theaters. He creates original content for movies and series. Nate spent 15 years in NYC, as an award winning comedian and the most tenured improv teacher at the People’s Improv Theater. As a corporate improv workshop instructor, role player and team builder, Nate’s list of corporate clients include P.W.C., Morgan Stanley, Johns Hopkins, Google, Disney, and the U.S. Olympic Team. Before working full time as an actor, corporate trainer, coach and teacher, Nate worked as a film maker where he produced corporate films for clients such as IBM, PODS Moving and Storage, the Philadelphia 76ers and Blue Cross Blue Shield.