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Impulse Repertory Company

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JESSICA McGUIRE is an Atlanta based actor, improviser, director and educator. After completing her BA in Theatre Arts in 2003, she went on to study acting at Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York City. She also wrote and directed children’s theatre at the Papermill Theatre in Lincoln, NH and served as a drama instructor for Y.E.S. Academy in Seoul, South Korea. Jessica often travels with Atlanta-based Sketchworks Comedy to sketch comedy festivals throughout the United States. Some of her favorite roles in Atlanta include The Cat in the Hat in Seussical! The Musical, and Susan in the world premiere of Bleach.

KARA CANTRELL is an actor, director, and educator who is currently serving as Associate Professor at Kennesaw State University in the Department of Theatre & Performance Studies. She most recently appeared on the big screen in The Divergent Series - Allegiant, Pt. 1, in the Atlanta-produced web series, That's Educational, and spent 2015 and 2016 shooting numerous commercials and industrials. She has appeared on the Atlanta stage with Stage Door Players, Actor's Express, Theatre in the Square, and Synchronicity Theatre to name a few. Kara has also taught at UGA and Georgia Perimeter College, The Alliance Theatre's Education program, The Center for Puppetry Arts, Marcus Jewish Community Center, and the Ferst Center for the Arts. She is a Certified Teacher with the National Michael Chekhov Association.


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VALLEA WOODBURY is an actor, singer, improvisor, and teaching artist whose credits include work with Theatrical Outfit, Actors Express, Aurora Theatre, The Alliance Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, and The Second City Chicago, as well as work in Germany, London, and the Caribbean. Vallea holds an MFA in Performance from the University of Georgia. She is also a Northwestern University graduate and has trained at the School at Steppenwolf and The Second City. She has been an educator at the University of Georgia, The Alliance Theatre, and scores of elementary, middle, and high schools in Metro Atlanta.

MATT LEWIS has performed at many Atlanta theatres, including the Alliance, Theatrical Outfit, the Aurora, Georgia Ensemble, and the Atlanta Lyric Theatre. He’s also worked Off-Broadway at 59E59 and The Beckett. Television credits include “Sleep Hollow,” “Halt and Catch Fire,” and “Nashville,” and he can be been as Ron on “Cobra Kai” in the spring of 2018. Matt holds an MFA in Acting from the University of Alabama and a BA from Kennesaw State University.

JASON C. LOUDER began massaging his acting chops in December of 2009 and has been traveling on that beautiful journey ever since. Appearing on several stages from Atlanta to New York and more recently in television (TNT’s  Good Behavior  and the I.D. Channel’s  Swamp Murder ”), film ( A Product of the American Ghetto ) and voice-over. (Adidas’ “Sport Needs You” national campaign). With his feet firmly planted in Creative Love-Flow, Jason's creative journey has allowed him to travel the wave of self-discovery, experimentation, re-invention and integrity. His genuine desire to hone his craft through continued study, devotion and commitment will bring forth truth and enlightenment. 

RENEE SKIBINSKI was born in Atlanta, GA, but spent most of her childhood in Brazil. She is fluent in Portuguese, and understands and speaks some Spanish. She began formal training with Mark Westbrook of Glasgow in 2013. She moved to Atlanta to pursue her career in acting in March 2015, continuing her training with Robert Mello. When not auditioning or acting, Renee performs with several improv troupes out of Highwire Comedy.