Theater Staff

Our Artistic Director

Rita Boersma

Rita (she/her/hers) has been part of the Twin Cities theater community for 18 years, as an improviser, actor, storyteller, teacher, writer and director. Rita got her start as a company member in Comedysportz and has since worked in film and on stage across the Cities. At HUGE, she is a performer in The Mess and Show X and over a dozen other productions including bestselling shows, Family Dinner, OMG and Off Book. As a director, she most recently helmed Attenborough, Throwback 2019 and the 2017 and 2018 seasons of Family Dinner. Rita has extensive show production experience and is also one of HUGE’s most highly-rated teachers. Outside of performing, Rita has over 15 years experience working in education and nonprofit organizations.


Our Managing Director

Sean Dillon

Sean’s (he/him/his) signed on as Managing Director in 2018. His involvement with HUGE began back in 2012 with the Theater’s first Throwback Night. Since that time, he has gone on to perform with a variety of groups including Yes Anderson, The Away Team, Nimblicity, Neutrino, Attenborough, DillyDallHaus, and others. He has taught improv at HUGE for the past six years, co-directs the show Off-Book, and previously served as the theater’s volunteer Accessibility Coordinator.

Outside of improv, Sean is a stage and film actor, writer, and director, the founder of horror theater company Oncoming Productions, a dinosaur puppeteer for the Science Museum of Minnesota, and a wildly improbable hand model. 


Our Director of Diversity and Inclusion

John Gebretatose

Photo of John Gebretatose

photo by Alvan Washington

John (he/him/his) rose from the ranks of HUGE Theater students to become an improv instructor. He trained and worked at Brave New Workshop, and has performed stand-up comedy in the Twin Cities for over eleven years. He is a co-founder of renowned Twin Cities improv troupe Blackout Improv and a founding member of Late Nights Minneapolis With Joe Rapp. 

Over the past few years, John has become a leading light in efforts to change the face of American improv, making it ever more welcoming and representative of the communities around it. He has lead and facilitated diversity and inclusion programming for improv theaters all over the world with a mission of uplifting all voices. 

John has taught improv workshops internationally, coached improv groups, and currently teaches at HUGE in addition to heading up diversity and inclusion programs. He is the co-founder of the Black and Funny Improv Festival as well as the Twin Cities chapter of Our Cities on Our Stages.


Our Bar Manager

Joe Rappjoerapp

Joe (he/him/his) has been improvising since 2003. Aside from managing the bar, he is also part of the teaching staff at HUGE. Joe is co-founder, Managing Director and a performer with The Bearded Company, which is a locally known and nationally recognized touring group.

He is also a part of CSz Twin Cites and Late Nights Minneapolis with Joe Rapp and is a freelance graphic designer as his “day” job.

He enjoys beer, wine and candy in appropriate amounts.


Our Tireless Admin

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Breanna Cecile

Breanna (she/her/hers) fell in love with improv during the 2013 Improvathon where she twisted her brain by watching 28 straight hours of performances and she has never been the same. Since then, she has trained at HUGE Improv Theater and the Brave New Workshop in Minneapolis, MN and has poured countless hours into becoming an improv performer and teacher herself. Breanna has performed with groups such as: Foul Play: Improvised Agatha Christie, Gifted & Talented, Manners & Misconduct: an Improvised Jane Austen, Neutrino: the Improvised Movie Project (started by the Upright Citizens Brigade in NYC) and Squash Banana. When she’s not on stage, she can be found handling the daily workings of HUGE, teaching improv, or snuggling with her two cats Jack and Mindy…or anyone’s cats really.

HUGE employs a limited number of individuals in our community as limited-shift house managers, bartenders, and booth technicians. If you would like to be considered for open positions, the first step is to fill out this form: HUGE Employment Interest Form