HUGE Improv Theater is thrilled to announce that our new Artistic Director is Rita Boersma.
Rita has been part of the Twin Cities theater community for 16 years, as an improviser, actor, storyteller, teacher, writer and director. Rita is a 15-year ComedySportz veteran who also has been a writer and performer in the MN Fringe Festival for the past six years. At HUGE, she is a performer in The Mess and Show X and over a dozen other productions including Family Dinner, Off Book, Ka-baam!!, Beatbox and The Show. As a director of long-form improv, she most recently helmed Attenborough, the 2017 season of Family Dinner, the 2016 season of Neutrino, and she was a co-director of Party Riot. Rita has extensive show production experience and is also one of HUGE’s most highly-rated teachers.
Rita has worked in the non-profit sector for ten years: coaching speakers, training staff and developing programs. While at nonprofit Youth Frontiers, she was a trusted mentor who fostered the creative process and encouraged the growth of individuals as well as the organization. Rita’s background also includes video production; she uses her sharp sense of story and her ability to move people to communicate her clients’ message with humor and heart.
Rita will begin her work as Artistic Director in mid-August. Part of her vision for her new role is: “to seek out innovative ways to get new faces and new types of shows on stage, to further HUGE’s vision of artistic excellence, and to push the potential of this incredible art form.”
Please join us in welcoming Rita to HUGE!
Additionally, we want everyone to know that announcing Rita as our new Artistic Director concludes an incredible search. We at HUGE were blown away by the resumes and cover letters we received, locally, nationally, and one from the UK. Narrowing the field to four finalists was a difficult task, and we found the finalist interviews for this position were inspiring and exciting. From this experience, we are heartened that the health of the Twin Cities improv community is strong and the bench of talent is deep. We are so grateful to all of the applicants, and we are enormously grateful for this community.