About Big Canvas
Big Canvas is Doug Rothgeb, Eric Green, Tracie Mauk, Heather Jones, and Lindsey Theis. Each bring a variety of talents and a combined passion for performing. They met in Omaha and together they found a like minded energy every time they hit the stage.
Together, the group brings decades of improv, stand up, sketch comedy, and theatre experience to the stage. Needless to say, it’s never a dull moment.
For those unfamiliar with improv, the quickest way to explain it is to reference the television show Whose Line Is It Anyway? in which the actors create unrehearsed skits, games or songs, relying only on their quick wit and improvisational skills. For those familiar with Saturday Night Live, the skits are written based on improvising ideas and scenes.
Big Canvas offers improv classes to teens and adults. They also offer team building and public speaking training to groups and organizations, in addition to public improv comedy shows and customized entertainment for private events. Improv classes are not just for actors because they provide the tools for anyone interested in learning how to think quick on their feet, be spontaneous, be more creative, become more flexible and much more.
For experienced improvisors, Big Canvas hopes to offer the stage for performers to create their own shows, teach their own styles and to help spread creative talents and ideas.
Big Canvas sees each show, class, and workshop as an opportunity to grow, laugh, and smile. Each performer becomes another color in the Big Canvas Painting.