The Kansas City Improv Company is pleased to announce that we have our new General Manager. Chante, a familiar face around the KC Improv Company and former Assistant General Manager, is taking the reins from Ryan Hruza, and we couldn’t be more excited.
A Kansas City native, Chante has been highly involved in improv for most of her life, starting back in high school when she joined the 48th Street Players in 2002. She continued with several other troupes both in and outside the Kansas City area as she earned a degree in Criminology and moved to Chicago.
While in the Windy City, she went through the training program at the iO Chicago Theatre and the Conservatory at the famed Second City, which produced the likes of Tina Fey, Keegan-Michael Key, and Stephen Colbert, . In the Chicago improv community, she helped raise the profile of the Chicago Improv Den, and was soon hired to help manage another improv venue, Stage 773. All the while, she kept up her relationships with the wonderful improv community in Kansas City.
In 2017, she moved back home to KC and auditioned with The KC Improv Company. We welcomed her back, because we are not stupid. Before long she was our Assistant G.M.
Since coming home, Chante has not only been involved with KC Improv Company, but you also might recognize her from her all-female sketch comedy group the Bowl Cuts, which just made its Fringe Festival debut this year. Now she’s bringing all of her impressive experience in improv performance and management to the Kick Comedy Theater.
“I want to build a strong sense of community within the organization, and branch out more to the rest of the arts community and the city as a whole,: Chante said. “I want to remind the community that a KCIC [KC Improv Company] show or class are always fun things to do in Kansas City.”
Please help us in giving Chante a hand and a warm welcome in her new leadership position!