Asaf Ronen and Karen Eleanor Wight as Imp use commedia dell’arte archetypes to create improvised clown vignettes.

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IMP (Karen Eleanor Wight & Asaf Ronen)

About the Group:

Asaf Ronen is the creator and Editor-in-Chief of, a website devoted to improvisation, and is the author of Directing Improv: Show the Way By Getting Out of the Way. He has been involved in improv since 1990, starting in college and working with Theatresports, ComedySportz and directing his own longform improv troupe, Hiatus, where he helped create original formats. Asaf has taught improvisation in Canada, Great Britain, Norway and in twenty-two of The United States. His directing credits include the all-girl group goga, the improvised comic book adventure show Ka-Baam!!, and Death in the City, a dramatic longform improv piece, at the NY Fringe Festival. Asaf has taught throughout NYC’s public school system as a resident artist through LEAP and New Horizons and as part of Weist-Barron’s ACTeen. In 2000, Asaf worked with Cirque du Soleil as a scout for improvisational talent. Currently, he resides in Austin, TX where he is the Managing Director of the Austin Improv Collective.

Karen Eleanor Wight is a New York-based dancer, improviser, and teacher. She most recently co-starred in the Off-Broadway production of The Screwtape Letters, a two-person play in which she played a demon-creature, Toadpipe, as well as 7 additional characters all portrayed using physical transformation. Karen also performed The Screwtape Letters at the Lansburgh Theatre in DC and on tour to cities including San Francisco, Louisville, Phoenix, Austin, and Houston. Karen has been improvising for 16 years and is a founding member of goga and The Greenstone Players. In addition to performing, Karen teaches improv at festivals nationally and internationally including Seattle, Toronto, New Zealand, Austin, Baltimore, Providence, Oberlin, Miami, and Los Angeles. For clowning and corporel mime, she has studied with Christopher Bayes (of Julliard, Kennedy Center, and NYU) and Christopher Eaves (student of Marcel Marceau) respectively.

Hometown: Austin, TX/New York, NY
Home Theatre: N/A

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