Branded Content Writer, Fans 1st Media
Wrote branded, sketch comedy content for series of comic shorts for Cheeze-Its.
Worked with director to assist with casting.
Writer/Producer, Victrola! Podcast
2015 - 2016
Producer/show runner of monthly sketch comedy podcast.
Material for podcast is developed live using improv.
Writer for Austin-based youtube channel. (Link)
Worked with writers room to develop content and as well as series pitches for Above Average Network..
Directed comedic shorts (not yet released).
Script Assistant, Kids in the Hall
Worked with legendary sketch comedy group to refine material for their 2014 tour.
Tracked and maintained changes to scripts, settled a couple of arguments.
Writer/Script Supervisor, “Dark Rye” (Pivot)
Wrote 20 half hour episodes documentary television, currently airing on the Pivot Network.
Worked with producers and directors to refine and adjust scripts based on network notes.
Worked with actors and director on set to update scripts to suit location and shoot schedule.
Comedy Writer, Whole Foods Market
2009 - 2014
Written and performed 15 comedic shorts (for internal use) for Whole Foods Market
Script Consultant, Stag Comedy! presents: Sensible Pantsuit
Worked with writers and directors of Austin based, touring sketch comedy group Stag! as an outside eye to punch up and hone the script for their show, Sensible Pantsuit.
Improv and Sketch Comedy Teacher, ColdTowne Theater
Multiple-time Nominee for “Best Improv Teacher in Austin.”
Experience working and leading a student writer’s room and facilitating creative conversation.
Writer/Director/Performer, ColdTowne Theater Mainstage Sketch Show
2009 - 2012
Wrote, Directed or Performed in several full length Mainstage Sketch shows.
Used improv and rehearsal process to develop and refine material for shows in the Second City tradition.
Managed a cast of six performers, integrating their ideas into each script.
Writer/Performer, Lovey and Lovey
Winner, “Best of Austin” 2009
Winner “Best of Fest” Frontera Fest, 2008
Used improv, rehearsal, to develop and refine sketch content.
Associate Editor/Staff Writer, Offbeat Magazine, New Orleans
Interviewed local musicians and wrote a monthly column under tight deadlines for New Orleans's premier roots music magazine. (http://www.offbeat.com/author/michael-jastroch/)
Developed online content with a staff of freelance writers.
Editor/Staff Writer, Where Y'at Magazine, New Orleans
Interviewed artists and wrote regular features spotlighting pop culture in the crescent city.
Developed all content for the magazine with freelance writers, photographers and coordinated press with publicists.
New York University – BA, History (1996 - 2000)