Butch Roy

Butch Roy is the Executive Director of HUGE Improv Theater. Butch loves improv. It all started 14 years ago with attending a show at the legendary Brave New Workshop, which turned into studying improv at the Brave New Institute, which later led to becoming the Technical Director at the Brave New Workshop, a position he proudly held for eight years. Somewhere in there he also earned his B.F.A. from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, got married, had some kids.

In 2002, Butch founded Improv A Go-Go, a weekly, all improvised showcase of some of the best local and national improvisers. Now in its eighth year, this Sunday night show still manages to sell out on a regular basis. In 2006, Butch started the Twin Cities Improv Festival (TCIF), a four-day event featuring shows and workshops. Held each June, TCIF has grown every year, attracting some of the most well-respected and talented improvisors on the continent.

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The Big Bang theory of local theater

Vision

Yes, Butch Roy helped found some of the area's leading improv shows. No, you don't need to ask his permission to start your own.

Producing theater between the poles

Production

Improv performer and producer Butch Roy has learned that there's a world of difference between being on stage and working behind the scenes.