Wage House

Wage House is an improv comedy theater created in 2016 by Casey Calderiso and Kate Teichman. Their first show was held on February 3, 2017. Located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, this performance space and training center is a happy part of the artistic community working out of Lorraine Mills. Wage House offers a range of shows including improvisation, sketch, original theater, and variety.
Kate Teichman
founding member of Wage House
Kate has performed and taught improv comedy and theater for 15 years. An Ohio native, she received her B.F.A. in Theater Performance from Ohio University, and began performing improv with other students who also didn’t have plans on a Saturday night. After graduating she moved to Chicago where she studied improv at iO Chicago (formerly ImprovOlympic) and became an ensemble member of The Curious Theater Branch, a company dedicated to creating and supporting new plays. She also created curriculum, taught, and directed for Mudlark Theater, a company invested in elevating children’s work to a professional level. In Chicago, Kate had the opportunity to perform in many new works, direct a production of The Maids, and help create the improv team You Get Punched in her Chicago neighborhood. Since moving to Rhode Island, Kate has performed in many groups including Improv Jones, Summer Camp, Kickasaurus Rex, Gray’s Halpman, Diner Report, and more. Kate writes and performs regularly with the Empire Revue, a sketch comedy variety show. Kate works as an improv instructor in and around Providence with both adults and little folks. She’s got a trick ankle so she usually wears gym shoes.
Casey Calderiso
founding member of Wage House
Casey Calderiso has been performing and teaching improv comedy for the past 12 years. Based out of Rhode Island, she was an ensemble member of SkyPunch! for six years garnering a strong local following. In recent years she has also been a member of the Sparkling Beatniks, the Empire Revue’s resident sketch comedy group, and various improv troupes at the Providence Improv Guild. Casey’s love of performing and teaching has brought her to New York City for the Del Close Marathon and New York Musical Improv Festival. Other appearances at national festivals include the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival in Austin TX, The Boston Improv Festival and the Providence Improv Festival. Casey has taught hundreds of students the art of improv over the years and specializes in introductory classes as well as group scenes. As a firm believer that there is always more to learn, she has taken workshops with Susan Messing, Craig and Carla Cackowski, Jimmy Carrane, and Parallelogramaphonagraph. She is currently continuing her improv education at the Upright Citizens Brigade Training Center in New York City.

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