Ahmad has been an active member of CSz Houston since 1999. With Comedysportz Houston, he has taught Improv 201, and he directed Alice In Wonderland: Unscripted in 2015. He has lead corporate workshops for companies such as ConocoPhilips, ExxonMobil, FMC Technologies, and Landmark Halliburton.
Ahmad has worked as actor, director and designer for Houston theater companies such as STAGES Repertory Theater, the Alley Theater, and Main Street Theater. He is a middle- and high-school teacher, and has taught at public and private schools for over six years.
Chad Minchew has worked as an improvisor and trainer with CSz Houston for the last 8 years. Now the Artistic Director for the company, Chad's role in the company is managing a team of over 40 players so that they are always sharp and engaged with audiences week in and week out. He also runs the education program for CSz Houston, as well as recruits and trains new trainers within the theatre's own team.
Dianah Dulany has worked as a professional improvisor and instructor/trainer for over 28 years. Starting her career in New York City, she moved to Houston in 1990 to open ComedySportz, now Houston’s longest running show. Through her active involvement in Meeting Planers International and International Special Events Society, she has built strategic partnerships with many members of the Houston special events community. An inspiring business woman, Dianah was honored by Houston Woman Magazine in 2011 and is an in-demand speaker and corporate trainer. Dianah began her ComedySportz career in 1986 when she joined ComedySportz Milwaukee and still performs weekly.
May Smithwick has been a corporate trainer and team building leader with CSz Houston for 11 years. With extensive experience creating programs, May has delivered workshops which include Leadership, Teamwork, Problem Solving, Customer Service, Presentation Skills as well as Communication Improvement Training. Our goal is to provide personalized training programs that focus on the client’s goals while using an interactive learning environment that is fun as well as challenging. May’s workshops allow the participants to become actively involved because we believe in a common sense, hands-on, get-up-off-your-chair-and-have-fun approach that will get people energized and laughing. By the end of the workshop, we’ll have the group effectively working together by thinking positively, listening closely, and trusting in their own and their fellow team members’ abilities. Not to mention, having a whole lot of fun doing it! Some of the companies I have taught workshops for include Halliburton, BP, Chevron, Exxon Mobil and many others.
With a BA from University of Houston in Interpersonal Communication May has made it a study of working with groups so everybody has the opportunity work on their communication skills and have fun while doing it.
Steph’s infectious enthusiasm and applicable messages, delivered with genuine warmth and humor have made her a presenter in demand. Steph has trained hundreds of executives, actors, and students in improvisational and interactive theatre techniques over her varied career. She proudly represents women throughout the U.S. as the Miss Plus America Ambassador, and was their national titleholder MS. Plus America 2009. Nationally she has presented award winning programs forCOMMON a Users Group, Houston West Chamber of Commerce, Incredible Networking, RCMA (Religious Conference Management Association), and NAR (National Association of Realtors). She’s been named the2012 Woman of the Year by the Galleria league of ABWA (American Business Women’s Association).
"Brendon truly understands the connection between body and mind for an actor. Before taking classes with him, I had no idea that improvisation (a skill deeply rooted in relaxation and manipulation of the body) could free me up so much on stage during plays. If you are interested in personalizing your work as a performer, take a class from him. If you are interest in learning a little more about your own voice as an artist, take a class from him. If you are interested in a little F-U-N, well, you know what to do." - Tasha Gorel