Stakeholder: Jonathan Yeomans

JONATHAN YEOMANS has been improvising since 2008. He's performed, coached and taught all over the Triangle, and studied under improv instructors from theaters in Austin, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City. He's currently on local artist-inspired improv team Golden Age.

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Stakeholder: April Dudash

APRIL DUDASH has been an improvisor since her junior year at the University of Florida. She has participated in long-form, short-form and musical improv as well as sketch comedy. April has performed with teams in Fayetteville, Raleigh and Durham, coached teams, and hosted and produced "Late Nite Tonite with April Dudash," a late-night talk show with live and filmed sketches. She is currently a performer with Mettlesome's Golden Age.

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Stakeholder: Hillary Yonce

HILLARY YONCE is an improviser, actor, writer, producer, and scientist based in Durham, NC. Hillary has been performing improv comedy for over a decade, starting with her undergraduate UNC team CHiPs for which she was also the director, and also performing while in grad school with Univ. of Arizona's The Charles Darwin Experience. Hillary performed regularly at DSI Comedy Theater, and now calls Mettlesome home.

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Stakeholder: Emmett Anderson

Emmett Anderson is a North Carolina based actor, director, and producer. In addition to her work with Mettlesome, Emmett is a long standing ensemble member with the Delta Boys, which most recently mounted productions of ORLANDO and LOVE AND INFORMATION at Manbites Dog Theater.  

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Stakeholder / Partner: Rose Werth

Rose Werth is a performer, actor, storyteller, and producer based in Durham, NC. She is a founding partner and stakeholder of Mettlesome. For the last several years, she has performed in shows in North Carolina and across the country with local theater and improv companies.

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Stakeholder / Partner: Ashley Melzer

ASHLE MELZER is an improviser, writer, photographer, and filmmaker based in Durham, NC. Born in North Florida, she received her Bachelors in Cinematic Arts from the University of Southern California and then a Masters in Folklore from UNC-Chapel Hill. 

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Stakeholder: Josh Rowsey

Joshua “Rowdy” Rowsey is an underground North Carolina recording artist, actor/improviser, and writer featured on NPR, DJ Booth, Indy Week, and various national publications–most recently performing at the Del Close Marathon alongside improvisers such as Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation).

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Stakeholder: Dan Desalva

Dan DeSalva has been performing comedy since 2006. Starting as a stand-up, Dan performed throughout the New York metropolitan area, affiliated with the Kids ’N Comedy program at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York, as well as Treehouse Comedy Productions in Connecticut.

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