All the Horror.
Four times the Comedy.
Since 2007 Blood Squad has been thrilling and chilling audiences around the world (that means the US & Canada so far) with a blend of comedy and horror.
Utilizing a deep knowledge of and genuine love for the classic slasher flick, over the years the ongoing mission of Blood Squad has grown to include improvising various sub-genres of horror films based on a title given by the audience. The concept is simple: a completely improvised story that is high-energy with descriptive edits and asides to create a cinematic feel on stage. No blood, no props, no costumes, no mercy.
Viewer discretion is always strongly advised.
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Molly Arkin fell in love with improv in high school and no one could get her to shut up about it. She took classes and became a company member at Unexpected Productions and then in 2012 went on to become a cast member at Jet City Improv. Somewhere in there she managed to go to Emerson College in Boston. Molly has trained with The Groundlings and Upright Citizen’s Brigade in Los Angeles. She has been a proud member of Blood Squad since 2009. She loves to read but loves Friends and Gilmore Girls more.
Jon Axell is a graduate of the University of Washington where he spent four years as a performer and one as the director of UW’s improv troupe, The Collective. He joined the cast of Jet City Improv in 2005 and has appeared regularly in Jet City’s flagship show, as well as over a dozen feature-length shows including Time Quest, Election Show, Go Tigers!, Funbucket, Men of Action, The Explorers Club, Goin’ Steady: The Musical and Austen Translation. Also with Jet City Improv, he was the creator and director of 2009′s courtroom comedy Objection! as well as 2011′s sci-fi thriller Final Transmission. Jon was invited to join Blood Squad in 2012.
Brandon Felker, co-founder of Blood Squad, began his career as a performer and playwright in College then later moved to Chicago studying under Joyce Sloan, Charna Halpern, and the late great Del Close. From 1993-1995 he became a performer with Second City and Improv Olympic. He joied Seattle group Unexpected Production in 1998 and has since traveled around the world as a guest performer with various groups from Berlin, Munich, Vienna, Graz, and across Canada.
Elicia Wickstead, co-founder of Blood Squad, started improvising in 1992 and joined Unexpected Productions as an ensemble member in 1994. She is also a frequent perfomer at Jet City Improv. She has improvised in a variety of different formats, styles, lengths and languages all over the USA, Canada, Germany and Austria. She enjoys teaching improv throughout Seattle to performers as well as business professionals. She practices kindness to animals but sometimes eats them.