New York improviser: Nannette Deasy

Nannette Deasy

Nannette Deasy is originally from Chatham Township, New Jersey. After graduating from Columbia University with a degree in English, she began performing professionally. A member of Actors Equity Association, she has performed at theatres including the Public Theatre, LaMama Etc., Ensemble Studio Theatre, and New York Theatre Workshop and in various films.

Nannette is also a comedy improviser and sketch writer at Gotham City Improv. She has fifteen years of improv experience having completed the training programs at the PIT (where she has since performed with various indie teams and as a member of two PITtv teams), Gotham City Improv, Chicago City Limits and three levels of UCB. Additionally, she has taken workshops with master teachers Gary Austin, Michael Gellman and Jeff Michalski.

Nannette has been a member of numerous comedy groups, including the long-running short-form show Off the Top of Our Heads (GCI) and as the former Artistic Director of The Red Tie Mafia, a 40+ member company that performed twice weekly in Manhattan. She is currently the Artistic Director of IRTE , the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble (official selection Philadelphia Improv Fest, Boston Comedy Arts Fest, NYC Improv Fest, Tampa Improv Fest, Portland Improv Fest, New Orleans Comedy Arts Fest, Unscripted New York 2013 & 2014, Del Close Marathons 15 & 16). She also performs with the comedy groups Triple D and Double D and teaches improvisational acting for Gotham City Improv, Improvisation News Conservatory and privately.Nannette's Website