Born and raised in Washington, DC, our token American, Sofia Eidsath, came to improv through acting, comedy, and a lifelong love of Whose Line is it Anyway? A desire to pursue acting and stand-up comedy led Sofia to Shut the Front Door classes, and she has not looked back. She performs with OTH and has also been a feature performer with Hard to Handle. Sofia is also building her video acting credits through various sketch comedy and web series.
Away from the stage, Sofia’s career is a work in progress. Her list of volunteer work includes cat shelters, soup kitchens, elementary schools, and her opinion. She also enjoys dancing, singing, rambling, acting, writing, putting bags inside of other bags, collecting cat hair, and vomiting in front of Presidents (no, not that one).
Detroit Rock City’s own Phil Garinger found his way across the border to Southern Ontario as a youngster, but it wasn’t until recently that he stumbled across a drop-in improv class and discovered what he had been missing his entire life.
With children that no longer require constant supervision (or any at all), Phil is able to turn his attention to learning and performing improv.
He also enjoys creating when offstage, utilizing steel, concrete and wood for fun. After coaching minor league sports, Phil finds time to kick up his feet and sip a smooth single malt.
Another local London boy, Matt Grimminck discovered improv as a way to get out of the house while on parental leave. Turns out he was a natural fit! We’re lucky the classes took place just down the road from his house. Off the Hinges is Matt’s first improv and stage experience.
When Matt isn’t moonlighting with OTH, he’s a Business Developer for London Life. Away from work and improv, Matt loves watching and attending Blue Jays games. He is also a lifelong Chicago Blackhawks fan.
Lily Mae emerged from Palmerston, Ontario searching for adventure, and that is exactly what she found. An eclectic career path has seen her bounce around the globe, dabbling in a little bit of everything.
As a voiceover artist, her coach recommended improv as a means to explore character and creativity. Lily has also taught dance, Zumba, and classrooms full of children.
Lily loves a game of Whose Line?, and can’t help you cook, but is “a very confident eater.”
Perhaps it was divine guidance that put Heather Pegg in the STFD crowd that fateful evening, as her soul cried out for more, and she soon signed up to learn the art of improv.
A native of London, Heather likes to warm up with a game of Blind Freeze Tag while finding her inner breath and utilizing positive energy.
When she isn’t volunteering for every single extracurricular activity at work, Heather is either riding her motorcycle, playing soccer, or running a relaxing triathlon.