Jose Gonzalez [he/him] is a Phoenix native who teaches and performs improv comedy at The Torch Theatre, a volunteer-run, nonprofit theatre that he co-founded in 2007.
For nearly two decades, Jose has taught all across North America and parts of Europe. He’s performed in numerous festivals and events around the world with various groups and ensembles (including Galapagos, VerizonQwest, Mariachi Kittens, Umlautilde, and more), and as a solo artist.
A long-time producer of the Phoenix Improv Festival since its inception,Jose is also the founder and executive producer of Ghostfest, an annual improv marathon. As a storyteller, he hosts the storytelling show Vinyl Voices, where guests tell stories accompanied by songs on for-real vinyl records, spun by show creator, DJ Elle MNOP. Jose’s also the guest host for the Phoenix branch of The Moth StorySlam. Jose can also be heard monthly as a cast member of the Victrola improvised sketch podcast.
So many improv scenes end up taking place in a nameless void because a location was never established. We'll be making The Where a priority and exploring all the gifts that effortlessly spring forth from it by using advanced exercises and techniques. Yes, even via Zoom!