St. Petersburg, FL
Friday 7:30pm & Saturday 6:30pm
Faces is a 2 man improv team from St. Petersburg, FL. Zach and Nicholas perform a mono scene, showcasing the weird chemistry of their character’s relationship forged through surreal circumstances and revealed through a high-paced monologue-hotspot that breaks the fourth wall and lets the audience peak inside their character’s heads as the story unfolds.
Nicholas Riggs is Owner and Artistic Director of Unscripted Theatre in St. Petersburg, FL, Executive Producer and Founder of the Tampa Bay Improv Festival, and a touring improv teacher and artist. He received his PhD in Improvisation from USF in 2016 by taking an interpretive look at couples who improvise together, and in 2015 was coined Tampa Bay’s “Improv Godfather” by Creative Loafing. Touting an eclectic training resume, he’s studied at iO Chicago, The Hideout Theatre in Austin, and American Stage in St. Pete, and taken scores of workshops and intensives with improv legends from almost all schools of thought, including The Second City, Upright Citizens Brigade, The Annoyance, The Magnet, Improv Boston, Villain Theater, and many others. Nicholas performs weekly in St. Pete with the duos Equanimity & Faces, as well as his narrative indie team Cult Classic, American Stage house team Separate Checks, and literary inspired indie team Wesley & the Crushers. He also recently directed Unscripted’s mainstage shows Blank Slate & Westworld Unscripted, and is gearing up to direct Law & Order: Stupid Laws Unit this summer.
Zach hails from Tampa, FL where he's been improvising for half a decade with numerous teams around the bay area. He started performing in college where he quickly developed a knack for the art and became known for his fluid style and pinpoint body/object work. His sense of quick, loose, narrative-heavy long form led him to appear in mainstage shows at Unscripted Theatre in St. Petersburg, most recently Blank Slate & Westworld Unscripted. Zach has performed at numerous festivals including Miami, Sarasota, Orlando, Nashville, and Gainesville, and Palm Beach, and has helped produce the Tampa Bay Improv Festival since it began. Presently, he appears weekly at Unscripted Theatre with duo teams Faces & Kelvin & Kilo, as well as narrative team Cult Classic & mainstage show Westworld Unscripted.