Cheryl Platz (Ensemble)

Cheryl Platz joined the cast of Unexpected Productions in May 2008.  She also co-stars in the weekly Twitch TV series "Shadowrun: Corporate SINs" (as Ma1nfram3) - catch it live at 6PM PT every Wednesday night. She is also a founding member of NERDprov, and a frequent performer and staff member with Seattle Experimental Theater. Her specialties include musical improv, long-form narrative improv, and teaching/coaching new improvisors and corporate clients.

Cheryl got her start in improv while completing her undergraduate degree at Carnegie Mellon University. She was in the cast of the No Parking Players improv troupe and president of CMU’s historic student theatre troupe, Scotch 'n' Soda Theatre. Her first job in entertainment was perfoming in full costume as various Sesame Street Muppets at Sesame Place in Langhorne, PA. This explains quite a lot about her personality. 

During the day, Cheryl works as a senior User Experience Designer at Amazon, designing the future of speech-controlled products for Amazon's Alexa/Echo product team. Other past technology industry jobs include a stint at Disney World, and 4 yrs in the video game industry producing various Sims games and handheld Disney games.

Cheryl is represented by MAM Artists in Seattle for film, video and voiceover work. For weekly updates on Cheryl's appearances at Unexpected Productions and around the Seattle area, visit her official Facebook page.

First Performance Date:
     Sunday, May 11, 2008

First Theatresports Team:
     Stadler and Walnut

Birthday:
     December 21

Hometown:
     Yardley, PA

Website:
     http://www.cherylplatz.com/

Twitter:
     muppetaphrodite

Favorite Improv Games:
     Narrated Ballet, Opera, Piano Bar

Other Jobs:
     Senior User Experience Designer

Childhood Dream Job:
     Imagineer

Fictional Character:
     Pikachu (from Pokemon)

Spirit Animal:
     Bunny

Favorite Superhero:
     Jean Grey