UNT alumnus Curt Dixon finds his way into Improv theater work

Curt DixonCurt Dixon ('86) doesn't work from a script. As founding member of the New York City-based Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, he spoofs Stephen King novels and night court sessions from the top of his head and audience suggestions.

After graduating with an advertising degree, Dixon moved to Los Angeles, where he belonged to the famous improv group The Groundlings.

"I love the discovery aspect of improv," he says. "It is incredible to see how following a few basic rules can result in such a fantastic journey for not only the improvisers, but the audience."

UNT helped fuel his imagination.

"I was surrounded by creativity and artistic expression," he says. "Thinking outside the box was not only accepted but encouraged in most of my classes."