Sam Stralak began improvising in 2009 with his high school team coached by Rapid Fire veteran and Associate Artistic Director Joe Vanderhelm.
In both 2011 and 2012, Sam competed in the CIG (Canadian Improv Games) National tournament in Ottawa. By the fall of 2012 he had joined Rapid Fire in its inaugural season at the Citadel Theatre downtown, since then he has coached Jr. high teams, taught workshops and proudly given back to the high school improv community by taking part in the CIG Regional tournaments and judging NAIL (Northern Alberta Improv League). When he’s not onstage Sam enjoys walking through Mill Creek ravine with his two dogs, trying new restaurants and watching movies.
Feel free to say hi next time you’re at a show, he’s super into high fives.
As a procrastinator, improv skills have saved me a great many times.