Spitfire Spotlight: Warren Buchholz

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What's your day job?

Multimedia Marketing Coordinator. I drink a lot of coffee, do various duties as assigned, and hide underneath my desk.

Do you have any hobbies outside of improv?

Sleeping, photographing, writing, crying.

What drew you to improv?

My friend said "let's go" so I went, and he didn't show up, but I did it anyway. I didn't know at the time, but later I realized that being able to perform as myself, especially in front of people, I was able to work through many of my mental health issues. It became a type of therapy that really helped my recovery process and still helps to this day, which keeps me drawn completely.

Warren Buchholz performing in  Whose Line St Pete .

Warren Buchholz performing in Whose Line St Pete.

What do you like to do most on stage?

The catharsis of getting up there and being honest to a crowd that doesn't know you're being honest with them. At least, trying to be honest. Sometimes it doesn't go too well with said crowd.

What makes a good scene in your opinion?

That pure connection you get to make with others, which drives the scene forward. You know it when that spark happens, and you're on that same wavelength for the rest of the scene. It feels really flipping good.

What's the most memorable moment you've had at Spitfire?

Getting to watch the first show ever and falling in love with the space.

How would you explain Spitfire shows to someone who's never been?

Have you ever seen Whose Line Is It Anyway? No? It's like Saturday Night Live but unscripted. Oh, you don't watch SNL--it's like a movie but all made up.

How would you describe the Spitfire community in 5 words or less?

The best f*cking family ever.

Mary Rill, Larry Bukovey, and Warren Buchholz performing in  Improvarama .

Mary Rill, Larry Bukovey, and Warren Buchholz performing in Improvarama.

Warren Buchholz is a Performer, as well as a Brand Designer and one of the theater’s owners.