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Stefanie De La Cruz

18 Sep

Stefanie De La Cruz

Stefanie De La CruzStefanie was born on her birthday. Having been raised in Ohio she quickly became the class clown to battle the boredom. Consistently pulling in Ds and Fs, she somehow managed to get As in one class—Drama. After miraculously graduating high school, she moved to Chicago, where she studied Television Writing & Production at Columbia College Chicago. No longer the class clown, she continued honing her sense of humor by becoming a Cubs fan (anyone who knows anything about baseball understands that optimism and a sense of humor are a necessity for any Cubs fan—along with a can of Old Style).

After battling what she refers to as her “creepy stalker dude,” Stefanie took up boxing. Unfortunately, a nasty shoulder injury forced her to find a new hobby. She asked herself, “What could be as scary as getting punched in the face?” Performing in front of a room full of strangers trying to make them laugh, of course. And so it was… improv became her new addiction. Stefanie has taken improv classes at the National Comedy Theatre in San Diego and has performed with the Secret City Comedy Society in Fullerton, California.

In her spare time, Stefanie likes surfing the Internet for nothing at all, occasionally voting for reality TV, and attempting to win the lottery. She still likes the Cubs.

Sumrall Howell

18 Sep

Sumrall Howell

Sumrall HowellSumrall spent her formative years in Oklahoma, Land of the Tumbleweeds, where repeated attempts to reconcile the duality of a life raised by wolves and socialites met with frustration. She does not want to hear your jokes about “Hilbilly Handfishing” (it’s just not that funny) nor does she appreciate references to “The Grapes of Wrath” when discussing her exodus to California…though she acknowledges the literary reference and probably considers you a hipster.

Since becoming infected with snarkiness at an early age, Sumrall now uses this affliction to her advantage to combat phonies, hipsters, and the occasional historical reenactor. In her most neutral state, Sumrall would be considered calm, genteel, passive, and extremely well-mannered, however she is given to bouts of sarcasm and nasty letter writing…so don’t piss her off, ok?

Chrystal Rose

21 Jun

Chrystal Rose

Chrystal RoseChrystal Rose left the Hinges in 2009 and moved to Charlotte, North Carolina. A multi-tasker at heart, Chrystal blogs about dating and relationships, is working on publishing a memoir, teaches pole fitness classes, manages over 100 promo models and is working on starting her own marketing firm.

In her spare time, she likes to goof around laugh at herself and make silly improv videos. As an alumni of the Hinges, humor plays an enormous role in her everyday life. Chrystal is currently seeking others to form a troupe so she can bring a slice of the Hinges to the Queen City.

Michelle Zabuska

14 Apr

Michelle Galbreath

Michelle ZabuskaLife has been a whirlwind since leaving The Hinges, and Michelle is right in the midst of it all. Since getting married, Michelle has moved far away from her San Diego roots and bid L.A. farewell… but all is not lost. She still continues to do theatre and hopes to eventually settle on the east coast with dreams of Broadway. Her comedic skills on the other hand…well, sketch writing helps keep her wit sharp.

Tracy Blair

7 Apr

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Tracy Blair, a New Jersey native, has always had a love for comedy and acting. She attributes her silly attitude partially to her wacky parents and partially to the unbelievably awkward and sometimes crazy situations she has found herself in. She has found that if you don’t learn to laugh at life, then you can easily find yourself crying over it.

As a slave to comedy, she is always looking to entertain and trying to find new ways to express herself. Raising two young boys and a husband has definitely provided her with an abundance of inspiration and laughter.