Dana Rossi

Idiot from: Fall 1997 to Spring 1999

It was Fall of 1997 and Dana Rossi was in need of an improv fix. It was several months since he had graduated UMass-Amherst and ended his 4+ year run with Mission Improvable and his hands were jonesing to pull some lines from a hat. So somehow he convinced 5 cast mates from the Player's production of Lysistrata (Andrea, Craig, Jeff, James, and Tiff) and someone who actually reads flyers posted at RPI (Stef) to enable his addiction and start an improv troupe. Dana's addiction involved writing exercise and game lists for rehearsals and shows, but he was usually too high on Party Quirks to actually direct. While hanging around RPI, Dana somehow managed to also act in RPI Player's productions of Lysistrata, All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindegarten, Cabaret, and Deathtrap, and became a member of Alpha Psi Omega. Dana currently lives in Norwalk, CT. He works at Factset Research Systems and performs improv with World Class Indifference.