Manuel took his very first improv class in 2011 at the Hideout. Having no idea what he was getting himself into he was pleasantly surprised when it changed his life. He went on to perform in the very first student Mainstage, “WTF?!” and a few years later co-directed his very own, “Origins.” In between that time Manuel played in two Mainstage performances, “Wanderlust” and “Savage Swords”.
Manuel is committed to fostering a welcoming atmosphere for a diverse range of performers. Watching others discover improv brings him as much joy as performing it himself. In his spare time, Manuel reads fantasy novels and listens to ridiculously nerdy podcasts.