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Amrita Dhaliwal is a Jane of all trades and master of all of them because she can and she does - just like Gemma Soldati. Currently, she can be seen performing regularly on stage and on screen and is an ensemble member of The Murge, which FLAUNT described as "…a comedy that is so far past stupid that it becomes nonsensically compelling." She also co-produces, writes and hosts the hit LA show, Indian Wedding, featured in LA Weekly as “Top 15 Things to do in LA” and Comedy Cake says “Go, go, go!”. She is currently the Managing Director and an instructor for the Idiot Workshop, founded by Cirque du Soleil’s, John Gilkey. Behind the scenes, Amrita recently directed Rag Head, a play about the increase in hate crimes against Sikh Americans post 9/11, and was featured in StageRaw’s “Top Ten”. And she was featured as an actor in the highly competitive and selective 2017 CBS Diversity Showcase.

Amrita is a graduate of the School for Theatre Creators, a Lecoq based physical theater program. She has trained extensively in clown with Paola Coletto, Aitor Basauri, Philippe Gaulier and Clown School LA. Her traditional theatre training, from Black Box and Steppenwolf, focuses mostly on Meisner and viewpoints. And a true student at heart, she is a graduate of what seems like all the improv/sketch programs… including: Second City Chicago, iO Chicago, Annoyance, UCB and Groundlings. For more information about Amrita or her work, check out amritadhaliwal.com.

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Gemma Soldati hails from the great Granite State. The baby of the family. Twice had lice. She studied with The Idiot Workshop & John Gilkey. She was an ensemble member of The Murge, which LA Weekly described "Spontaneous Theater of the absurd...Lascivious, blasphemous and potentially dangerous...This could be LA’s craziest improv show." Additionally, she was ensemble in Invention of Language and The Simple Simples. She has studied with Philippe Gaulier, Aitor Basauri, Paola Coletto, Philip Burgers and Deanna Fleysher. She performs in Los Angeles and has produced/created the following shows - The Sleepover Show, Amateur Burlesque (featured in Comedy Bureau’s 2018 “100 Best Things in Comedy We Were Witness To In No Particular Order” in Los Angles), and The Cobbler. Her most recent project is The Living Room, a devised clown show with fellow Idiot Workshop teacher, Amrita Dhaliwal.