The Common Room Theatre

The Common Room’s mission is to produce theatrical comedy of the highest quality.

Our Story

Co-Artistic Directors Ryan Santa and Beau Buccilli worked on their first show together in 2012. Since then, their comedic partnership has lead to numerous sketch shows, plays, and podcasts. By the grace of almighty Dionysus, they are joined by TJ and Caroline Gainley. A powerhouse couple in terms of theatrical and technical ability. All four are graduates of Case Western Reserve University’s Theatre program.

We think of a common room as a place where everybody's welcome. It's somewhere we can all hangout, laugh, and generally have a good time. So let's play some games, drink some drinks, and have some fun. Come laugh with us.

Our Vision

A common room should be a place where everyone feels at ease. Our goal is to build our company within that same environment. We invite our artists and audience members to bring their truths into this place to be celebrated. Comedy is a viable tool for personal and communal growth. We hope to foster both by creating at the top of our collective intelligence.