JT Nagle is an actor, stand-up comedian, voiceover artist, director, improviser, and immersive creator based in Chicago. He is a Co-Founder of the immersive theatre company, Visceral Theatre. He wrote and directed their inaugural production, ICARUS, an immersive horror thriller that premiered in 2019. Check out the Visceral Theatre website above for some super creepy pictures. Chicago credits include Goodman Theatre, Muse of Fire (also a company member), Strawdog, Shattered Globe, Broken Nose Theatre, Waltzing Mechanics, and others. Originally from Kansas City, regional acting credits include Heart of America Shakespeare, Unicorn Theatre, KC Actor's Theatre, Coterie Theatre, and the Multicultural Theatre Initiative. Some of his favorite roles include Tom in The Glass Menagerie, Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Michal in The Pillowman.
As a comedian, JT has opened for Michael Winslow, Godfrey, and Dan Cummins, among others and can be heard on the podcast Risk!, Audio Obscura, and The SQUIDcast. JT is a cast member of the KC Improv Company. His long-form team, Those People, was the 15-week champion of iO Chicago's Cagematch and voted one of the top-5 improv teams in Kansas City by The Pitch. With Those People, JT has performed at iO Chicago, Gainesville Improv Festival, Sh*thole Chicago, Kansas City Improv Festival, Hideout Chicago, and the Kansas City Fringe Festival.
As a human being, JT enjoys playing banjo and guitar. He's a huge horror fan, and loves finding new ways to scare himself. Artists that currently inspire him include Mike Birbiglia and Darren Lynn Bousman. JT isn't sure whether this should be in first or third person. I know there are a lot of different thoughts on the matter, but there doesn't seem to be any true authority on talking about yourself. I guess we all just have to give it the college try and see what happens. JT agrees...
JT is in The Tempest with Heart of America Shakespeare Festival as Boatswain and understudy to Sebastian. Performances are FREE and more information can be found HERE.
I am directing Ripcord at Oil Lamp Theatre. This heartfelt and darkly comic play is sure to bring you joy. More information can be found HERE.
JT wrote and is currently in preproduction as co-director for a short horror film tentatively titled Golden Hour. Stay tuned!
I am represented in the Kansas City area by Exposure Inc. . For bookings please contact Exposure at 913-317-8801 or email@example.com.
Check out Visceral Theatre for information about their current season.
Squid - Episode 1. Available on Amazon Prime. Directed by Spenser Davis.