Since launching his acting career in the Santa Cruz Bay Area at age 19, Louis Kruse has been working and striving to be the pinnacle of professionalism in the theatre industry. Be it on stage, behind the scenes or at a writing desk, Louis aims to give 110% to all the work he commits to. Through this site, you will find examples of his work in the industry.
STAND UP COMEDY
Most recently, Louis has begun chasing his lifelong passion of becoming a stand-up comedian. Growing up listening to the jokes of Robin Williams, Jerry Seinfeld and Dane Cook, Louis became enamored with the nuances of humor. Louis has since developed a voice of his own, telling jokes which he hopes can help the audience forget about the troubles of the day, as his comedy heroes have always done for him.
THEATER AND FILM
Louis established his dramatic roots through musical theatre. Since the age of 13, he has been singing and dancing, honing the skills necessary to give thoughtful and compelling performances. Louis has further developed his skills through working on theatrical productions, both on and off stage, and from the training he received from AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts. Some favorite stage credits include Underling in "The Drowsy Chaperone" and Mort in "Scott Robbins and the Traveling Show." He has also appeared in "GodComplX," a show about STEM diversity, and “Too Slow,” a student film.
Louis, in addition to developing his skills for the stage, has spent 5 years refining his writing ability. After graduation, Louis created Cruise Control Productions as a personal production company, through which he aims to create meaningful content with fellow artists. An audio drama titled “I'm in Lesbians With You” was the first of these writing projects to be released. He also in this time self-published a book of poetry, which can be found online through Amazon. He is currently working on a novel, which he hopes will be a story to help people of all ages understand and process grief and loss.
Additional samples of his writing can be found at louiskrusetale.wordpress.com
Louis has also dabbled into the ever-expanding medium of podcasting. The Barber and the Beard is a self-produced talk show that Louis co-hosts with Drew Miller, where they discuss things that bring them joy, rage and everything in between. Riddled Eve is a project Louis helps produce and voice with author Craig Vilbig. Set in a post-apocalyptic hellscape, Riddled Eve is a sci-fi adventure epic that takes you on the ride of a lifetime.
Most recently Louis has produced What're You Doing You Beautiful Dummy with host Jenni Stukin