Jo Anna Van Thuyne is an actor, comedian, and filmmaker from Philadelphia. She graduated from LaSalle University and is most well-known for her interview series, Creepy Basement on the Scrapple TV YouTube Channel. She is also one of the producers and stars of the horror film, American Exorcist.
Jo Anna produced, wrote, and starred in the comedy news series, Lampoonery News, which was broadcast on the Philadelphia cable access channel, LaSalle TV. She acted as Associate Producer for ShadowBox Pictures where she helped produce a number of television commercials. She also served as a Production Assistant on many independent features including Stuart Connely’s The Suspect. Jo Anna managed and performed in a number of infamous Philadelphia based haunted houses like The Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride and Eastern State Pennitetury’s Terror Behind The Walls.
Jo Anna moved to New York in 2016 and completed the core curriculum at the Upright Citizens Brigade Training Center in New York City. She was accepted into the Advanced Program and continues to practice improv regularly. She also trains with Penny Templeton of The Penny Templeton Studio.
After two years of inspiration through education, Jo Anna wrote Mezza Morta as a culmination of all of the skills she has learned over the past decade. Mezza Morta, written, produced, and starring Jo Anna Van Thuyne...is also her directorial debut.