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True Fiction Magazine on the Radio


True Fiction Magazine performs regularly on Sedge Thomson’s internationally syndicated radio program West Coast Live. Taking suggestions from the audience, TFM improvises a story complete with sound effects and music.

The Company


Regina Saisi is an improvisor and actor. She has been seen at the Magic Theatre in their productions of "The Promise," "Oscar and Bertha," "Watch Your Back" and "Sirens." She co-created and performed "Mysterious Ways," a one-woman show, at the Phoenix Theatre. Over the past few years, Regina has been teaching improvisation to inner city youth. She has directed and performed with True FIction Magazine since its inception.

Barbara Scott, a founding member of TFM, began improvising with street theatre in 1976, and has since performed (inside) with Screaming Memes Comedy, Femprov, Faultline, Comedy Underground, and Bay Area TheatreSports.. She toured the US with the Memes, and Europe with Pros From Dover. She’s also an improv teacher with American Conservatory Theatre and Theatresports., a voiceover/ movie/commercial /trade show actor, can be seen wrangling a pit bull in Getting Even With Dad, and is on permanent video display at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, bravely wearing a dive suit.

Diane Rachel (née Barry) started improvising in 1976 with a commedia del’ arte troupe in Sterling Forest, NY. She has a BA in acting, and has performed in venues such as the Edmonton Fringe Festival, New York Theatresports Tournament, Seattle Bumbershoot Festival and HBO’s Melrose Theatre in Los Angeles. Diane is an actor and a teacher of improvisation. She has been with the group that is now True Fiction Magazine for over seven years.

Improvisational Theatre


True Fiction Magazine, originally inspired by the over-blown passions of the 30s and 40s pulp novels, takes improvised theatre to new heights each year. Pushing the realm of storytelling, TFM takes the audience on a wild ride into unknown territory that titilates the senses and blows the mind.
"Inspired invention!" -San Francisco Chronicle
"Surreal inventive plots!" -Los Angeles Times
"An immensely satisfying theatrical experience!" -Daily Variety