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Improv—Learning to "Yes, And!"

AUGUST 21-28

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Improv—Learning to "Yes, And!"

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Acting with no script is certainly entertaining, but it’s also deeply satisfying. In this course participants will learn the fundamentals of improv and practice spontaneity with nothing but the support of their partners. Funny people are welcome, but great improv does not hinge on a knack for comedy! The only requirements for a stellar class performance are listening, commitment, and an attitude of “yes, and!” A perfect fit for anyone—from a serious actor looking to be more natural to someone who wants to think fast on their feet.

Meet your Instructor

Alice Stanley Jr.

Alice Stanley Jr.

Alice Stanley Jr. is a Chicago-based writer/performer who leads improv workshops all over the country with the lady powerhouse ensemble After Party. With The Second City, she has cruised the Caribbean and was featured at the Chicago Lyric Opera in Longer! Louder! Wagner! She has also performed in the fully improvised musical Baby Wants Candy, Bar Harbor's ImprovAcadia, Hometown and Whirled News Tonight at iO Chicago, and is part of the mainstage ensemble at ComedySportz Chicago. She has written and performed a bevy of sketch comedy, and her vegetarian solo show Meat Cutewas produced at The Annoyance. She won the 2015 Mary Scruggs Works by Women Festival and is the first recipient of the Jason Chin Memorial Scholarship. Her plays have been widely produced, including as the winner of The Chicago Dramatists' New Play Bake-Off at The Goodman and at The Last Frontier Theatre Festival in Valdez, Alaska. Alice also teaches English and Theatre at Harold Washington College. She holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from Arizona State University. For more hot goss:

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