The Start Up w/Rachel Mason

Saturday, August 3rd

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at The New Movement

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Be productive! Learn techniques to make scenes happen immediately. Create games based either verbally or physically and then heighten balls. With Second City’s head of Advanced Improv and iO Chicago veteran, Rachael Mason.

masonRachael Mason began her career in improvisation at Skidmore College, home of the National College Comedy Festival, with the Ad-Liberal Artists. After graduating with a degree in English Literature, concentrating on Shakespearean Studies, she moved to Chicago to study improv comedy with Del Close. She trained at The Second City, The Annoyance, and iO. Currently she performs with The Second City Improv Allstars, and The Playboys. She is most happy when she is teaching improv. For 3 years she has been on the faculty at The Second City and currently serves as Head of Advanced Improvisation.

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Coldtowne Theater shows are Marathon-style, each group with 30 minutes of stage time. end to end, nonstop. Audience Members can sit in their chair as long as they like. from 6pm- 12mid with no reservations needed. First come first serve.

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