Back on the Joy Ride w/Susan Messing

Saturday, August 3rd

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at The New Movement

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You’ve lost that loving improv feeling, doing the same thing again and again, hoping for a different result. You are the definition of insanity. This class will give you lots of great tips that will have you immediately back on the joy ride again.

messingSusan Messing is a director, actress, comedian, author, and teacher living in Chicago. As a founding member of The Annoyance Theater, she has created roles in over 30 original productions including ‘Co-Ed Prison Sluts.’ Her work there and at the iO Theater over the last 30+ years has elevated her status to legendary, now being regarded as one of the teachers at the forefront of improvisational comedy. She performs and teaches at iO, the Annoyance, DePaul, Loyola, and the University of Chicago. The Chicago Tribune called her “one of Chicago’s finest improvisers – male or female.”

Student quotes!

“Susan Messing – oh man, she is the real deal.”

“Susan’s workshop didn’t feel like work at all. It was nothing but playing and I loved every last second of it.”

“I’m horny for how smart Messing is about improv.”

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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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