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Thurs, June 6, 2 pm - 4:45 pm


This workshop is focused on acting in improvisational scenes. We’ll explore comedy not as the goal of interactions but as a consequence of your connection to yourself, your character, your partner, and the scene as it unfolds. I’ll put you in repetitions with partners so that you can feel how listening through an emotion (or disposition or psychological state), with a willingness to change, can lead to “honest interactions”. You will feel connected, be believable, and be able to evoke a variety of emotions from yourselves and your audience. This workshop will be equally useful for actors and improvisers alike and will include some general and a little bit of individual feedback.


More about Joe...

Joe Bill is widely regarded as one of the best teachers of improvisation in America today. He is one of the founding members of Annoyance Theater Chicago where, for 12 years, he performed in and/or directed more than 60 different shows. He is the Director of Corporate Training at iO Chicago and is a Guest Artist in Residence at The Second City Training Center where he teaches intensives in Duo Improvisation and Improvisation for Actors. Joe first learned Improvisation and in 1977 studied and worked with Del Close from 1985 through the mid 90’s.


Joe has performed, coached, directed and innovated improv structure with a vast number of successful groups across the US, creating forms such as The Bat. Joe has taught and/or performed at every major improv festival in the United States, including the 2nd Annual Ocean State Improv Festival in 2018, and has traveled the world teaching improv.


Joe currently teaches and does corporate training at iO Chicago, is an Artistic Associate for The Chicago Improv Festival, and acts as an Artistic Adviser for a number of improvisation and comedy theaters all over the U.S. and Canada.

Comedy from Connection with Joe Bill

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