Workshops

$40 per workshop / $30 for TCIF Performers (check your email for discount code)


PACKAGE: Buy 2 workshops and save $20!tcif-buy-now


ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS: PHYSICAL PRESENCE AND PLAYFULNESS (Mary Cait Walthall)tcif-buy-now
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4   |   11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Get out of your head and find out what your body has been saying while your mouth thinks it’s doing all the talking. Find insight on what your own personal stage presence is, and practice responding physically to what is happening in a scene. For all levels of improv and physical ability. Wear comfortable, movable clothes!

About Mary Cait Walthall (iO, Annoyance, London International School of Performing Arts): Mary Cait Walthall is a writer, director, and performer in Chicago. She has studied clowning with Dean Evans, Avner Eisenberg, and Paola Coletto, and in 2015, she completed a two-year course in devised performance practice and physical performance technique at the London International School of Performing Arts. She has performed with the Neo-Futurists, Baby Wants Candy, and Glass Basement at the iO Theater. She currently performs with Super Human at the Annoyance Theater, and she teaches improv at iO. You can also catch her on the Improvised Star Trek Podcast (www.theimprovisedstartrek.com).


FOLLOW THE FUN! (Katie Klein)tcif-buy-now

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4   |   11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Discover the simple joy of yes and while being inspired by your scene partners and discovering what can happen when you follow the fun! With a focus on giving gifts, transformation edits and group work we will find that fun and see where it takes us!

About Katie Klein (Washington improv theater, iO, Second City e.t.c Resident Stage): Katie Klein is from Shaker Heights, Ohio. She began performing in Washington DC, with iMusical at the Washington improv theater and with friends at the DC improv. She loves performing and teaching improv around the country. She is currently on the Second City e.t.c stage and performs every Wednesday at iO with her pals in the Late 90’s and Virgin Daiquiri. She can also be seen playing on Tuesday nights at the Annoyance theater with her sisters in Superhuman and whenever she can with her incredible husband Neil in Ed and Kath. thiskatieklein.com


IMPROVISING FROM A PLACE OF POWER (Amber Walker)tcif-buy-now

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4   |   3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Focus on empowering and going hard with softer styles of play and using your perspective/experiences in any scenic situation.

About Amber Walker: Amber performs and teaches improv in Chicago. She performed all over the world with The Second City’s review aboard the Norwegian Star cruise liner and has performed in Chicago at The Second City, iO, and The Annoyance Theatre for over eight years.

 

 

 


“MAX Q”: FINDING THE NEXT BEAT: IN ROCKETRY (Kevin Miller)tcif-buy-now
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4   |   3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

“Max Q” is the point where a rocket experiences the greatest amount of pressure. In improv, it’s the point in a scene where you know what the scene’s about, but don’t know what to do next. This is a diagnostics workshop where we find out how to send a scene rocketing towards a satisfying ending.

About Kevin Miller: Kevin Miller has performed, coached, and taught improv in Austin, Texas for over 16 years. He is the dean of the Merlin Works Institute of Improvisation at the ZACH Theatre in downtown Austin. He has teaching experience around the US, and as far abroad as Finland and South Africa. Kevin owns one dog, two cats, and 11 chickens.