Regular Fee:$60.00
Student Fee:$45.00
Availibilty:Class is limited to 18 students. Only 7 spots left.
Registration:Registration for this class is closed.
Start Date:Sunday, October 24, 2010 @ 11:00 am

The "power approach" made popular by Chicago's Annoyance Theater and taught by Joe Bill for over 12 years will take your scenework and longform to new heights.

    Play characters and scenes with power from the moment they begin, eliminating hesitation and self-judgement in order to bring vital characters to the scene, creating scenes that serve the moment, and the piece.

  • WHAT THE F#%&
    Make character choices that keep you on your toes, your scene partner engaged, and the audience on the edge of their seats.

    Recieve individual feedback throughout the workshop on your patterns as an improviser and how that affects your character choices during the show.

POWER Improv, POWER Scenework and POWER Character have been hailed as possibly the most influential comedy workshops in North America, pushing the next generation of improv comedians.

POWER IMPROV starts promptly at 11AM and runs until 2PM.

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Class Dates and Times*

Sun, Oct 24, 2010 11:00 am DSI Comedy Theater

* All classes are 3 hours long unless otherwise noted above.

Instructor: Joe Bill

Joe Bill

Joe Bill is one of the co-founders of Annoyance Theater, where he performed in and directed more than 50 productions from 1987-2000, including smash hits Co-ed Prison Sluts, The Real Live Brady Bunch and Screw Puppies. Joe is widely regarded as one of the best teachers of Scenic and Comedic Improvisation in America today. Joe coached and performed with numerous ensembles at Improv Olympic from 1985-1987 and 1995-present. Highlights include Georgia Pacific and the innovative lights out long form, "The Bat".

Joe teaches improvisation for IO Chicago, The Second City Conservatory and Training Center, Annoyance, The Playground and around the U.S., Canada, UK and Netherlands. He started doing Improv in 1977.

What Our Students Think About This Course:

Rajeev Rajendran at 7:44am, October 13, 2009
Improv 101 is neither particle nor wave but has qualities of both.