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11-10-2008, 06:58 PM
Congratulations to Sara Fox! Former Training Center Student and Newest Member of the ComedySportz Professional Ensemble!

Could you Be Next?

ComedySportz Term 1 Training Schedule
Term 1 (January 11th – March 2nd)*
Level 202 and 404 Sundays 3-6 ComedySportz Theatre, 929 W. Belmont
Level 101 and 505 Mondays 7-10 ComedySportz Theatre, 929 W. Belmont

Level 101: Fundamentals of Improv (Never been on stage before? Here’s your class!)
We focus on the basic skills of improvisation: team-building, trust, speed, status, active listening, and agreement. Whether you want to be funnier on stage, or be a more effective communicator, listener, and leader off stage -- you should always start with the Fundamentals!

Level 202: Scenic Improvisation (Have you taken improv classes before? This might be your class!)
Focus now on character and more advanced scene improvisation. Begin to live on stage through object and environment work. Learn to raise the stakes of otherwise ordinary relationships by exploring yourself and the scene.

Level 404: Styles and Genre (If you have taken Level 303, this is your class!)
The best kept secret in Chicago: how to effectively use genre in performance. Genre parody is common in sketch comedy, but often avoided in performance improvisation - except at ComedySportz! 404 focuses on those ComedySportz games that heavily employ genres and style work, and gives students the opportunity to gain mastery in one of the more difficult areas of the artform.

Level 505: Music Improv (The next tool in your box if you’ve completed Level 404!)
Much of the magic of a ComedySportz show is found in our performers ability to do improvised singing. In this class you'll learn the skills needed to sing to music you've never heard before, the elements of a successful improvised song, and ComedySportz's current repertoire of musical games.

*Final Week of Term is a Student Show at the ComedySportz Theatre, 929 W. Belmont

Level 101-606 is $200 per Term. Electives are TBA.

Are you ready to be the most dynamic person in the room? Call Trish Vignola, Training Center Manager, at 773-549-8080 x230 to enroll today!

11-18-2008, 02:56 PM
We'll be announcing our teachers within the next week!

Trish Vignola
Training Center Manager
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11-24-2008, 02:53 PM
Bump! Happy Thanksgiving!

Trish Vignola

12-01-2008, 10:28 PM
Happy Week After Thanksgiving!

12-05-2008, 09:46 PM
Rich has been performing improv since October 2002. After graduating from TCU in 2003 (with a major in Radio-TV-Film), Rich joined ComedySportz Dallas in January 2004. After relocating to the Midwest, he was cast in ComedySportz Chicago in March 2006 where he currently teaches High School workshops, corporate workshops, and Training Center classes. He has performed at iO, Donny's Skybox at Second City, with WNEP, and weekly at the Comedy Shrine in Naperville. He co-founded the improv group Alpha Dog Omega, which has performed at the Playground theatre and ComedySportz Chicago.

Jay Olson performs with iO's Whiskey Rebellion, ComedySportz Chicago, DSI's THE BEATBOX, and as the 'Olson' half of Cathcart & Olson. He currently serves as the Artistic Director for DSI Chicago, on the faculty of The ComedySportz Training Center, and is a member of The Applied Improvisation Network. Jay has been a creative consultant for numerous corporate clients and universities, and is honored to have performed and taught at comedy and theatre festivals in Amsterdam, Dublin, Toronto, Chapel Hill, New York City, Austin, Seattle, San Francisco, Washington D.C. and sweet home Chicago.


12-08-2008, 04:59 PM
This is an incredible line up of teachers. I've worked with all of them and I still learn something new every time!

12-16-2008, 02:28 PM
This is a great opportunity to get into the crux of short form. Advanced Placement is available. Please contact trish@comedysportzchicago.com for info!

12-22-2008, 07:37 PM
Happy Holidays!