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About

Theater Arts Experience

 

Second City Theater, Performing Arts, and Non-Professional Teaching, Directing and Writing Experience, 1981-present, New York City, New York and Chicago, Illinois

 

Taught improvisational acting classes at Second City, the Victory Gardens Theater and independently

 

  • Member of Second City Chicago’s resident acting company; well-reviewed by many publications’ critics including Frank Rich of The New York Times

  • http://www.nytimes.com/1984/03/02/arts/revuew-second-city-comes-to-first-city.html and John Simon of New York Magazine; received Obie and Joseph Jefferson Award nominations for ensemble acting; performed in Second City’s 50th Anniversary Alumni Show; co-wrote and performed in Second City Revues: Exit Pursued by a Bear, Glenna Loved It!, and Orwell that Ends Well; directed Second City’s National Touring Company developing young talent including Chris Farley, Stephen Colbert https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/stephen-colbert-second-city-late-show/Content?oid=18958403 and Amy Sedaris

  • Film acting work for Mike Nichols http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e28Y80Er8HQ and Woody Allen

  • Free-lance writer for Saturday Night Live and Sesame Street

  • Performance Artist and Comedian at Second City ETC Theater, New York’s Improv Comedy Club and West Bank Café; wrote and performed one man shows The Rick Show and Good Times praised by Second City Founder Paul Sills and West Bank Café’ Founder Lewis Black

  • Led improvisational acting workshops and performed for the Young Presidents Organization and an audience that included former President Jimmy Carter.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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