Joe Bill is widely regarded as one of the best teachers of Scenic and Comedic Improvisation in the world today. He currently teaches, performs 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 world.
Joe and a number of very talented friends, under the Artistic Direction of Mick Napier, co-founded The Annoyance Theater in Chicago in 1990. His passion for teaching Improvisation soon kicked into high gear as a unique approach to Improvised Scene and Character began to be articulated by a number of teachers at Annoyance, including Mick Napier, Mark Sutton, Joe, David Razowsky, Bob Fisher and Susan Messing that focused on Improvisers "Taking care of themselves, in order to take care of others in a scene".
You can and should take workshops with him at the Improv Festival. He WILL make you a better player and maybe even a better person.
Sunday, Nov 11th 1-4 p.m.
Monday, Nov 12th 7-10 p.m.
Each workshops costs $50 or you can be in both for $80. Email simprov (at) hotmail.com to register for the workshop.
The shows that Joe Bill will be in:
He will be in the Friday Mainstage show at 8 p.m. as well as the late night show that night which will be the "Big Smart Improv Show". He will also be in the Saturday Mainstage show at 8 p.m. where we will be showing "The Bat" the improv format he developed. All thses shows will be at the Gas Station Arts Centre. Get your tickets NOW!