Susan Messing, a NJ native and graduate of Northwestern University’s Theatre School, has been an improviser and comedian for over twenty eight years. She is an alumna of the iO Theatre, Second City’s Mainstage, and a founding member of Chicago’s infamous Annoyance Theatre. Susan created and teaches her curriculum at iO Chicago, The Annoyance Theatre, The Second City, and around the world. Susan is an adjunct instructor for DePaul University, teaches for The School at Steppenwolf, and has also taught for Loyola University, University of Chicago, and Columbia College. Susan performs every Tuesday at the iO with Blaine Swen in Blessing, Thursdays at The Annoyance in Messing With A Friend, and Fridays at The Second City with The Boys.
WORKSHOP: Curing Ambiguity [SOLD OUT]
Where are we? Why am I here? What am I thinking? Get the basics out in a way that isn’t basic at all—get specific and take your improvisation to the next level. Get some character, so you don’t stand there as yourself and argue until we’re all bored to tears. Lots of specificity to pull out the comedy instead of hoping you’ll be funny and then wanting to kill yourself.