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  • Level 1 starts Wednesday, May 03rd 07:00 pm

  • Alternative universes. Embracing randomness until it isn't. starts Saturday, April 01st 01:00 pm

  • The dog's not on fire starts Saturday, April 08th 01:00 pm

  • Relationship scenes... minus the melodrama starts Saturday, April 15th 01:00 pm

  • Games scenes... minus the testosterone starts Saturday, April 22nd 01:00 pm

  • "I used to improvise..." starts Saturday, April 29th 01:00 pm


Bill A.

Bill Arnett has been improvising in Chicago for 16 years, performing with some of the most popular and esteemed groups. As an instructor of improvisation he has traveled internationally always bringing his depth of knowledge and remarkable eye for improv problem solving. The former head of the iO Theater training center, he launched the Chicago Improv Studio as a way to explore the concepts introduced in his forthcoming book The Complete Improvisor.

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