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  • CIS Showcase featuring: Recent Porno, Pond Water and Spitfire starts Thursday, January 26th 08:00 pm

  • CIS Showcase featuring: Pond Water, Raditude and Houndstooth starts Thursday, January 19th 08:00 pm


  • Level 1 starts Monday, February 13th 07:00 pm

  • Level 1 starts Wednesday, April 05th 07:00 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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