Joe Bill is one of the co-founders of the Annoyance Theater, where he performed in and directed over 50 productions from 1987-2000, including smash hits “Co-ed Prison Sluts”, “The Real Live Brady Bunch” and “The Screw Puppies”. At iO, Bill has coached and performed with numerous ensembles since 1985, including the legendary team “Georgia Pacific” and the innovative lights out long-form, “The Bat”. Bill can be seen performing with fellow Annoyance co-founder Mark Sutton, in the nationally touring production “Bassprov”, (which headlined the 2003 Chicago Improv Festival with special guest Fred Willard). “Bassprov” has toured the United States since 2002, and also was named one of the top 10 comedy shows in Toronto in that same year. Bill teaches improvisation for iO, the Second City Conservatory and Training Center, the Annoyance, the Playground and around the U.S., Canada, UK and Netherlands.
Turn Shit to Gold
In this workshop Joe Bill will work through common fuck ups and how to deal with them AND invite people to share examples of patterns/habits that they either have played with or currently do play with. Think of it as a toolkit we can use to look at specific shit that comes up and provide options for dealing with it…
Caution: may be therapeutic.
£35. October 7th, 10am. Class limited to 14 participants.Book Now
A workshop for either existing improv Duo’s or simply improvisors thinking of starting one up. Learn a few things about creating improv scenes with a partner.
£35. October 7th, 2pm. Class limited to 14 participants.Book now
The First 30 Seconds
Build up your toolkit for working through the first 30 seconds of an improv scene. This workshop feeds directly into Joe’s framework of Emotional and Strategic Listening in Improv scenes.
£35. October 8th, 2pm. Class limited to 14 participants.Book now