Long form immersive with Susan Messing and Rachel Mason

30th June-4th July

Why go to Chicago, when we are bringing two of the finest teachers from the windy city right here? Susan Messing and Rachel Mason of the Annoyance Theatre Chicago will be giving an co-taught course in July 2014.

Long Form Immersion with Rachael Mason and Susan Messing
Rachael Mason demystifies some of the most classic and new improv forms, including The Harold, The Deconstruction, LeRonde, montage, classic pad set and commando, The Dream, Armando, and Weirdass.
Susan Messing concentrates on teaching organic approaches to character, scene work, environment, games, teamwork, stage picture, and movement.
Two classes limited to 16 each that will rotate between both instructors.
The week will culminate in a performance.

£375, 325 Early Bird (pay in full a month before the class begins)


To register, email jules@thenurserytheatre.com.


Susan Messing is a director, actress, comedian, author, and teacher living in Chicago. As a founding member of The Annoyance Theater, she has created roles in over 30 original productions including ‘Co-Ed Prison Sluts.’ Her work there and at the iO Theater over the last 30+ years has elevated her status to legendary, now being regarded as one of the teachers at the forefront of improvisational comedy. She performs and teaches at iO, the Annoyance, DePaul, Loyola, and the University of Chicago. The Chicago Tribune called her “one of Chicago’s finest improvisers – male or female.”

Rachael Mason began her career in improvisation at Skidmore College, home of the NationalCollege Comedy Festival, with the Ad-Liberal Artists. After graduating with a degree in English Literature, concentrating on Shakespearean Studies, she moved to Chicago to study improv comedy with Del Close. She trained at The Second City, The Annoyance, and iO. Currently she performs with The Second City Improv Allstars, and The Playboys. She is most happy when she is teaching improv. For 3 years she has been on the faculty at The Second City and currently serves as Head of Advanced Improvisation.