After one long year, a term off, countless scheduling changes, and some unforgettable mispronunciations of my name, I’m graduating from the iO Training Center. What is iO, you say? It is the quintessential theater for long-form improvisation, and the educational institution in which I’ve spent most of my time over the past 12 months. The program is capped off with a six-week run of performances. Come because you want to see me bomb, stay because my classmates are insanely talented. For realsies, there have been times when I’ve forgotten to go out and contribute to the piece because I’m too busy laughing at their antics. These next 6 weeks might also be the last time I perform improv for a while so it’s kind of bittersweet. Playing make-believe with adults totally jump-started my creativity, and for that I’ll alway be grateful. On the other hand, I’m excited to have soooo many hours of my life back to devote to the never-ending-novel and all of my other writing projects.
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The show begins at 7:00 pm, my class goes up at 8:00. iO is the one bright spot in the toxic wasteland that is known as Wrigleyville. You can find it at 3541 North Clark Street.