This is part 2 (out of 12) of a panel discussion about Del Close, hosted by Charna Halpern at the iO Theatre in Chicago on August 9th, 2016. Charna Halpern, David Pasquesi, Cesar Jaime, Noah Gregoropoulos, and Kim Johnson answer questions from the audience.
Part 2 deals with the panel members' most memorable experiences with Del, Del's place, his cats, his psychic powers, and his generosity.
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This is part 1 (out of 12) of a panel discussion about Del Close, hosted by Charna Halpern at the iO Theatre in Chicago on August 9th, 2016. Charna Halpern, David Pasquesi, Cesar Jaime, Noah Gregoropoulos, and Kim Johnson answer questions from the audience.
Part 1 deals with Del's famous opening monologues, his love of books, and Lenny Bruce.
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Mick Napier co-founded the Annoyance Theatre and is a successful director, performer and producer in Chicago. He sat down for a Q&A session with the visiting cast of Zmack Shanghai.
1 Why did you choose to have your own theatre?
2 What’s your improv training?
3 What improvisers’ habits do you find annoying?
4 What to do in a scene?
5 Where does “Skinprov” come from?
6 What challenges do you face while running your theatre?
7 What advice would you give to people who want to do improv for a living?
8 Do you ever get tired of improv?
9 Is there anything that you have difficulty enjoying in improv?
10 How would you introduce a long-form performance at the beginning of a show?
11 How do you get out of your head (in a seemingly lame scene)?
12 What’s your philosophy as a teacher?
13 How would you define improv as a legitimate art form?
14 What about improv festivals?
15 What’s next for Mick Napier?
Susan Messing is one of the most prolific, successful, and let’s say it, badass improvisers in Chicago – her own style of fearless acting has ensured her a place at the top and we are delighted to ask her a couple of questions in spite of her demanding schedule.
Kevin (Gerrity) and Zach (Barnz) have established themselves as the most sought-after underground theatre event in Chicago, where respect for the artist trumps everything else. SCC talks to idealists who have made an actual success out of their dreams.
Like a story? Then listen in to Paul Collins's incredible - but true - stories of writing in Lancaster, working in a kibbutz, pimping in KTVs, selling veneer, strange stripteases, and a stolen laptop! Paul is a British actor and comedian in Shanghai since 2006. Also find out in the announcements how to win 4 tickets to "Psycho Beach Party" opening today!