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The 7th annual Teen Comedy Fest
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The 6th annual Teen Comedy Fest
TCF 2012 Schedule of Events
Friday May 11, 2012
Saturday May 12, 2012
1 – 1:45pm Lunch (Provided) and Lottery Teams will meet with Coaches:
1:45 – 3:15pm Workshops:
3:30 – 5pm Workshops:
5-6:15 pm Dinner (On your Own)
For more info, click: Press
Tickets for all TCF 2012 shows are now on-sale.
TCF's Artistic Director Jessica Rogers and TCF Producer Jamie Black released their artstic director's and producer's statements about TCF 2012.
TCF Artistic Director's Statement - Jessica Rogers
Chicago Improv Festival Productions presents the 6th Annual Teen Comedy Fest, featuring over 100 teen improvisors, sketch comedians, and stand-up comics from across the country. The Teen Comedy Festival was designed to provide unparalleled opportunities in performance and comedy study to our teenage comedians and community members.
This year is going to be very exciting as we embark on a three day festival - The First in Festival History!!! We have a variety of new and returning workshops for our performers and coaches to attend. We are also planning some awesome performance and socializing events for all.
I am honored and excited to be named the new Artistic Director of the Teen Comedy Festival. As a veteran director and instructor of pre-college aged students, I have experienced the value of providing these performers with the opportunity to share their personal views, talent, and imagination with audiences, and most importantly each other. Smart and talented people are attracted to this art form, and this particular population is certainly filled with bright performers that have something intelligent and funny to say. The Teen Comedy Festival helps to nurture and cultivate this art form amongst our younger generation, the future generation of comedians.
TCF Producer's Statement - Jamie Black
I'm very excited to be producing this year's Teen Comedy Fest. We've got teams from Arkansas, California, Maryland, Minnesota and Illinois. Many of our teams have participated in years past including our out of state teams so we are really excited that they can see the value in their experiences here and choose to come back. This is a great opportunity for people to see what the future of comedy is going to look like. These are really talented kids that you will see as professionals one day on the comedy stages of Second City, IO, ComedySportz and the Annoyance.
The new online registration form for Teen Comedy Fest 2012 has been posted and is now available. To register, please click: TCF Registration
Today, CIF Productions Executive Director Jonathan Pitts announced that long time Chicago area improv veteran Jessica Rogers will be TCF's new Artistic Director and that long time CIF staffer Jamie Black will be TCF's new Producer. Says Pitts, "With these changes, I'm excited to see how things will be done with two talented people doing what Emily did by herself. I'm also excited to see what new perspectives Jessica and Jamie bring to the process and to TCF. The teens are in for a real treat in 2012!"
CIF Productions Executive Director Jonathan Pitts announced that TCF's 1st Artistic Director/Producer Emily Dugan has resigned her position because of both her upcoming marriage preparations in the summer of 2012 and because of the growing needs of her career as a creator/director in the Chicago theatre community which also require more time from her. Emily was the AD/P for TCF's years 1-5. The good news for TCF is that Emily will be back as a teacher in TCF 2012 to lead a workshop. Say Pitts, "Emily did a fantastic job as both the artistic director and producer for TCF. I often wondered how she was able to both jobs at the same time and at such a high level. She'll be missed, but this opens up TCF for new choices."