The 6th annual Teen Comedy Fest
The 2012 Teen Comedy Fest received press in Time Out Chicago, Trib Local Elmhurst and Trib Local Libertyville.
Chicago Improv Festival Productions presents the 6th Annual Teen Comedy Fest May 11-13, 2012 at the Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago.
More than 100 teen improvisers, sketch comedians, and stand-up comics from Maryland, Arkansas, California, Minnesota and Illinois will be coming to Chicago to study with master-level theater and improv teachers and perform for the public.
Founded in 2007, the Teen Comedy Fest was designed to provide unparalleled performance and educational opportunities to teenage comedians. This year, the festival has expanded to three days instead of two days, offering the teens even greater access to master-level workshops and individualized coaching. Teens must be between the ages of 13 and 18 to participate in the festival, and they may register as individuals or as part of an existing group.
Jessica Rogers, the Teen Comedy Fest’s new artistic director, says the festival encourages young performers to find their voice. "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," Rogers says. "This particular population is certainly filled with bright performers that have something intelligent and funny to say."
If you want to come see the performances as a spectator, Jamie Black, producer of this year's Teen Comedy Fest, says you should be prepared to be blown away by the quality of the improv on stage. "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," Black says. "This is a great opportunity for people to see what the future of comedy is going to look like."
To schedule an interview with one of the Teen Comedy Fest organizers, please contact Lauren Heist at 847-868-3653 or email Lauren@sharppencilmaketing.com
Pleasanton, CA's teen improv ensemble Creatures of Impulse received an article in the Pleasanton Patch about their going to Chicago to perform and participate in the TCF 2012.
To read the article, click: Pleasanton Patch