Make your plans for the sixth annual Christian Improv Comedy Association Conference in 2020!

Why You Should Come

Whether you’re just starting out or an old pro, anything we do for God we should do well.  Well, it’s about time someone put something together to help you do that improv thing you do (or that you want to do) that much better!

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Great Speakers

We’ll bring some of the best and most creative instructors to challenge not only your improv abilities, but also the way you integrate your faith in your performance.

 

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Why Now?

The Christian improv community is pretty disjointed — but improvisers more than just about anyone else know that we do things better together.  With the impetus of some of the pros in the business, we’ve set out to raise the bar on Christian improv generally — and have fun doing it!

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Program

Here is the 2019 Conference programming to give you a feel for what was covered.
Day 1
03 May 2019
Day 2
04 May 2019

Welcoming and Introduction

The conference will start with some planned time to mingle and get to know your fellow improvisers. We'll have some things planned to make it easy to break the ice -- but you all are improvisers, so this should be easy!

Warmups

All participants will get to participate in some fun exercises to get the conference started right!  This will be a fast-paced session where we get you energized for a great...
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A Quick Study in the Art of Slow Comedy – Jimmy Carrane

In this session, we’ll explore a more honest approach to improvisation, which teaches students that before they can be funny they need to be real. And guess what? You will...
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Jimmy Carrane
17:30 - 19:00

Dinner Break – On Your Own

Showcase Show

Comedians from Fish Sticks Comedy’s Dallas and Milwaukee troupes will perform together.  This performance is open to the public and is part of the conference admission.

Improv Lounge

The Improv Lounge is new for the 2019 conference.  The idea is relatively simple: gather with your fellow improvisers to hang out or to chat about a number of topics...
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Enough Said – Shawn Patrello & Jay Coleson

A slip of paper with a premise and a randomly chosen piece of music from Jay Coleson, improvisational keyboardist with Fish Sticks in Dallas, will provide the players with all...
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Shawn Patrello
Jay Coleson

Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Body — Taylor Wingerter

Do you find yourself in scenes that aren’t going anywhere — and start to get more and more in your head and can’t get out?  Although you’re a clever performer,...
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Taylor Wingerter

Intro to Improv Track — Session 1

You will receive high level instruction in the basics of improvisational comedy from experienced improvisers. Whether you want to brush up on the fundamentals or are starting from a clean...
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Smiley Alfaro

Having Fun While Getting the Job Done — Mike Kauth

This workshop encourages you to not take yourself or improv too seriously. Let's play with one another, embrace our sillier sides, do BIG characters, support each other, play games, and learn to exist in crazier scenes. Let's remember to have fun while getting the job.
Mike Kauth

Making the Other Person Look Good — Part 1

It is a common mantra in improv that we should “make the other person look good.”  It’s consistent with the ethos that should be present in any pairing or group...
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Whit Shiller

Intro to Improv Track — Session 2

You will receive high level instruction in the basics of improvisational comedy from experienced improvisers. Whether you want to brush up on the fundamentals or are starting from a clean...
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Smiley Alfaro
12:00 - 13:00

Lunch Break

Making Freestyle Fun(ny) — Jeremy Bryan

In this session, we’ll compose a simple rhythm and melody on a drum machine and engage writing and improv exercises that will help each participant develop their own freestyle flow,...
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Jeremy Bryan

Surprise Yourself/Unleash Your Improv — Kevin Mullaney

When you improvise, do you surprise yourself? In this workshop, we will explore adding a little chaos into your scenes on purpose.
Kevin Mullaney

Shift your Scenes from Neutral into Drive — John Guarnero

Whether it’s “talking heads” or just plain boring, no one wants a scene that’s stuck in the mud. Engaging scenes move, they have pacing, and they take the players and the audience for a ride. In this session, we’ll explore how to get your scenes driving forward on the track.
John Guarnero

Three for the Show

A well-executed 3-person scene is a joy to behold, and rewarding for the performers, however it presents challenges. How to insert, accept, communicate, and share within the scene requires skill,...
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Dylan Bolin

Dinner Break

Dinner on your own.

New Games Workshop

This combination of improv jam and learning new games has always been a fun part of the conference!  Enjoy the fun!
John Guarnero
Shawn Patrello

Improv Lounge

The Improv Lounge is new for the 2019 conference.  The idea is relatively simple: gather with your fellow improvisers to hang out or to chat about a number of topics...
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Light Touch Scenework Dojo

Work with people you’ve never met or work with your teammates on something new or something tried and true.  This particular Dojo is for those who would like a lighter...
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Dave Rust
Eric Craddock

Unvarnished Truth Scenework Dojo

Work with people you’ve never met or work with your teammates on something new or something tried and true.  This particular Dojo is for those who would like to hear...
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Taylor Wingerter
Smiley Alfaro
Whit Shiller

Location

Concordia University Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
+1-414-326-9300info@christianimprovcomedy.com

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Tickets

Showcase Ticket
$10.00

Ticket to the Friday Night Showcase
Todd Wehr Auditorium
Concordia University Wisconsin

Included in Conference Fee
& 101 Track

Open to the Public

 

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Full Conference
$155.00

Attend All Sessions

New Games Workshop & Improv Jam

Improv Dojos

Ticket to the Showcase

T-Shirt

$155 Fee Covers it All!

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Intro to Improv Track
$50.00

Ticket to a Friday Night Showcase
Todd Wehr Theater
Concordia University, Mequon, WI

Improv Lounge Sessions

Introductory Level Workshops on
Saturday Morning

 

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