Make your plans for the fifth annual Christian Improv Comedy Association Conference!

All Session Listing

Day 1
03 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...
Read More

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...
Read More
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...
Read More
Day 2
04 May 2019

Enough Said – Shawn Patrello

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...
Read More
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,...
Read More
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...
Read More
Smiley Alfaro

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...
Read More
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
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,...
Read More
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

Dinner Break

Dinner on your own.

Scenework Dojos

Work with people you’ve never met or work with your teammates on something new or something tried and true.  We will offer two Dojos — one for those who would...
Read More
Dave Rust
Eric Craddock
Smiley Alfaro
Whit Shiller

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...
Read More