The Endurance


Improv Fest

The Endurance Improv Fest is back! This year, we're celebrating 13 crazy years of Atlas Improv Co. and the community that supports it. Just like your new pet, this year is going to be bigger and better than the last. New and returning improvisers will grace our dusty boards in addition to the Atlas improvisers you know and crush on. It's a little bit of everything, but mostly it's our thanks to you, the audience, for supporting us in all that we do!

VISITORS



Alex Collyard
Chicago, IL / Minneapolis, MN

Carol's Birthday
Atlas Indie Team

Gallop
Atlas Indie Team

I am the Show
Chicago, IL

J & J Show
Chicago, IL

Jawesome
Madison, WI

The Jochs
Madison, WI

Lights and Sirens
Atlas Indie Team

Monkey Business Institute
Madison, WI

MP2
Chicago, IL

Rookie Card
Chicago, IL

"TBD"
Atlas Indie Team


Atlas Indie Team
Indicates an Atlas House Team

WORKSHOPS




Smallprov


How improvising on a small team makes you a better and more self-sufficient player.
Whether you're on a small team already or want to be prepared for that night when half your team out sick, this workshop will give you some helpful techniques on finding the joy and magic in a 2- or 3-person show. Smallprov teaches accountability for creating a successful show with small numbers.

This 3-hour workshop encompasses utilizing transformational edits, 'assuming the change' (verbal vs. nonverbal), and finding the 'fun edit point' all within your show.

The workshop ends with a three person "set" utilizing all the skills that were taught.

Saturday 4/1, 9am - 12pm, 3 hours, $35 – Buy online

About Rookie Card


Rookie Card is a new Chicago indie team made up of improv vets Gerardo Delgado, John LaLoggia, and Pat Niday. Rookie Card plays a fast, playful show full of positive, boyish fun. Their high energy style and organic transitions make each Rookie Card show a fast moving blur of agreement, support, and joy.

Rookie Card has been spotted playing in Chicago at iO, The Annoyance, CIC, and various other unsavory barprov venues. They've also been official selections of The Compass Improv Festival (St. Louis), Endurance Improv Festival (Madison), The Kansas City Improv Festival, and The Chicago Improv Festival.

Gods Don't Play Dice


Successful improv shows are not built on a random series of events - great improvisers make consistent, intentional, and conscious choices that drive their shows forward. Improv is not only about taking risks, it's about making every risk a calculated one. Stop hoping that your shows will be successful, and instead start noting the power of choices that you make to put yourself in the driver's seat of success, and know which choices work for the show you're doing. Participants in this workshop will start analyzing the affect and effect of their choices on the outcome of the show and understand a greater knowledge of what they individually can do to become the masters of their own personal universes.

Saturday 4/1, 10am - 12pm, 2 hours, $25 – Buy online

About Chris George


Chris George is San Diego's original longform improvisation instructor and has been performing improv since 2003.
He is a graduate of the iO training center in Chicago, and is a founder of the National Comedy Theater's Sunday Company, Finest City Improv, and the Stage Monkeys SD (San Diego's premier Harold team). CG co-owns Local Improv in San Diego, an independent performing and education theater.

He has taught at NCT, FCI, and Sidestage Improv in San Diego, and has performed at dozens of improv festivals across the US and Canada with his one-man show I Am the Show.

He performed regularly in San Diego with The World According To..., Mike and Chris (SD's original duo team), Fourth blue (SD's original monoscene team), Fellow Travellers, and Book Club.

He has been teaching since 2008 and currently lives in Chicago where plays on the CIS House Team Ketchup on Vegetables.

SCHEDULE



THURSDAY

3/30


9:30 PM

The New Set


FRIDAY

3/31


8:00 PM


Monkey Business Institute


Alex Collyard


Atlas Improv Co.



10:00 PM


I am the Show


J & J Show


Rookie Card



SATURDAY

4/1

1PM

TO

SUNDAY

4/2

2AM


1:00 PM

Student/Faculty Hour


2:00 PM

Jawesome


2:30 PM

J & J Show


3:00 PM

Carol's Birthday


3:30 PM

Lights and Sirens


4:00 PM

TheatreSports ft. The Retirees


5:00 PM

Marley

5:30 PM

Lights And Sirens


6:00 PM

The Jochs


6:30 PM

Gallop


7:00 PM

Atlas West


7:30 PM

MP2


8:00 PM

Atlas Improv Co.


8:30 PM

Rookie Card


9:00 PM

Atlas North


9:30 PM

I Am The Show

10:00 PM

Atlas Improv Co.

10:30 PM

Alex Collyard

11:00 PM

Be Goodison


11:30 PM

"TBD"


12:00 AM

Atlas Improv Co.


12:30 AM

Atlas Improv Co.


1:00 AM

Jam


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