Saturday, April 19, 2014


Workshops with
Jill Bernard

Playing to Lose
WHEN: May 3rd, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM 
Meadow Mill Theater, 3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 114, Baltimore
TUITION: $40     Register Now!

Improvisers accidentally bring their own egos onstage, frequently, which makes it hard for them to lose even when the scene requires it.  The story of the Lord of the Rings if Frodo never loses is: Frodo walks up a mountain and throws in a ring. That saves about 500,000 words but makes the story a hell of a lot less compelling.  In this workshop we will practice losing and loving it.

If It Makes You Happy
WHEN: May 4th, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
WHERE: Meadow Mill Theater, 3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 114, Baltimore
TUITION: $40    
Register Now!

Too often improv feels like a chore, filled with right decisions and good and bad choices. In this session with Jill Bernard, participants will learn the joy and success that follows doing exactly what tickles them. Please wear closed toe shoes to this workshop.

Jill Bernard has been performing with ComedySportz-Twin Cities since 1993, and is a founding member of HUGE Theater in Uptown Minneapolis. Her one-woman improv piece, Drum Machine, has been featured in over forty improv festivals. She has taught and performed improv in Norway, Australia, Canada, Argentina and over thirty-five of the United States; and also on an episode of MTV “Made.” She is one-half of the duo SCRAM with Joe Bill of the Annoyance Theater. An Artistic Associate of the Chicago Improv Festival, she has studied at the Annoyance Theater, Improv Olympic, the Brave New Workshop and other organizations; and is the recipient of the 2005 Chicago Improv Festival Avery Schreiber Ambassador of Improv Award, and the 2007 Miami Improv Festival award for Best Solo Show. She was also the winner, in January 2000, of the Executive Vice President Award for outstanding contribution to Human Resources, the highest award in the American Express Human Resources function. She's also the voice of God, the Holy Ghost, the Virgin Mary and other religious figures in a series of confirmation videos for Sparkhouse.