Frank Caeti (Los Angeles) and Susan Messing (Chicago) are stopping by for a hot second next weekend, and you should, too. Frank and Susan will perform next Friday, June 13th at 7:30PM. Then they'll be back on Sunday morning for workshops. They're some of our favorites here at DCH, and the workshops and shows always sell out. Snag a seat and a spot in a workshop while you can. It's totally worth it.
What's this scene about? w/Frank Caeti (Sunday, June 15th 11am-1Pm $35) Click here to Register
You're 30 to 60 seconds into a scene and you're having difficulty finding what the scene is about, you're not sure what to explore and heighten. This workshop will focus on making simple strong choices early in the scene, then recognizing possible things to heighten, and finally making choices that will inform all subsequent action. It's rare that there isn't information to explore in a scene, but it's all too common that we don't hold onto our initial choices and therefore the scene starts to get inventive or inorganic.
Frank Caeti is an alumnus of The Second City Chicago where his credits include: National Touring Company, two resident company stages (Chicago e.t.c. & Las Vegas), Reverie (a nonverbal sketch comedy show), and Twist Your Dickens at the Kirk Douglas Theater. He was a series regular on the FOX’s long running sketch show MADtv. Other tv credits include: Key and Peele, Reno 911, NCIS, The Jay Leno Show, and over forty commercials. His regional theater credits include: La Jolla Playhouse, Dallas Theater Center, and Laguna Playhouse. Frank is one half of the acclaimed duo, FrankenMatt with former Saturday Night Live writer Matt Craig. He regularly performs in LA at UCB, iO West, and Second City Hollywood.
Protecting the Freak w/Susan Messing (Sunday, June 15th 11am-1PM $35) Click here to Register.
Susan Messing, a NJ native and graduate of Northwestern University’s Theatre School, has been an improviser and comedian for over twenty-five years. She is an alumna of the iO Theatre, Second City’s Mainstage, and a founding member of Chicago’s infamous Annoyance Theatre. Susan created and has taught her curriculum at iO and iO West, The Annoyance Theatre, The Second City, and around the country. Susan is an adjunct instructor for DePaul University, The University of Chicago, and The School at Steppenwolf. Her standup act with her puppet, Jolly, was featured at the HBO/US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, and on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and NBC’s Late Fridays. Her most impressive bit movie role was as a bad stripper in a halo brace in Let’s Go to Prison! You can see her fuck around every Thursday night in her critically acclaimed show, Messing with a Friend, now in its seventh year at The Annoyance Theatre. She has been delighted to participate in JFL every year since its Chicago debut.