Craig Cackowski (Community/Arrested Development) and Lucas Neff (Raising Hope) are headed to Dallas Comedy House this July. It's a weekend full of workshops and shows with these two stellar guys that you don't want to miss. Ticket sales for their shows will go on sale June 25th. Early Bird Registration for workshops is now available. Dr. Cacky's Improv Cleanse Saturday, July 13th 10:30-1PM
Is your scenework tired and sluggish? Are you falling back on the same tired choices and characters you always make? Do you need to get back to basics and be playful and strong again? If so, Dr. Cacky's Improv Cleansing is for you. He'll give you the improv equivalent of a high colonic, flushing the toxins of insecurity and indecision out of your system. You'll also receive some personalized feedback via e-mail. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! ($55)
Sell It! w/Craig Cackowski: Saturday, July 13th 4:30-7PM
Energy, confidence and decisiveness are 90% of the battle in improv, i.e. it's not so much what you say as when you say it and how you say it. How comfortable you are on stage will have a huge impact on how you're perceived by the audience. Whether you're a veteran improvisor or new to the artform, this is the perfect workshop for the performer who needs to practice owning their impulses and delivering them with confidence right away. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! ($55)
Craig Cackowski has performed, taught, coached and directed at the iO Chicago and iO West theaters since 1992. While in Chicago, he opened five revues on the Second City Mainstage and ETC and was involved with such groundbreaking improvised shows as Close Quarters, JTS Brown, Grunt, and Frank Booth In The Blue Velvet Lounge. He can be seen regularly in Los Angeles at iO West, UCB, and Second City, in such shows as Dasariski, Quartet, ASSSSCAT and The Armando Show. Film and TV appearances include his recurring role as "Officer Cackowski" on Community, How I Met Your Mother, Workaholics, Arrested Development, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Year of the Dog, and the upcoming ABC improv show Trust Us With Your Life, and the new hit summer film, Kings of Summer.
The Universe Technique w/Lucas Neff: Saturday, July 13th 4:30-7PM ($55)
The Universe Technique is the art of learning and embracing in detail all the elements and character of an environment and to learn how to vividly paint that universe for an audience. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! ($55)
Lucas Neff graduated with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Theater from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2008. His acting career started when he was mistakenly assigned to the performing arts department at UIC. After college, he took classes at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. His local theater debut was in the Chicago-based theater company Collaboraction's production of "Jon". While trying to start his career by appearing in storefront theater and commercials, Neff financed himself by cleaning houses, which he only began a week before being cast in his first major role. His first television role came when he was cast in a minor role in the series finale of A&E Network's The Beast.
When a nationwide casting call was put out for Raising Hope, Neff taped his ten-page audition and sent it in to the show's creator, Greg Garcia. From this first tape, Neff became Garcia's first choice for the role of Jimmy Chance. After gaining the role in Raising Hope, he has maintained his links with the theater, writing plays. His play The Last Duck was performed at the Jackalope Theatre in Chicago as the final play of the 20112012 season. It was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Work. Continuing the tradition of Peter Sellers and Andy Kaufman, in 2013, he created the alter ego, Jimmy Connolly, and began performing stand up in character around Los Angeles. March 11, 2013 is the first date Jimmy Connolly is known to have appeared on stage.