Whether or not we mean to, we are always bringing all of ourselves into the rooms we play in. This workshop focuses on three aspects of yourself-Your Personal Genius, Your Perceived Flaws and Your Improv Kryptonite. In an environment of support we will explore how you can be more intentional about bringing yourself into the room and using your unique gifts. That thing you hate about yourself? It is your greatest gift. Your Hidden Knowledge? Adds specificity, joy and POV to your improvisation without even having to try. We face your fears straight on, fail hard and succeed even harder. It’s a fun supportive environment to test and push your limits.
Andel Sudik Bio:
Andel Sudik is a director, improviser, actor and writer based in Los Angeles and Chicago known for her explosive energy onstage and in the classroom as well as her experiential teaching style. She was born in Chicago, raised in California and moved back to Chicago at the tender age of 17 to study comedy and improvisation. She studied at iO(Then Improv Olympic) while performing with a social issues theater company and working two retail jobs. She was then hired by the Second City to tour. When she finished touring she moved to Amsterdam to work at Boom Chicago and write for Comedy Central News Netherlands. She returned to Chicago to write and perform in the Jeff Award award winning Second City ETC revue “We’re All in this Room Together” and has since produced countless successful two-man shows as Arch&Anděl (The Public House, Annoyance, OoB Festival) and improvisational experiences.
Andel is a faculty member of the Second City Training Center programs; A-E, Conservatory, Advanced and Teen and Youth program and has taught her workshops all over States and the world (The Improv Shop St. Louis, Monkey Business Institute Madison, OLLIE Northwestern, CLIP U of C, Bucharest, Dublin, Iceland, Bulgaria, The Netherlands, OKC, The Improv Retreat WI, The New Movement NOLA, San Jose, San Francisco, San Diego, Atlanta, OKC, Gladstone, Bar Harbor, Boston, The Improv Retreat, Improv Utopia East, U of C, Chicago Police Explorers, etc.) A sought after director in Chicago’s comedy scene, her favorite thing to do is sit in with teams (like Westside’s Improv Famous with Jay Sukow, SC’s Ex Pats, etc) or guest on cool podcasts (like Hello form the Magic Tavern, Improv Nerd, etc) and when she’s in LA she plays with her team DORN that found its roots in Chicago at iO.
She considers herself proactively pessimistic and infuses are her work-no matter how abstract-with organic honesty and emotional grounding.