STAGE 773 (The Pro) $15
1225 W Belmont AVEChicago, IL 60657
Jill Bernard is a Minneapolis improvisor. A member of ComedySportz-Twin Cities since 1993, she is a founder of HUGE Theater and the director of education for the Twin Cities Improv Festival. Her one-woman improv show Drum Machine has toured the nations of USA, Canada and Norway.
Sybil is a completely improvised solo performance piece developed by Andy Eninger in 1999. The piece lasts from 15 to 45 minutes, and is created on the spot from a single audience suggestion. In a Sybil, the lone actor plays each and every character in an expanding, thematically connected network of improvised scenes and monologs. Plotlines and characters evolve from the initial suggestion resulting in comedically intertwined, spontaneous stories that unfold in unexpected directions. The performance is the ultimate challenge for an improvisor and a theatrical delight for the audience, who ofen find themselves involved in the action. The form itself is always evolving and growing, through Eninger's work and in the hands of graduates of his workshops.