This April, we are delighted to welcome Tim Soszko and Micah Philbrook of (the tim&micah project) from Chicago to Norwich to teach two workshops and perform a show.Tim and Micah have performed and coached improv for 20 years in the worlds improv capital at such renowned places as The Second City, IO and Annoyance. This is a fantastic opportunity to be trained by two improvisers operating at the very top level of the craft.
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Tuesday 4th April from 7pm-10pm, Chantry Hall, Chantry Road, Norwich.
The foundational elements of improvisational theater from the birthplace of modern improv. In this course, we will cover the basic elements of improv with an added focus on the relationship of the scene, the character point of view, and other elements unique to Chicago. Suitable for all levels - including beginners.
Wednesday 5th April from 10am-5pm - venue TBC, will be city centre Norwich
It’s time to stop thinking so much and just go for it! This workshop is designed to get you out of your head and into the scene. Improv is about trust – trusting your partner, and most importantly, trusting yourself. And like editing, it’s a skill we can learn. You know those bold moves you love seeing but never seem to make? Well, now is the time to focus on the skill that helps you make those moves. Focus on confident choices, reckless agreement, and unapologetic support. Go for it!
Suitable for people with some improv experience (short or long form)
Wednesday 5th April from 8pm in the Doghouse Bar, Norwich
Come and see Tim and Micah do their thing. With help from participants of workshop 2, Tim and Micah will be performing a long form improv show. Chicago Improv in Norwich - not to be missed!
Free entry, chuck a few quid in the bucket on your way out if you had a nice time!
Seasoned sketch comedians Tim Soszko and Micah Philbrook have worked side by side for many years and at many different places. Out of their desire to bring inventive and distinct work to the sketch comedy scene, they created the tim&micah project. Now they work together to transcend expectations and warp minds.
The tim&micah project is a turtlenecked, sketch comedy duo created by Tim Soszko and Micah Philbrook, aiming to do something different in the world of sketch comedy. Since 2006, we’ve toured around the USA (LA, New Orleans, Austin, Utah, New York, etc) teaching and performing improv and sketch comedy together. we’ve worked with The Second City, iO, The Annoyance, pH productions, The Cupid Players, The New Movement, Barrel of Monkeys, and The Playground, among many others.
As the tim&micah project, we have written and performed 8 original sketch comedy revues, produced a full length sketch comedy pilot episode, and become a fixture in the Chicago sketch comedy scene.
We love sketch comedy because it allows us to use any aspect of theater, performance or art in each scene. In fact, we pride ourselves on combining different styles and forms to create something the audience has never seen.
On stage, the tim&micah project attempts to engage our audiences with absolute absurdity, playful eloquence, and a ridiculousness that focuses on the shared experience. we utilize many methods of performance, with every choice being purposeful and meticulously scripted to achieve our goal of eliciting an audience reaction.
Tim Soszko performs with Bri-Ko and The Deltones. He teaches all sorts of classes with Second City, IO Chicago, The Actors Training Center, Loyola University and Columbia College to name a few. Tim is also a voiceover artist, writer of sketch comedy, director of many sketch and improv groups, and a producer of the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival. He has been all over the United States, Canada and Europe, teaching and performing. Many people find Tim funny....his wife and children do not. timsoszko.com
Micah Philbrook is an improvisor, actor, writer, director, and teacher based in Chicago. He is half of the tim&micah project, an avant garde sketch comedy troupe; a founding member of pH Productions, an award winning theater ensemble known for original comedic works; the executive producer of That Sunday Show, a modern comedic variety show; and he’s a regular performer with Those Who Can’t, an improv showcase featuring teachers of improvisational theater. Micah has toured the atlantic ocean and the caribbean sea on cruise ships, performing with The Second City, toured the United States and Canada with the tim&micah project and pH productions. Since 2008, Micah has been a faculty member of the Second City Training Center in Chicago where he has taught over 100 classes in the comedic arts. micahphilbrook.com