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Jill Bernard, an intergalactic star of improv, is stopping in Houston and dropping some knowledge along the way. She'll be teaching a three hour unmissable workshop on the Sunday after Thanksgiving and you should join her!
THE OTHER CONFLICTS
We spend too much time on Man vs. Man. What other conflicts are there? Man vs. Nature, Man vs. Society, Man vs. Himself, etc. In this workshop we'll explore what we can do besides bicker with each other. Please wear closed toe shoes to this workshop.
Jill Bernard's internationally touring one-woman show Drum Machine will première in Houston at 7:00 Sunday night & be followed by an ensemble show, featuring Jill, called You Only Better. Tickets for these shows are free for anyone attending the workshop and available to general admission for $5.
About Jill Bernard:
Jill Bernard has been performing with ComedySportz-Twin Cities since 1993, and is a founding member of HUGE Theater in Uptown Minneapolis. Her one-woman improv piece, Drum Machine, has been featured in over forty improv festivals, including the Chicago Improv Festival, the Toronto Improv Jamboree, the Miami Improv Festival, Philadelphia Improv Festival, and the ComedySportz National Tournament, among others. She has taught and performed improv in Norway, Australia, Canada, and over thirty of these United States. She is one-half of the duo SCRAM with Joe Bill of the Annoyance Theater. She the recipient of the 2005 Chicago Improv Festival Avery Schreiber Ambassador of Improv Award, and the 2007 Miami Improv Festival award for Best Solo Show. She was also the winner, in January 2000, of the Executive Vice President Award for outstanding contribution to Human Resources, the highest award in the American Express Human Resources function. She's also the nerdy host of the fake cable access show "Hot Jamz" on the KS95 commercials, and the voice of God, the Holy Ghost, the Virgin Mary and other religious figures in a series of confirmation videos for Sparkhouse.
When & Where
With a full lineup of intelligent yet irreverent stand-up, sketch and improv, Station Theater is Houston’s home for independent comedy. Station’s ever-growing pool of improv and sketch comedy troupes delight audiences every Thursday through Saturday.
Station’s comedy conservatory offers workshops and classes in long form improv, sketch comedy, stand-up comedy as well as other areas of performance art.
Station is available for corporate training programs and private events.
Structure: Thursdays – 8:30pm
Structure features seasoned comedians working together to create an improvised interwoven comedic performance that explores human nature and the absurdity of life—all based on an audience suggestion. This weekly powerhouse show is Station’s nod to great traditional forms of improv.
Supernova Armando featuring Lotería: Fridays – 8:30pm
The Supernova Armando is a weekly improv show that features many of Station’s finest improvisers and puts a spin on the classic Armando form. Each week, improvisers take the real-life true stories of a riveting guest monologist and create hilarious scenes based on them. [paragraph break] The Supernova Armando cast takes the stage right after the Lotería: the show left up to chance! In the Lotería, improvisers of all levels—including those who just took their first class—are welcome to join the fun in this weekly jam.
Dark Matter: Fridays – 10:00pm
Late-Night Improv Comedy. Unhindered Imagination.
Syzygy: Saturdays – 8:30pm
Get ready to blast off with Syzygy, Station's Saturday show that will take you to the moon and back. During Syzygy, three different back-to-back hilarious comedic groups will put on a one-of-a-kind show that we know you'll enjoy.
Singularity: Saturdays - 10:00pm
Each month during Singularity, a new comedic act headlines the show preceded by talented comedic opening acts.