Craig Cackowski joins me for Mullaney Chain on Wednesday

Come see WILDCARD and Mullaney Chain on Wednesday night. The show is going to be at Strawdog Theater in the usual time and place for Hump Night. Check out the details here. The lineup for Mullaney Chain is going to be awesome. Can’t wait to play with my old coach and friend Craig Cackowski.

Help promote the Chicago Improv Festival

I got an email from one of the performers in next week’s Chicago Improv Festival asking what they could do to help promote the festival. Here is my response.

  • First thing to do is make sure you are on the performer email list. This list is where we send special information only for performers (like the secret show on Saturday night only available to CIF Performers).
  • Help us promote on Facebook. What has become obvious is that it really makes a difference when people share their shows on Facebook. Most of the people who have explored the CIF website in the past few weeks have gotten there because someone shared a link on Facebook. It’s far more effective that Facebook ads. With that in mind, we are asking CIF performers to like the CIF Facebook page and RSVP to the CIF Facebook Event for next week. Next find your event(s) on the CIF Website and share the link on your Facebook wall.
  • Take some pictures when you are at CIF and please share them on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or Instagram and mention CIF when you do.

Please keep in mind when you are promoting shows at CIF, that CIF is produced by Chicago Improv Productions, a not for profit who mission is “to celebrate the present, honor the past, and showcase the future of improvisational theatre, in all of its multi-disciplinary expressions, through local, regional, national, and international prespectives; by presenting and producing performances and workshops for both the general public and practicing improvisational theatre artists.”

Cross posted at http://chicagoimprovfestival.org/news/.

Workshop at Chicago Improv Festival – Behavior is a Game

mullaney smileSaturday, Apr 6, 2013
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Atheneum Theatre – Studio One

A Workshop with Kevin Mullaney
Behavior is a Game
This is a two hour workshop with CIF Artistic Director Kevin Mullaney (UCB, IRC).

Create fun behavior-based games in your scenes. Respond impulsively to your scene partner. Turn those impulses into a game by provoking your scene partner, and making them your emotional yo-yo.