Tiny Funny Women Fest Ensemble
10AM-1PM Saturday & Sunday (both days), plus 8PM Sunday performance. Ensembles will be directed by Lauren Anderson of the Brave New Workshop, Jill Bernard of HUGE Theater, and The Holograms from Des Moines, Iowa. Cost: $50

Play together for 3 delicious hours each morning with one director to build an ensemble, learn new skills, and dive into a fresh focus fueled by the group and what your instructor is most passionate about. For female-identified improvisors only. When registering, you may pick your ensemble director, or choose a “no preference” ticket to be put into which ever group is the best fit.

Each ensemble performs at the festival showcase, 8pm Sunday, January 7th.

The Trouble with Yes-And – Workshop and Discussion with Amy Seham
Saturday Jan 6th, 3-5pm Cost: $20
Part of the Tiny Funny Women Fest, this workshop is open to everyone.
The trouble with Yes-And — Fighting Sexism and Sexual Harassment in Improv
A Workshop and Discussion of New Approaches to Training and Performance

Improv scholar-practitioner, Amy Seham, is at work on another book! In her first, Whose Improv Is It, Anyway?, Seham explored the complex issues of race, gender and improv. Today, in response to the increased visibility of sexual harassment in improv and in society at large, Northwestern University Press has contracted Seham to investigate new approaches to improv training that would revamp our core understanding of “Agreement.” Join us to share ideas and experiment with techniques-in-development for this exciting project.

Strong Character Choices – Workshop with Taj Ruler
Sunday Jan 7th, 3-5pm Cost: $20
Part of the Tiny Funny Women Fest, this workshop is open to everyone.
The best scenes have unique characters that your audience can fall in love with right away. This workshop will focus on creating those characters from the top with strong and deliberate choices.