'Cago!

'Cago!

This is a show I am extremely excited about. A group of professionals and friends got together to talk about the history of the Chicago comedy scene. What made it so special? What has changed since the beginning of the comedy scene? These questions and more brought about a show called  'Cago!. Technically a variety show, it is a multi talent show constructed specifically for the purpose to showcase authentic Chicago talent. We pride ourselves on bringing anyone and everyone who has a bold voice to perform. The talent includes spoken word, improv, sketch comedy, performance art, stand up, and much more. The Playground Theater took us in and gave our ideas shelter. This non-for-profit theatre is the heart of what 'Cago is trying to do. 'Cago was created to build up younger performers, expose real Chicago talent, and to build friendships in the community. 

Logo by Hayley St.Germain

Nerd's Night Out

Nerd's Night Out

My first production internship was at the Playground Theater which is a non-for-profit comedy theater in Chicago. It ended with my first self produced show, Nerd's Night Out. Nerd's Night Out was a variety show that surrounded the the comic book universe. It incorporated sketch, improv, and stand up that encompassed elements of super heroes. I was in charge of booking acts, directing the show, bringing in an audience, and running tech. 

I learned what it takes to run a show on my own and how much work it was. At the end of it I felt like I could take charge of any project I worked on. This show sharped my DIY skills because of the limited funds and materials we had. It was a very successful show that I am extremely proud of.

Poster by Ale Domeier