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