Improv class

Stephanie Anderson

Creating Solo Material

Three-hour Thursday workshop. Instructor Stephanie Anderson (Second City Training Center) offers a workshop for performers interested in creating "solo" material. Prerequisite needed.

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  • Thursday, July 26, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Tuition: $60
  • Prerequisite: Completion of a beginning improv class or permission of the instructor and comedy school principal.
  • All classes are 18 and over. Once payment is made, there are no refunds, exchanges or cancellations.
  • This workshop is limited to 16 people.


Aspiring Solo Performers, Storytellers, Comedians, Sketch Writers, YouTubers, etc. will learn how to generate solo material and create content. This workshop focuses on how to find your own voice and showcase your p.o.v. through a combination of improv and writing exercises to develop and refine pieces. Workshop participants can look forward to in-class writing tasks, improvised scenes, and individual feedback throughout the workshop. Sense of play required, notebook/pen recommended.


Stephanie Anderson

Stephanie Anderson is a writer, actor, director, improviser, and teacher in Chicago and a faculty member of The Second City Training Center. She began her comedy career taking classes at the DC Improv with Shawn Westfall a decade ago. She honed her skills in short and long-form improvisation by taking classes over the years with leading instructors from NYC (UCB, PIT), LA (Groundlings), and Chicago (Annoyance, iO). In DC, she taught and coached several improv troupes in the area, and was a member of Jive Turkey, Comedy SportzDC, WIT harold team Caveat, and The Score.

In 2012, Stephanie followed her passion for improvisational comedy to Chicago where improvises regularly with her iO harold team- Cecilia, and MAX A/C at the Chicago Improv Studio. In addition to touring as one-half of the improv/writing duo GIRLISH, she has written, performed, and directed several solo and ensemble sketch shows throughout Chicago and utilizes her improvisational foundation in the process. Stephanie’s love of teaching has led her around the country facilitating improv workshops for both actors and corporate audiences.