with Craig Uhilr
Saturday 3:15pm at The Village Theatre
This workshop is about the value and built in support of the tag mechanism used in long form improv. We will play and discuss theories around tagging into scenes. Plot versus game versus function. La Ronde and Beer Shark Mice and Scene Chain ,all 3 being tag based long forms, will be discussed and taught. Play fast, play smart, play together.
Craig Uhlir was born and raised in Chicago, in the USA. After completing his training at Chicago’s big three improvisational schools: Second City, improvOlympics, and the Annoyance back in the 90's, Craig began playing with Harold teams Deep Schwa and Vahalla. He also played at ComedySportz Chicago for 4 years doing short form improv. He toured with the Second City National Touring Company going around the world and then performed in Second City Las Vegas at the Flamingo hotel for 3 years. These days Craig teaches at iO (formerly improvOlympics) and The Second City. He still performs every Sunday night in Deep Schwa at iO, Chicago’s longest running Harold team. Craig has been playing for over 20 years and teaching since the turn of the century. I would say Craig’s specialty is group work and teaching others how to put the fun in funny.