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  •   Skyler is the kinda guy who makes you smile just by being in his presence. He has completed all of our core classes, currently rocks out with Musical Improv, and plays regularly on conservatory team “Where’s Brenda?”, as well as FCI’s featured show: Attack Of The Rotten Tomatoes. Skyler’s dedication to the theatre is surely undisputed; he even moved and changed jobs to be closer to the theatre. ...

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  • Saturday, November 11th we are getting a full dose of Rob Belushi and Tim Stolenberg from Second City! You can find the critically-acclaimed improv duo: Teaching not one, but TWO workshops – “Bad Manners” @ 10am and “Specifics” @ 1pm Being the interviewed guests for FCI house team Found Family! Performing their incredible show, Courtesy Shuttle. Crazy, right? SO MANY OPPORTUNITIES. But here’s the ...

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  • Awkward. Quiet. Shy. Anti-social. If you suffer from social anxiety, these words probably feel familiar. Social anxiety can make common, everyday situations much more difficult. Parties with friends, happy hour with co-workers, or, a dreaded networking event can all cause a sense of dread and foreboding. But there are ways to combat those feelings, and actually enjoy yourself at social gatherings....

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  • What does making up a comedy show possibly have in common with business? Allow me to start by putting you in the shoes of an improviser.  Imagine you are standing on stage in front of dozens of people.  They are all there because they desire something from you… in this case, to be entertained.  What they expect is something wonderful and they want it right away.   Now, if you look around the stage...

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  • We have to admit that this November, we are looking to snuggle up in something tall and handsome! On November 4th at 9pm, we bring Jason to the stage, and ladies better get ready! Are you ready to make his dreams come true? We will be studying furiously to find out: Act 1: Why he’s still single! Act 2: Who might be his perfect match! Act 3: We now declare you… “Happily-ish ever after-ish!” More ab...

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  • Joe Partynski Teacher Intro from Finest City Improv on Vimeo. Joey teaches level 2 and 3 classes. He has experience studying both acting and improv. Acting and theater classes taught him to be vulnerable, ridiculous, and dramatic. Improv taught him to listen, focus, support, let go, and most importantly- have fun. His teaching will combines both, as he loves to help people become bolder and more a...

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  •   We feel so lucky to have answered the call when a North Carolina gal was moving out west and wanted to find her new hometown theatre. She has a journey unlike most as she didn’t join Finest City as a brand new performer, but rather someone with lots of experience. So how did FCI stack up against other theatres she had trained with? She attributes our amazing and welcoming community as the reason...

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Julius Ravelo

  • Julius from Finest City Improv on Vimeo. Julius currently teaches intermediate core classes with a focus on advanced scene work at Finest City Improv, and also coaches house team Killer Giraffe. He studied at The Second City Hollywood and iO West in Los Angeles, as well as Finest City Improv and Sidestage Improv in San Diego. Julius has been an FCI ensemble member since 2016 and currently performs...

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  •   Games, Games, Games! Love long-form improv? Want to learn a brand new skill and snag even more stage time? Then join us for our re-vamped Short Form Games class taught by Gary Ware! “Short form” improv is a style all of its own, and it’s tons of fun! Learn the art of short form games and play. It’s a great addition to your long form training, or just for an extra chance to experience on stage fu...

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  • Dear Kathy, My name is Jesse, and I am the Assistant Artistic Director at Finest City Improv in San Diego. I am also a huge fan.  That is why I would like to personally invite you to our parody musical improv show Attack of the Killer Tomatoes attacks: Hocus Pocus. I know you are probably bombarded with invitations around Halloween, yourself being a national Halloween treasure. But please… let me ...

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  • You’ve heard the old adage “fail fast, fail often,” which encourages rapid iteration and the discovery of new and novel ideas.  However, no one, including me, wants to fail!  Let’s be honest… it feels terrible every time. Here are just a few things I’ve failed at in my life: learning a second language, learning to play piano, passing a state lifeguard exam, and marriage.  That’s just what comes to...

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  • We have to admit that this October, we are hot for teacher! On October 7th at 9pm, we bring Bridget to the stage, so the boys better get their shiny red apples ready, because this theatre educator is only looking for straight A’s. Are you ready to make her dreams come true? We will be studying furiously to find out: Act 1: Why she’s still single! Act 2: Who might be her perfect match! Act 3: We no...

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  •   Amy Lisewski, founder of Finest City Improv, will be teaching a three-hour workshop titled “Love This Very Moment” on October 8th from 11am-2pm. Love more of your scenes by living fully in each moment with your scene partner(s).  Forget being interesting to your audience and simply be interested in your scene partner.  Double down on active listening, agreement, and responding fully to what you ...

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  • It all starts with a whiff of pumpkin spice. Before you know it, you’re carving jack-o-lanterns and stocking up on mini Snickers bars — for the Trick-or-Treaters, of course. That’s right – Halloween is in the air! That means the Sanderson Sisters are back, and there is hell to pay! Let’s be real. It is not officially Halloween until you watch the film Hocus Pocus. This October, Attack of The Rotte...

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  • Skyjammer, the popular improv rap troupe from Los Angeles, will join us September 23rd for a show that will leave you rapping and singing and laughing along! To witness the incredible, hilarious way they weave characters and music together on stage, mark your calendars for September 23rd at 9pm. Skyjammer is also bringing their improv rap style to a workshop on September 24th from 11-2pm. There ar...

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  • What do these four guys from the North Shore of Massachusetts have in common? They’re all hilarious! Asperger’s Are Us, a sketch comedy troupe from New England, starred in the documentary “Asperger’s Are Us,” which premiered in SXSW Film Festival and can currently be found on Netflix. The documentary focuses on “the first comedy troupe consisting of openly autistic people.” Asperger’s Are Us joins...

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  • There is no crying in baseball, but there may be some tears after Attack of the Rotten Tomatoes is finished remaking the beloved feature film A League of Their Own! Saturday, September 9th at 9pm, we are back to take on a movie classic chosen by the audience! If you have TNT, then you have seen the Rockford Peaches take on baseball just about every Sunday for the past ten years. It’s a tale as old...

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