Fishschtick to perform for LaughFest 2012

We’ve assembled a local all-star cast and are ready to perform at Dog Story Theater at 8:00pm on March 15, 2012, as part of the 2012 LaughFest. Come see The Second City alumni Mary Jane Pories and Joe Anderson along with other fantastic Grand…

Improv For Alzheimer’s

Researchers in Chicago have paired up with a local theater group to see how improvisational theater games affect the health and mood of patients with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. Listen to this news story from NPR’s Morning Edition:…

Mary Jane at Dog Story Theater Fund Raising Event August 11

Dog Story Theater is having their summer fund raising event Thursday, August 11th, from 5pm – 10pm, and Mary Jane will be there performing in the VIP show. Save the date on your calenders and check their website for more information. It will…

Mary Jane to attend the Applied Improvisation Network Annual World Conference

On June 16, 2011, Mary Jane will join over 100 other professionals from around the world at the Applied Improvisation Network (AIN) annual world conference in Baltimore, Maryland. The AIN is a community of practitioners and clients who value…

Mary Jane to Perform at Dog Story Theater

See Mary Jane Live! On Monday June 6, Mary Jane will be performing at Dog Story Theater in a VIP show with local celebrity Suzanne Geha. Watch and enjoy as Mary Jane and other local improvisers interview Suzanne onstage and then improvise a…

The New York Times: Davos Fellows Get Theater Arts Training at Columbia

Training for Leading Roles, By Patricia Cohen “Tap the skin,” Kristin Linklater tells the two dozen or so students who face her on the stage of the Miller Theater at Columbia University. “Now tap your leg. Walk. Tap. Walk. Tap.” “Now…

A Little Drama Helps Seniors Stay Sharp

On December 3, 2008 NBC news reported something we’ve learned ourselves. From our research. we discovered the positive impact improvisational theater has been found to have on cognition, social relationships, emotions, physical mobility and…