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Saturday, January 31 • 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Improvised Shakespeare Company with Joey Bland, Ross Bryant, Greg Hess, Thomas Middleditch and Blaine Swen

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Based on one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written) The Improvised Shakespeare Company creates a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your eyes. Nothing is planned-out, rehearsed, or written. All of the dialogue is said for the first time, the characters are created as you watch, and if ever you're wondering where the story is going...so are they! You've never seen the Bard like this before!
$30 All Ages

Performers
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Blaine Swen

Blaine Swen is the creator and director of "The Improvised Shakespeare Company." He can also be seen at iO Chicago performing in the two-person group "Blessing with Susan Messing."  His other iO credits include the house team "Bullet Lounge," the one-man improvised musical, "BASH!," "The Armando Diaz Experience," "The Deltones," and "Challenger." He has also performed in Chicago with The Chicago Shakespeare... Read More →
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Greg Hess

Greg Hess is an actor and writer living in Los Angeles. He is a founding member of the critically acclaimed Cook County Social Club, and regular performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade, and iO West. Past credits include the Second City National Touring Company, and Baby Wants Candy among others. Television credits include "Playing House," "Soul Man," "Key & Peele" and "Schlub Life," a recent pilot with Comedy Central. He is a... Read More →
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Improvised Shakespeare Company

The Improvised Shakespeare Company, founded in 2005, has been performing its critically-acclaimed show every Friday night at the world famous iO Theater for over seven years and continues to entertain audiences around the globe with its touring company.  The ISC continues to sell out their recurring limited engagements Off Broadway in NYC at THEATRE 80 and in Los Angeles at the comedy mecca, Largo at the Coronet just from word of mouth and... Read More →
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Joey Bland

Joey Bland has performed with The Improvised Shakespeare Company for nine years. In Chicago he also performs with multiple musical improv ensembles including Baby Wants Candy and The Improvised Sondheim Project. Also in recent years, Joey has often worked on unique projects with The Second City, collaborating with the Chicago Lyric Opera, collaborating with the Hubbard Street Dance Company, and playing a disgraced Illinois governor. 
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Ross Bryant

Ross Bryant has been performing with The Improvised Shakespeare company since it began at the iO Theater in Chicago.  Previously, Ross toured internationally with the Second City Touring Company and was an ensemble member of the Second City Mainstage, where he co-wrote and performed the critically-acclaimed review "Let Them Eat Chaos."  Currently, Ross can be seen at UCB LA with Baby Wants Candy. Ross also draws lots of cartoons... Read More →
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Thomas Middleditch

Thomas Middleditch can currently be seen as Richard Hendrix, the central character in Mike Judge’s (recently Emmy nominated) series on HBO, "Silicon Valley." | | Thomas will soon be seen in the feature films, "The Bronze" opposite Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole, and Sebastian Stan and "The Final Girls," directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson. He will also soon be heard as one of the lead voices in the DreamWorks animated feature, "Captain Underpants... Read More →



Saturday January 31, 2015 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Kanbar Hall at JCCSF 3200 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94118