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Green Shirt News for 7/25/13!

News and updates for Green Shirt Studio – July 25th thru August 1st!

Here it is, your weekly post for Green Shirt Studio news. We know this is just the tip of the iceberg, so if you are a current or former student with news to share, e-mail us!

Instructor and Studio News

Andrew Gallant is co-writer and director of The Agency Theater Collective’s Fall 2013 production, I Wish to Apologize to the People of Illinois. Cast should be decided within the week. Stay tuned!

Jimmy Carrane hosts Frank Caeti of The Second City and MadTv as his guest for Improv Nerd at Stage 773 on Sunday, July 28th at 5:00pm (click here for tickets). Jimmy’s Level 2 Art of Slow Comedy class at Green Shirt began on July 15th and is off to a great start. The next session of his classes begins Sept 9th at Green Shirt. Click here for details!

Keira Fromm directs the Midwest premiere of Fallow for Steep Theatre Company. The show runs now through August 17th (click here for tickets). Look for Keira’s audition workshop classes coming to Green Shirt later this fall.

Sommer Austin and Andrew Gallant‘s theatre company, The Agency Theater Collective, produces their weekly “theatrical open mic” No Shame Theatre this Saturday at 10:30pm at The Lincoln Loft. For more information on No Shame, including how to sign up to perform, click here or see No Shame’s Facebook page.

Student and Alumni News and Shows

Colleen Bohar is in the NEIU production of Blithe Spirit that runs now through August 3rd. Click here for more information.

James Tierney beat out over 300 performers to win The Playground Theater’s 10th Season of “Give Me 5.” Congrats, James!

Melissa Jaen is offering actor headshots and other rewards if you fund her Rockethub project for her photography business, now thru 8/15/13.

Jay Sukow‘s film, “Trubadeaux: A Restaurant Movie,” is getting some great press lately, including the front page of Dining Chicago. Download and watch the film here for only $5.

Amanda Raquel Martinez is understudying in Big Lake Big City, playing now through August 25th at Lookingglass Theatre and directed by David Schwimmer.

Allison Black and Janice Rumschlag perform in Improvised Jane Austen and host “Ladies’ Night” (an all-ladies show) on the second Saturday of Every month.  The next one is coming up in August at The Bughouse Theater at 10pm. Save the date!

DeChantel Kosmatka‘s theater company, Oracle Theatre, is getting excellent reviews for their production of Waiting for Lefty, including being Reader Recommended and getting 3 1/2 stars by The Chicago Tribune. The show is FREE and is running now thru July 27th. Make reservations here.

See Michael Goodman in the cast of Million Dollar Quartet in Chicago (and elsewhere in the US) as well as multiple improv and music gigs around town. Click here to check out where he’ll be next.

We know lots of you are doing lots of stuff that we didn’t know about. So, if you’ve got news, let us know by e-mailing us at

Have a great week, break legs, and see some shows!