Go behind-the-microphone with Jimmy Carrane and watch him talk shop with your favorite improv legends, perform an improvised scene together, then followed by a Q and A session. This week: Anne Libera!
Anne Libera (Director of Comedy Studies, History and Analysis of Modern Comedy) served as Executive Artistic Director of The Second City Training Centers and Education Programs for 8 years where she is now Artistic Associate. She has worked with The Second City since 1986 and has taught in The Training Center since 1991. Her book, The Second City Almanac of Improvisation is published by Northwestern University Press. For The Second City, she directed The Madness of Curious George and Computer Chips and Salsa, the Theatre on the Lake productions The Second City Goes to War and The Second City Looks at The Windy City as well as touring company productions that have appeared all over The United States. in Edinburgh, Scotland and Vienna, Austria.
Outside of Second City, she has directed Bunny, Bunny for Iilinois Theater Center and Stephen Colbert’s one man show Describing a Circle. She reviewed theater on WGN radio and written for NPR news quiz show Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me. She has been an artistic consultant to Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry and serves on the governing board for Gilda’s club Chicago.