**SOLD OUT** Finding the Character Game
SUNDAY, MAY 26TH
10AM-1PM (THE DOUBLETREE)
Character traits are the foundation of comedy. Learn to tap into more
specific and interesting characters in your improv with Caitlin Barlow,
one of the creators, writers and actors of the hit comedy series, Teachers. Through
exercises and scene work we will learn to identify your character's
"game", which makes improvising more organic and fun.
Caitlin Barlow plays the eco-friendly and ultra-politically correct Ms. Cecelia Cannon in TV Land's comedy series, "Teachers." Barlow, along with "The Katydids," writes, stars in and executive produces the series alongside showrunner Ian Roberts.
Coincidentally, Barlow was an actual elementary school teacher and earned her M.A. in Bilingual Education from DePaul University. A native of Illinois, she earned her B.A. in history from Illinois State University in 2006. After graduation, she taught English in Osaka, Japan for a year.
In Chicago, when she wasn't trying to get nine-year-olds excited about fractions, Barlow was active in the Chicago comedy community, performing in various improvisation and sketch comedy shows at the iO Theater, The Annoyance Theater and The Second City. She acted in several comedic shorts including "Tool T-Shirt," which won the 2011 Just for Laughs Festival's award for Best Comedic Short.