Musical Improv Intensive with Stacey Smith
April 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
One event on April 7, 2019 at 10:00am
Musical Improv Madness is a 2-day intensive for students already familiar with the basics of improvisation who are looking to expand their toolbox – by adding some music to the mix! Focusing on song structure, commitment to style, singing in character, creating memorable choruses and putting it all together into musical magic. This two-day intensive will culminate in a group performance on Sunday, April 7 at 8 pm at Stomping Ground Comedy.
About Stacey Smith
Stacey Smith is a loud Long Islander who recently relocated to Chicago by way of Boston. Stacey performs regularly with The Deltones and The Musical Armando at iO as well as at CSz Theater Chicago. She performed for many years in various projects with The Second City such as Life Hacks, The Really Awesome Improv Show, #DateMe and two contracts onboard the Norwegian Breakaway. She is a former instructor in the A-E Program, Youth&Teen Program and The Wellness Program at The Second City and recently created her own program called S.H.E (Sisterhood. Humor. Empowerment) for female identifying students ages 8-18. In addition, she also has taught at iO and The Playground Theater and is the former Head of the Training Center at CSz Theater Chicago. Most recently, Stacey was the Comedy School Manager at ImprovBoston where she also performed regularly with ImprovBoston’s Mainstage Cast and Music Improv Cast. Stacey just finished touring her solo musical improv show STACEJAM and taught musical improv in Bulgaria, Germany, Amsterdam, Greece, Belgium, France, Norway, Italy and Denmark. Stacey is the Creator/Executive Producer of the Chicago Musical Improv Festival.
Stacey has made appearances in over 50 improv, musical improv, and comedy festivals and served as a Producer for Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, Chicago Improv Festival, Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, Teen Comedy Festival, Chicago Musical Improv Festival, and NEMIX – New England Musical Improv Experience. Stacey has been an instructor at iO Chicago, Second City (Youth & Teen Program and Wellness Program, Adult Program, and S.H.E- Sisterhood. Humor. Empowerment), Comedy Sportz Chicago, ImprovBoston – Improv and Musical Improv Program, The Improv Retreat, Sarasota Improv Festival, Florida Studio Theatre, Miami Improv Festival, Mad Cowford Comedy, Copenhagen International Improv Festival, Oslo Improv Festival, Omaha Improv Festival, Sofia Improv Festival, and more.
Stacey performs with The Deltones and Musical Armando at iO Chicago, STACEJAM , Womance (a two woman musical improv), Brouhaha: An Improvised Puppet Musical- a two woman improvised puppet musical, Going Steady- an improv and sketch duo with her fiance Matt Castellvi.