Comedy School

Creating Solo Material w/ Stephanie Anderson

Stephanie Anderson is a writer, actor, director, improviser, and teacher in Chicago and a faculty member of The Second City Training Center. She began her comedy career taking classes at the DC Improv with Shawn Westfall a decade ago. She honed her skills in short and long-form improvisation by taking classes over the years with leading instructors from NYC (UCB, PIT), LA (Groundlings), and Chicago (Annoyance, iO). In DC, she taught and coached several improv troupes in the area, and was a member of Jive Turkey, Comedy SportzDC, WIT harold team Caveat, and The Score.

In 2012, Stephanie followed her passion for improvisational comedy to Chicago where improvises regularly with her iO harold team- Cecilia, and MAX A/C at the Chicago Improv Studio. In addition to touring as one-half of the improv/writing duo GIRLISH, she has written, performed, and directed several solo and ensemble sketch shows throughout Chicago and utilizes her improvisational foundation in the process. Stephanie’s love of teaching has led her around the country facilitating improv workshops for both actors and corporate audiences.

07/26/2018 6:30 PM

Door Time: 6:00 PM

Other Showtimes

Thursday, July 26, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Aspiring Solo Performers, Storytellers, Comedians, Sketch Writers, YouTubers, etc. will learn how to generate solo material and create content. This workshop focuses on how to find your own voice and showcase your p.o.v. through a combination of improv and writing exercises to develop and refine pieces. Workshop participants can look forward to in-class writing tasks, improvised scenes, and individual feedback throughout the workshop. Sense of play required, notebook/pen recommended.


All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges.


Admission Policies

  • Patrons must be 18 or older to attend events or classes at the DC Improv. Any exceptions are clearly noted in the event descriptions on dcimprov.com.
  • There is a two-item minimum per ticket. This can be any combination of food items or beverages. Bottled water and soft drinks count as items.

Seating Policies

  • For our main showroom, the first show of any night is the "early" show. All other shows are "late" shows. Early shows are seated by time of arrival. The earlier you arrive at the club, the greater your seating options will be. Late shows have assigned seating, and assignments are made in order of ticket purchase. The earlier you buy tickets, the better your seats will be (i.e. closer to the stage).
  • For our lounge, all shows regardless of start time are seated by time of arrival.

Stephanie Anderson is a writer, actor, director, improviser, and teacher in Chicago and a faculty member of The Second City Training Center. She began her comedy career taking classes at the DC Improv with Shawn Westfall a decade ago. She honed her skills in short and long-form improvisation by taking classes over the years with leading instructors from NYC (UCB, PIT), LA (Groundlings), and Chicago (Annoyance, iO). In DC, she taught and coached several improv troupes in the area, and was a member of Jive Turkey, Comedy SportzDC, WIT harold team Caveat, and The Score.

In 2012, Stephanie followed her passion for improvisational comedy to Chicago where improvises regularly with her iO harold team- Cecilia, and MAX A/C at the Chicago Improv Studio. In addition to touring as one-half of the improv/writing duo GIRLISH, she has written, performed, and directed several solo and ensemble sketch shows throughout Chicago and utilizes her improvisational foundation in the process. Stephanie’s love of teaching has led her around the country facilitating improv workshops for both actors and corporate audiences.