Arcade Academy

Learn comedy, have some funny.


Arcade Comedy Theater offers workshops for beginner and advanced improvisers on a variety of subjects, inspiring performers to continue their education and approach the art of improv from different directions. Workshops have been taught by nationally-known improvisers and instructors, including Kevin McDonald, Laura Hall, Rick Hall, Jimmy Carrane, Paul Grondy, Maribeth Monroe, Jaime Moyer, Rob Belushi, Tim Stoltenberg, Susan Messing, Rachel Mason and more.


Workshop Schedule

  • March: Anna Bennett
  • April: Michael Busch
  • More coming soon…



Improv Workshop: Consistency is Key

Anna Bennett returns to Arcade Comedy Theater with a new workshop designed for improvisors of all levels to practice not only creating exciting character choices through voice and movement, but committing to those choices. We’ve all made a bold choice at the top of a scene and found ourselves struggling to keep it up until the edit, but we can’t let that fear hold us back. Anna will help you thread the needle of a big choice that you can keep consistent through a scene, and give you tools to help you build up your “improv endurance” so you can sustain even challenging physical and character choices.

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes and bring a water bottle, we’re practicing long distance comedy! 

This workshop is appropriate for all levels of improv experience.

Saturday, March 14

Registration is $20
Workshop is from 3PM til 5PM

About Anna Bennett

Anna Bennett is a Chicago-based interdisciplinary artist with an emphasis in dance and improvisation. Bennett has most recently performed with in Tulsa, Oklahoma with ensembles Portico Dance Theatre and Crayons Improv. Her independent works through Bent Antenna Productions have also appeared in the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival, garnering awards for Best Actress (“Confessions of a Manic Pixie Dream Girl,” 2016) and Best Show Runner-Up (“Triage,” 2017). For more about Bennett’s work: // @annabennettcreates