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Summer 2016 the international Improv explosion

Cindy Tonkin - July 13, 2016

Day 1 and 2 of the summer intensive 2016 have whizzed by.

there are 160 something of us in 9 classes. We filled the Del Close Theatre.

When I did the summer school in 2008 i was in the “international” class. 16 of us. About 6 Brits (hey Maydays!), 3 Canadians (2 of whom now live and improvise in Chicago), and 1 Australian. The rest were Americans.

Scene from Chaos Theory Sat night. Nnamdi Ngwe, Matt Higbee, Erin Goldstein, ? ?

In 2011 my class was Canadian, American and Swiss-German. There was a Frenchman in one of the other classes.

In my class this year (section 3), there are 16 people. 2 Australians (the other one is from Melbourne), two Londoners, a French woman, a Finn, A Dane, A woman from Vienna and a German man, a Pole, a Hungarian, a New Zealander, a Chicagoan who lives in Poland, and then some Americans.

So something happened in Europe in the last 5 years, How cool!! We might well be creating world peace through improv!

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