Category: performers

A Guide to the Fifth Annual Ghostfest Improv Marathon

  This weekend marks our fifth year of Ghostfest, an improv marathon that consists of 32 straight hours of performances. This event is an anticipated event by improv enthusiasts and for The Torch Community it marks our improv new year.

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Feels Like Home

Maria Konopken is a graduate of The Torch Theatre‘s training center in Phoenix where she also performs. Maria is in Chicago for the summer, taking classes at iO Chicago, performing, getting into all kinds of adventures, and generally living up the improv life. She loves Space Jam, too. Maria‘s

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Rachel Cepeda: Pre-New York

Rachel Cepeda is a student of The Torch Theatre‘s training center in Phoenix where she also performs with Zombie Gourmet. She’s headed to New York to partake in the Magnet Theater‘s improv intensive. Roll with Rachel as she tackles the

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Gibberish by Andrew Bernier

Andrew Bernier is a recent graduate of The Torch Theatre‘s training center in Phoenix where he also performs with Beach Blanket Bingo. He’s traveling across the country and just spent a week in Chicago for The Second City‘s weeklong improvisation immersion program. The Torch Theatre’s 4721 Blog is

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Environment by Andrew Bernier

Andrew Bernier is a recent graduate of The Torch Theatre‘s training center in Phoenix where he also performs with Beach Blanket Bingo. He’s traveling across the country and just spent a week in Chicago for The Second City‘s weeklong improvisation

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Goodbye Dry Heat, Hello Humidity

Lauren Corl is a student of The Torch Theatre‘s training center in Phoenix where she also performs with Adult Bakery. She’s in Chicago for the summer with her Adult Bakery compatriots Maria Konopken and Chris Hooper, taking the improv intensive

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Welcome to Chicago, Week One

Chris Hooper is a student of The Torch Theatre‘s training center in Phoenix where he also performs. He’s in Chicago for the summer, taking the improv intensive at iO Chicago in Wrigleyville. Chris will also be blogging about his experiences

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What If You Feared Nothing?

Maria Konopken is a graduate of The Torch Theatre‘s training center in Phoenix where she also performs. Maria is in Chicago for the summer, taking classes at iO Chicago, performing, getting into all kinds of adventures, and generally living up the improv life. She loves Space Jam, too. Maria‘s

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Playing Well with Others

Maria Konopken is a graduate of The Torch Theatre‘s training center in Phoenix where she also performs. Maria is in Chicago for the summer, taking classes at iO Chicago, performing, getting into all kinds of adventures, and generally living up the improv life. She loves Space Jam, too. Maria‘s

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The Debut of The Big Yes And: Maria in Chicago!

Maria Konopken is a graduate of The Torch Theatre‘s training center in Phoenix where she also performs. Maria is in Chicago for the summer, taking classes at iO Chicago, performing, getting into all kinds of adventures, and generally living up

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