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This is hard. This wave of the Delta Variant pulled the rug out from under our well planned life. All of us. So we are going to postpone the start of classes until October in hopes that the current wave will have slipped back to Stage 3 or or better, 2. 

So let’s start again. 

This October, Merlin Works Institute for Improvisation will have a range of In-Person classes for you to attend. We’ll have Improv, Musical Improv, Stand Up , Storytelling, and some Master Classes with our good friend, Asaf Ronen. Plus we have a venue for shows! Stuff is happening In-Person in October at Merlin-Works. 

Please stay safe. Get vaccinated if you can. Wear a mask to stop the spread and then come join us in October. 

Also, we would like all our friends to please place their tongues between their lips and gently blow. Because that best expresses how we at Merlin Works feel today. (See Shana’s Instagram Post for more on this.)


Zen and The Art of Improv

My Improv 201 student, Rupesh, just opened his new Chinese Medicine Studio, Windhorse Medicine. He wrote a lovely article about the parallels of improv and Zen meditation on his new website. Here’s an excerpt Black mats.…


LAFF Starts Today!

Today is the start of the 4th Annual LAFF: Ladies Are Funny Festival! We’ve been getting all sorts of good press. In the Statesman on May 4th: LAFF Spreads: 4th Year Even Bigger by Katy Ballard…


Chicago Improv Festival Wrap Up: Day 3

Saturday started with another trip to our new regular breakfast spot, Yolk. Here’s a picture of the gang waiting for a table. Then we headed to The Art Institute of Chicago. It had a beautiful…

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