The Improvised Shakespeare Company

THE IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY (ISC) has been performing its critically-acclaimed show to sold-out audiences in Chicago since 2005 and its national touring company entertains audiences across the U.S. The group has been featured at the Piccolo Spoleto Fringe Festival, Off Broadway in New York City, Bonnaroo, the Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival, Outside Lands, San Francisco Sketchfest, Upright Citizens Brigade’s (UCB’s) Del Close Marathon, and the prestigious Just for Laughs festival in Montreal and Chicago. The ISC has been named Chicago’s best improv group by both the Chicago Reader and the Chicago Examiner and has received numerous awards in Los Angeles (“Best of LA”—LA Weekly), New York (New York Nightlife Awards), and Chicago (The Chicago Improv Foundation). Based on one audience suggestion, The Improvised Shakespeare Company creates a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your eyes. Nothing has been planned out, rehearsed, or written. All of the dialogue is said for the first time, the characters are created as you watch, and if ever you’re wondering where the story is going…so are they!

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