Thursday, November 12, 2009

Teen Scholarships/New Teen Program At Annoyance Theatre

This is a great thing - please help spread the word to any interested teens in the 46th and 48th Ward.

Annoyance Theatre's popular improvisation training program will expand in 2010 with the addition of a new teen program. To kick-start the program, Annoyance will be offering 4 need-based scholarships to teens that live in Uptown's 46th and 48th wards. With the recent increase in gang violence in the Uptown area, Annoyance is hopeful that this program may provide some Uptown teens with an activity that fosters positive communication and expression.

Additionally, Annoyance will offer a Tuesday 3:30-5:00 pay-what-you-can drop-in class (up to $8 per person, per class) in the hopes that it will provide a safe, creative and affordable activity for local teens. The drop-in class will begin 12/1/09, and will require a minimum of four students. The full program begins in January, and Scholarship applications as well as a description are available on the Annoyance's website. The new 3-level Teen Program that will launch in January will allow teens between 14-17 years the opportunity to study improvisation with Annoyance teachers and ensemble members.

Classes will culminate with a live performance on the Annoyance's stage. Students who wish to further pursue the training after the third level will be able to audition for the Conservatory program that allows them to develop an ensemble sketch and improv show, also to be performed at the Annoyance as part of their weekly lineup.

Interested parties should contact Tyler Wolff-Ormes (Managing Director, Annoyance Theatre) at 773.561.4664 or


  1. The Annoyance is one of favorite places in the city.

  2. The Annoyance and its staff have always been exceptionally cool. This is a great program. Hats off to them!