Celeste Pechous - A Broad Perspective

iO West

Friday, December 4, 2015
iO West 6366 Hollywood Blvd. Los AngelesCA  90028
Friday, December 4, 2015
iO West 6366 Hollywood Blvd. Los AngelesCA  90028

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What's Included

A workshop for chicks. Jump in and play to your greatest strengths of you as a whole performer; playing without apologizing, while finding and curating the brave, hilarious, smart and all encompassing player you are by playing to your full potential. The workshop will have a short discussion on women in improv and the triumphs and challenges we face off and on stage. Exercises will be composed of two-person and ensemble driven scenes with a major focus on point-of-view. Game on. Celeste Pechous has been kicking the comedy improv tires for the last two decades. As an alumnae of the National Touring Company with Second City and House teams at iO Chicago/West, Pechous performed comedy all over the world. She has trained and performed at iO Chicago/West, Second City, and The Annoyance Theatres. Pechous was recently honored Best Actress from the Downtown LA Film Festival and The SNAFF Film Festival for her work in the dark-comedy short, Past Due, based on her short story. TV credits include Workaholics and Review on Comedy Central and TV Land's Hot in Cleveland. When she's not selling you milk, insurance, BMWs or computers, you can see her improvise regularly with Bingo, Triumph and Two Beer Queer at iO West and Second City LA. Pechous proudly directs and coaches iO's house sketch team Walk of Shame and several other long-form and short-form ensembles throughout the city.

About This Organizer

The LA branch of Chicago’s famed ImprovOlympic, iO West boasts dozens of L.A.’s best improv and sketch comedians as alums. Based on the work of director Del Close and co-founder Charna Halpern, iO pioneered the long-form improv style known as Harold, and created a story-based approach to improvisatory acting. iO West classes include seven levels of advanced improv training, as well as sketch and television writing programs, and students can also enroll in shorter workshops in subjects ranging from storytelling to commercial audition and beyond.  

L.A.'s premiere improv and sketch comedy venue, the iO WEST Theatre (formerly Improv Olympic), features the best improv and sketch comedy in Hollywood, with shows on two stages, seven nights a week! Celebrity guests perform with veteran improvisers every week. iO WEST's 99-seat, two-level Mainstage theatre includes a full bar, cocktail service, and state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems. The Andy Dick Black Box is “the lab in the back:” an experimental space that is open to all ages. Additionally, iO WEST offers improv classes, writing classes, and much more. Our alumni feature the best and brightest actors, writers, and directors in the entertainment industry, including: Emmy-winner, Tina Fey, as well as Amy Poehler, Vince Vaughn, Adam McKay, Mike Myers, Jack McBrayer, Seth Meyers, Chris Farley, Andy Dick, Andy Richter, as well as numerous writers and performers from Saturday Night Live, MADtv, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Late Night With Conan O'Brien, 30 Rock… not to mention the most promising talent of tomorrow.

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