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Join “Shift Doctors” Marion Ross and Tracy Latz for a candid talk on the power of improv and comedy to shift lives and the world. Listen to the podcast with the one and only Charna Halpern! Charna is co-founder and Artistic Director of the iO Theater. She has been teaching performers, diplomats and businessmen how to work together for more than 35 years.
In 1984, she began teaching ‘The Harold’ form of Improv to Chicago students along with partner Del Close. Her theaters in Chicago and Los Angeles are now meccas of training in the art of improvisation. Many students have been recruited for television shows like Saturday Night Live, CONAN, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report and countless other shows.
She and Del Close co-authored the book Truth in Comedy: The Manual of Improvisation with editor Kim “Howard” Johnson in 1994, published Group Improvisation in 2003, and Art by Committee in 2006