Improvised Shakespeare Company with Joey Bland, Ross Bryant, Greg Hess, Thomas Middleditch and Blaine Swen (SOLD OUT)
Joey Bland has performed with The Improvised Shakespeare Company for nine years. In Chicago he also performs with multiple musical improv ensembles including Baby Wants Candy and The Improvised Sondheim Project. Also in recent years, Joey has often worked on unique projects with The Second City, collaborating with the Chicago Lyric Opera, collaborating with the Hubbard Street Dance Company, and playing a disgraced Illinois governor.
Ross Bryant has been performing with The Improvised Shakespeare company since it began at the iO Theater in Chicago. Previously, Ross toured internationally with the Second City Touring Company and was an ensemble member of the Second City Mainstage, where he co-wrote and performed the critically-acclaimed review "Let Them Eat Chaos." | | Currently, Ross can be seen at UCB LA with Baby Wants Candy. Ross also draws lots of cartoons which... Read More →
The Improvised Shakespeare Company, founded in 2005, entertains audiences around the globe and sells out their recurring limited engagements in New York and LA just from word of mouth and email “advertising”. The ISC has been featured at festivals and events around the county, including Outside Lands in San Francisco, where Sir Patrick Stewart famously played with the group. The company performs a two-act a fully... Read More →
Greg Hess is an actor and writer living in Los Angeles. He is a founding member of the critically acclaimed Cook County Social Club, and regular performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade, and iO West. Past credits include the Second City National Touring Company, and Baby Wants Candy among others. Television credits include Playing House, Soul Man, Key & Peele and Schlub Life, a recent pilot with Comedy Central. He is a graduate of the... Read More →
Thomas Middleditch can currently be seen as Richard Hendrix, the central character in Mike Judge’s (recently Emmy nominated) series on HBO, "Silicon Valley." | | Thomas will soon be seen in the feature films, "The Bronze" opposite Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole, and Sebastian Stan and "The Final Girls," directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson. He will also soon be heard as one of the lead voices in the DreamWorks animated feature, "Captain Underpants... Read More →
Blaine Swen is the creator and director of The Improvised Shakespeare Company. He can also be seen at iO Chicago performing in the two-person groupBlessing with Susan Messing. His other iO credits include the house team Bullet Lounge, the one-man improvised musical, BASH!, The Armando Diaz Experience, The Deltones, and Challenger. He has also performed in Chicago with The Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra... Read More →