MA Student Joanna Buese Performs with Improv Ensemble Sirens March 28 – May 9


Sirens’ Redux is a fully-improvised show that brings new insights to everyday relationships. Using quick concentrated scenes that flow into longer, more complex scenes, audiences will enjoy watching Sirens’ years of familiarity and agility as they weave funny and interesting tales. Through emotionally grounded characters, some personal anecdotes from the cast, and Sirens’ usual quick wit, Redux explores the richness and the absurdity of the human condition with joyful abandon.

Founded in 1999, Sirens is the longest running all-female improv ensemble in the country. Reviewers have lauded the Sirens’ intelligent, grounded comedy by saying, “The group shapes its creative, rich comedy well, skewering the everyday grandiosity, quirks, foibles and self-delusions of ordinary people…” and “[their scenes are] so perfect in their specificity and boast such well-realized characters that they sometimes resemble scenes from a well-written play.”

In July of 2014, Sirens closed a monthly run at The Second City’s deMaat Studio Theatre that lasted over three years. They have been wowing audiences with their thoughtful, lively, complex and innovative improv forms such as Paso Doble (Highly Recommended- The Reader), Clutch, Straight to Video, KINK, Chicken Scratch (Highly Recommended- The Reader) and Token Male. They have performed at the Chicago Improv Festival, Del Close Marathon in New York, Chicago Funny Women’s Festival, and more.

The Sirens’ individual and collective improv and theater experience is vast. Its members have performed with such theaters as The Second City, iO, Annoyance, ComedySportz, Tuta Theatre, Improvised Sondheim Project, WNEP, and Upstairs Gallery among others.

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