Format: Close Quarters
with Craig Cackowski
(At least 1 year's experience recommended)
Close Quarters, developed by Noah Gregoropoulos in Chicago in the late ‘90s, is among the most challenging (and satisfying) improv longforms ever created. Revolving around a series of characters at more or less the same place at more or less the same time, Close Quarters demands strong relationship and character work as well as a high level of concentration and support work from the players on the sidelines. Learn it from original cast member Craig Cackowski.
CRAIG CACKOWSKI is an actor, improvisor and teacher based in Los Angeles. He has been involved with the iO and iO West (RIP) theaters since 1992, and was the three-time winner of the Del Close Award as Teacher of the Year at iO West. He has played numerous improv festivals around the country with his long-running three-man troupe Dasariski (with Bob Dassie and Rich Talarico) and his duo Orange Tuxedo (with his wife Carla!). While in Chicago, he appeared in and co-wrote 5 revues for The Second City, and helped create such improv forms as JTS Brown and Close Quarters. As an actor, he has been seen in recurring roles on such shows as Community (as “Officer Cackowski”), Bajillion Dollar Properties (as “Todd the janitor”), Veep (as “Cliff”) and as part of the ensemble cast of Drunk History. Other film and TV credits include The Mayor, Son Of Zorn, Girlboss, Comedy Bang Bang, Newsreaders, Welcome To The Family, The Mindy Project, How I Met Your Mother, Arrested Development, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Year Of The Dog, 21 And Over, The Kings Of Summer, Murder Bury Win, and Wine Country. He may be heard frequently on such podcasts as The Thrilling Adventure Hour, Spontaneanation and his own podcast Craig’s List, in which he makes Carla watch his 100 favorite movies.ship and character work as well as a high level of concentration and support work from the players on the sidelines. Learn it from original cast member Craig Cackowski.
Feb 16th, 2023
Thu for 1 week from 2:00 - 5:00 pm
1700 East 2nd Street
Austin, TX 78702 Get directions