COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOL
We require proof of FULL vaccination upon entry. Anyone without proof of vaccination will be denied entry. A photo OR the physical vaccination card is accepted.
Do not attend if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms. Proof of full vaccination is required to enter the theater. Please present your vaccination card at the box office when entering. The name on the vaccination card must match the name on your ID.
There is risk of Covid-19 exposure in any venue. By entering the theater, you understand the risks associated with attending a show in an indoor theater. The CDC encourages wearing a mask indoors at all times.
We want to do everything we can to keep our students, performers and community healthy and comfortable. Because Covid-19 is an extremely contagious and potentially life threatening disease, we must require proof of vaccination when entering the theater.
The SCIT is proud to welcome iO Chicago instructors James Dugan and Gretchen Eng performing their improv duo “Jaymes Gretchky”
Opening Team: Strong Toddler
James Dugan was born and raised in Northern California, but moved to Chicago to pursue improv comedy and to learn what this “winter” thing is that everyone has been talking about. In his years in Chicago, he has performed with numerous Harold Teams at iO, taken to the high seas with The Second City, and was a member of TJ and Dave’s Mission Theater ensemble. Outside of Chicago he has been featured at festivals in Austin, St. Louis, New York, and Juneau. He teaches at iO Chicago as well as The Chicago Improv Den, and coaches several teams in the Chicago area.
Hailing from Chicago, Gretchen primarily performs at the iO Theater with the Harold Team Devil’s Daughter and The Armando Diaz Experience- which she also produces, along with the Teacher/Student Jam. She is an adjunct at Roosevelt University and has taught workshops for a wide array of groups, including Cambridge Footlights International Touring Company in the U.K., the 16th Annual Würzburger Improtheaterfestival, and the Barcelona Improv Group’s BIG IF 5. Having performed in Chicago for over 12 years, Gretchen coaches, leads workshops for artists and corporate groups, improvises on a near-nightly basis, and teaches Levels 1-3 of the iO Training Center curriculum (along with the International Summer Intensive).