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Dec 11 | 7:00PM

A showing of improvised story and comedy from one of COCA’s newest companies! The performance is directed virtually by Ed Reggi and features junior and senior division pre-professional theatre artist students.

About Improv Troupe

As one of the newest companies in COCA’s Theatre Artist Pre-Professional Division, Improv Troupe brings in the strongest storytelling and comedy skills under stellar direction. Improv Troupe is the only company of its kind in St. Louis.

About Ed Reggi

Ed Reggi is a lifelong storyteller who has the stories to prove it. Growing up in the Big Apple, Ed first honed his acting career by sneaking into the NBC studios across his Brooklyn street home. He later earned his B.F.A. at Fontbonne University in Clayton, Missouri and moved to Chicago where he continued his study at The Second City and then with its’ founder Paul Sills. Ed currently teaches acting and improvisation at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville and at the Center of Creative Arts (COCA) in University City.  He is a proud Wolf Trap Teaching Artist with Wolf Trap Affiliate Springboard located in St. Louis, Missouri.

Ed Reggi is a Certified Practitioner in Applied Improvisation and facilitates communication workshops all over the globe. His clients include SONY Playstation, Wells Fargo, Mastercard, Southwest Airlines, Nestle Purina, Monsanto / Bayer, The Saint Louis Zoo, HealthWorks, the St. Louis Jewish Federation’s Millstone Institute and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Ed Reggi ghostwrites for stand-up comedians, television hosts and internet personalities. You can watch Reggi (portraying himself) teaching improv on Oprah Winfrey’s nationally syndicated TV show, WELCOME TO SWEETIE PIE’S. Reggi has been fortunate to work side-by-side with some of the most respected actors including: Mike Rock, Keegan-Michael Key, Amy Poehler, Anna Deavere Smith, Valeria Harper, Bob Keeshan, George Clooney, Raven Symone and Avery Schreiber.

Ed Reggi’s husband Scott is a social worker and they live in Downtown St. Louis with their charming dogs Oscar and Phoenix.