AIC Presents: Maribeth Monroe & Jaime Moyer!

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The Asheville Improv Collective is very proud — and excited! — to present Maribeth Monroe and Jaime Moyer! Master improvisors and talented actresses, Maribeth and Jaime, bring years of experience in both improv and acting to the stage and screen. AIC will be producing a series of shows and workshops, plus a lecture starring one or both of these super talents around town the weekend of May 18-20th! Details below.

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SHOWS

Monroe & Moyer: Sisters From Another Mister Improv!
WHEN: Friday, May 18 (8:00pm), Saturday, May 19 (7:00pm & 9:00pm)
WHERE: Habitat Tavern & Commons, 174 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801

Headliners Maribeth Monroe and Jaime Moyer have performed their two man improv show at theaters all over the country, including headlining spots at The Dallas Comedy Festival, Femprov Fest, Big City Improv Festival and Out of Bounds. Combined they have over 25 years of improv experience, which is weird because they’re both just 21 years old! Their show is fast paced and character-driven, inspired by only one audience suggestion that takes the audience on a 45-minute runaway train of high energy antics. They know each other’s play like the back of their hands and play to each other’s strengths, so they perform like two besties trying to make each other laugh!

Opening for Jaime and Maribeth’s Friday night show is You, Me & Them, the Asheville Improv Collective’s house troupe comprised of AIC’s teaching staff, who all just happen to be some of Asheville’s most fun and dynamic improvisors.

On Saturday, the ladies will perform two shows! The Cardigan Club — 3 men, one lucky cardigan — will open the early show with Family Dinner, Asheville’s ONLY all female improv troupe, opening the late one.

LECTURE

Acting Out: A Working Actress’s Life in Hollywood. A Lively Lecture with Maribeth Monroe
WHEN: Saturday, May 19 (11:00am – 1:00pm)
WHERE: The Magnetic Theatre, 375 Depot St, Asheville, NC 28801

Maribeth has been a working actress in Los Angeles for the past 12 years. In her lecture, she will share with you how improvisation has played a key role in her journey from college theatre major, to mainstage Second City actor, to writer, to series regular on Comedy Central’s breakout hit Workaholics and beyond. She still improvises on a weekly basis in LA and tours the country performing and teaching improvisation because Maribeth believes her passion for improv has kept her positive, creative, and happily motivated despite how difficult the television industry can be….especially towards women. There will be a 30 minute question and answer period following her lecture so any questions you may have, she will be happy to answer.

WORKSHOPS

Ladies Love Improv
WHEN: Saturday, May 19 (12:00-2:00pm)
WHERE: Habitat Tavern & Commons, 174 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801

This workshop is for the ladies only, sorry fellas! We will work on strong initiations, committing to characters, and extreme yes, and…. A must for the improviser who finds herself constantly playing mom or wife (or both at once, eww).

Exploring Two Person Improv
WHEN: Saturday, May 19 (3:00-5:00pm)
WHERE: Habitat Tavern & Commons, 174 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801

In this workshop Maribeth Monroe and Jaime Moyer (of Moyer & Monroe) will explore different long-form improv methods being pared down to possible two person improv forms. There will be lots of feedback, work on edits, and pace. This is a must if you’d like to develop your own potential two person improv show!

BIOS

MARIBETH MONROE
Maribeth Monroe is most known for playing Alice Murphy on Comedy Central’s hit show Workaholics. Recently, she co-starred alongside Tim Robbin’s in HBO’s The Brink. She’s had recurring roles on both Parks and Recreation and on NBC’s new hit show The Good Place where she plays cocaine addict Mindy St. Clair. She’s had numerous guest starring roles on shows like Modern Family, Key and Peele, Marc Maron’s show Maron, and According To Jim just to name a few. Film credits include: The Backup Plan, Keeping up with the Joneses, the upcoming remake of Jumanji, and Alexander Payne’s highly anticipated new film Downsizing. She has taught and performed improv at festivals and theaters all over the country and is a member of the all female improv group Mama’s Boy which performs regularly at The Second City Hollywood. She is a proud alum of The Second City Detroit and The Second City Chicago mainstages.

JAIME MOYER
Jaime Moyer is an alum of The Second City-Detroit, and is a proud member of the acting unions SAG-AFTRA and AEA. She recently appeared on two episodes of Modern Family as neighbor Mrs. Pasternak. Jaime has also had guest starring roles on Parks and Recreation, 2 Broke Girls, Jennifer Falls, and has a recurring role on Disney’s hit show KC Undercover. Jaime is the creator of the viral hit “Fancy Catz” which can be seen on YouTube at the Second City Network, and has appeared in several short and feature length films. In the winter of 2016 Jaime appeared onstage in “Twist Your Dickens” at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. She has taught improvisation and performed all over the country, including workshops at Washington Improv Theater, Dallas Comedy House, Unscrewed Theater, The Siren Theater, Planet Ant Theater, Camp Improv Utopia, Angel Comedy in the U.K., and many others. Jaime was awarded the sole prize of Maestro at The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival in Austin, Texas in 2011. She can be seen performing weekly at The Second City Hollywood and iO WEST in Los Angeles, California.

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