Between the Lines with Anne Libera

Our Between the Lines series include a pre-show lecture led by a Chicago luminary who discuss themes related to the play. Afterwards, the lecturer will join the artists of the production for a post-show talkback.
We are thrilled that Anne Libera, Director of Comedy Studies at Columbia College, will be leading our pre-show lecture!

This season’s Between the Lines performances are on Sunday afternoons. Doors open at 1:30, followed by the pre-show lecture at 1:40pm and the curtain at 2:30pm. Stick around for a talkback after the show!

Love Song: April 7, 2024

About Anne:

Anne Libera is Director of Comedy Studies at The Second City where she also serves as Artistic Consultant.  She is an Associate Professor at Columbia College Chicago where she created and coordinates the Comedy Writing and Performance BA. She served as the Executive Artistic Director of The Second City Training Centers from 2001 to 2009. Directing credits include Stephen Colbert’s one man show Describing a Circle, The Madness of Curious George, Computer Chips and Salsa, and The Second City Goes to War as well as Second City touring productions all over the world. Her book The Second City Almanac of Improvisation is published by Northwestern University Press which will also publish her upcoming book Funnier: A Theory of Comedy With Practical Applications.. She served as Director of Improv Pedagogy for the Second Science Project (Second City and UC Chicago CDR) which married the studies of improvisation and behavioral science and co-created the Improvisation for Caregivers program with Caring Across Generations. . The long list of her former students who have gone on to success in improvisation and comedy includes (just to name a few): Ashley Nicole Black, Aidy Bryant, Kay Cannon, Chelsea Devantez, Jenny Hagel, Jordan Klepper, Jordan Peele, Amy Poehler, Kristen Schaal, and Steven Yeun. Anne has presented on topics in improvisation and comedy at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Chicago Ideas Week, Twitter, Code Conference, and guest lectured at the Stanford Business School.



Administrative Office

3759 N. Ravenswood Avenue
Suite 124
Chicago, IL 60613

Performance Venue

Theater Wit
1229 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60657
Box Office: 773.975.8150

Stay Informed

Get the latest news and special offers by signing up for our email list.
sign up today