Workshop: Sell It! with Craig Cackowski

Event has passed (Sat Aug 19, 2017 - Sat Aug 19, 2017)
Leela Improv Training Center
10:00 AM
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Energy, confidence and decisiveness are 90% of the battle in improv, i.e. it's not so much what you say as when you say it and how you say it. How comfortable you are on stage will have a huge impact on how you're perceived by the audience. Whether you're a veteran improvisor or new to the artform, this is the perfect workshop for the performer who needs to practice owning their impulses and delivering them with confidence right away. Good for new improvisors and all skill levels.
This class is limited to 16 students. Location of class will be at Leela Improv Training Center in the SF Chronicle Building - 901 Mission Street (@5th), Suite 307, SF).
***The class is located only one block from the Powell MUNI/BART station.***
Class Instructions: Meet inside the Chronicle Building at the 901 Mission entrance at 9:50am. There will be someone to greet you and direct you upstairs to the classroom.
Craig Cackowski is an actor, improvisor and teacher based in Los Angeles. He has been involved with the iO and iO West theaters since 1992, and is 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 Son Of Zorn, Girlboss, Shrink, 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, and The Kings Of Summer. 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.

PLEASE NOTE:  Refunds are only available until 24 Hours prior to this workshop
The San Francisco Improv Festival presents top-notch Improv Training from all over the country. This workshop is just one of the many great offerings in the 2017 festival.  For more information, visit 


  1. Leela Improv Training Center 901 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA