Improv to Action: An Actor Reacts

Instructor: AROT Ensemble Member Sherman Edwards

Mondays, 7 PM – 9:30 PM

April 8 through May 27 (8 weeks), culminating in a showcase for friends & family on May 27



Join our dynamic improvisational class tailored for the actor, where you’ll sharpen your spontaneous creativity, enhance your on-stage presence, and master the art of quick thinking. Explore improvisational techniques designed to elevate your theatrical performances, excel in on-camera auditions, and infuse your acting with authenticity and versatility.
This class will allow you to unleash your imagination in a supportive environment, honing skills that will seamlessly integrate into your work on stage and screen, making you a more agile and compelling performer.


Application deadline is March 20! Click here for the application form.

· Submit headshot and resume for consideration.

· Financial assistance and discounted class rates available.


About the Instructor

Sherman joined the AROT Ensemble in 2023 during their production of Is God Is and has appeared in A Red Orchid’s productions of Killing Game, The Malignant Ampersands, and their audio play American Bottom.

In Chicago, Sherman has performed with Hell in a Handbag Productions (Poseidon! An Upside Down Musical), The Annoyance Theatre, iO Chicago, Second City’s Educational Touring Company and their Diversity and Outreach Ensemble.

He was named 2012’s ‘Best Stand-Up Comic in Chicago’ by the Chicago Reader. He tours and performs locally doing stand-up and performing with a few improv and sketch comedy groups, notably: BLACKOUT, Sherman and Rob, and Tomato/Tomatoe.

TV and Film credits include Southside on HBOMax, FOX’s EmpireChicago PD on NBC, and the independent films Monuments and American Schemers.

Sherman holds a Bachelor’s Degree in both Theatre and Mass Communications from Old Dominion University and is the co-founder of Comedy Plex, a comedy club in Downtown Oak Park.

He is represented by Stewart Talent.