AIC brings TV Actors Maribeth Monroe & Jaime Moyer for comedy workshops May 18 & 19

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Press release from Asheville Improv Collective:

The Asheville Improv Collective is excited to bring to stage and screen actors Maribeth Monroe ( The Good Place, Workaholics, The Brink ) and Jaime Moyer ( Modern Family, Parks and Recreation, 2 Broke Girls ) to Asheville, May 18 and 19! The two supremely talented women will be performing a total of three shows at Habitat Tavern and Commons; one on Friday the 18th at 8pm and two on Saturday the 19th at 7pm and 9pm.

They will also be running two workshops on improvising (“Ladies Love Improv” and “Exploring Two Person Improv”) during the day on May 19 at Habitat Tavern and Commons. Maribeth Monroe will be giving an interactive lecture on being a working actress in Hollywood at The Magnetic Theatre on May 19, from 11am–1pm.

Opener for Friday’s show is local troupe, You, Me & Them. Following the show, both women will be doing a talkback Q&A with the audience. On Saturday they will be performing two shows, the first at 7pm with openers local troupe, The Cardigan Club, and their final show starts at 9pm with opening act Family Dinner, Asheville’s only all-female improv troupe.

AIC is very excited to bring outside improv and entertainment opportunities to Asheville’s already thriving performing arts scene. Co-owner and founder Clifton Hall says, “I was lucky enough to get to know Jaime and Maribeth from my time in Dallas and they are amazing performers and human beings. So far, Asheville’s improv community has had a huge female presence and bringing two strong female performers is something we are really excited about.”

Dana Hall, co-founder and owner says, “ I’m looking forward to watching them perform again, taking a workshop or two and getting a hug from Jaime – she gives the best hugs!” Co-owner George Awad says, “One of AIC’s goals is to expose our students to a breadth of improv knowledge from all over and Maribeth and Jaime are sure to put on a master class.”

AT A GLANCE:
What: AIC Presents Maribeth Monroe and Jaime Moyer!
When: On Friday, May 18th, doors at 7:30pm, show at 8pm. On Saturday, May 19th, doors at 6:30pm, show at 7pm. Second show, doors at 8:30pm, show at 9pm.
Where: Habitat Tavern & Commons, 174 Broadway St., Asheville, NC 28801 Tickets : $35 May 18th show. $25 both May 19th shows.
Website : For tickets and more info click here .

EVENT SUMMARY:

Asheville Improv Collective presents a weekend of shows and workshops with Maribeth Monroe and Jaime Moyer. Show and Q&A on May 18th is $35 and starts at 8pm. Saturday May 19th shows, 7pm and 9pm are $25. Purchase tickets for shows and workshops online here . Advance ticket purchase is recommended.

About Maribeth Monroe

Maribeth Monroe is most known for playing Alice Murphy on Comedy Central’s hit show Workaholics . Recently, she co-starred alongside Tim Robbins 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 showslike ModernFamily ,K eyandPeele ,MarcMaron’sshow Maron ,and AccordingToJim , 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.

About 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.

About Asheville Improv Collective

Two and a half years ago, Clifton and Dana Hall started The Asheville Improv Collective (AIC). Relocating to Asheville from Dallas, they wanted to bring with them improv comedy and the sense of community that they had in Dallas. Initially teaching classes in whatever spaces they could find and with as few as three students sometimes, they eventually partnered up with George Awad and started producing shows. Eventually, they found a home at Habitat Tavern and Commons where they now produce at least five shows each month. AIC currently boasts sixty regular students and three groups of classes have completed the entire four level program, with many of the graduates now members of troupes that regularly perform in AIC-produced shows and elsewhere.

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