The Rick Blog Podcast, written and performed by yours truly, of course, and produced by the clever, smart, creative and inventive Dorothy Conway is up on iTunes. Shows in June at the McKaw and in July at the Fanatic Salon in LA and the Pit in NYC. Details about those shows, a workshop and some other stuff is in the announcement below.

“The Rick Blog Live on Stage” will be performed every Saturday in June at 9:30 pm at the McKaw Theater in Chicago.

And on Saturday, June 17 from 10 am-4 pm i will be teaching my “Finding and Exploring Your Performer’s Voice” workshop at the McKaw.

“Finding and Exploring Your Performer’s Voice” Workshop

Experience. Observe. Reflect. Apply.

Through exploration of the art of improvising.

Participants consider aspects of their personal and unique ways of performing through experiencing improvisational games, reflecting upon and discussing leadership through performing and preparing and executing a “lecture”, a “presentation”, and an interactive “teaching” activity.

Accompanying text: “Voice Lessons: Reflections on the Art of Being Professional and Authentic” Yeah. I wrote a book on creative process.

Link to text

McKaw Theater
Address: 1439 W Jarvis Ave, Chicago, IL 60626
Phone: (773) 655-7197

Thanks, Antoine Mckay! Thrilled to be doing this run.

I’ll also be doing shows at Jane Morris and Jeff Michalski‘s Fanatic Salon in LA, and at the PIT Theater in NYC later this summer — dates TBA. Thanks, Jeff and Jane, and Stout and Patrick McCartney at the PIT.

UPDATE: @ Fanatic Salon Friday, July 7.

Fanatic Salon Theater

3815 Sawtelle Blvd, Culver City, CA 90066
Just South of Venice (310) 622-2046

UPDATE: @ THE PEOPLE’S IMPROV THEATER  @ THE PIT  UNDERGROUND: Saturday, July 29 @ 7:30 pm, and Sunday, July 30 @ 8:30 pm


123 E 24th St (b/t Park & Lex)212-257-8023 – Tucked under The Striker (another PIT performance venue), the PIT’s Underground is a versatile space, perfect for stand-up, improv, or a cabaret.

I occasionally pop in sometimes when the Shithole pops up — those dates and locationsTBA. Too many names to mention at the Shithole, so I’ll mention two and they’ll pass on to interested parties — Zach Bartz and Gabe Michalski.

I will also be appearing in the Skull Mountain Show at the Crowd Theater on May 4 at 7:30 pm. Thank you, Skull Mountain!

The Crowd Theater
Address: 3935 North Broadway, Chicago, IL 60613
Phone: (872) 216-9532

Check out Episode 159 of Matt Dwyer‘s sensational podcast, Conversations with Matt Dwyer. I am Matt’s guest. This was a blast to do. I have a link to the show on my blog — or look it up. It is easy to find. Thanks Matt Dwyer and Lydia Lacey, our great mutual friend.

Link to Matt’s Podcast with Me

I will also be Margot Escott‘s guest on her wonderful podcast — our tape is undergoing Margot’s meticulous post-production and will be released soon. I’ll have a link on my blog of course. Margot is a great interviewer.

Update: Margot’s Podcast with me was posted on 4/29/17. Here’s the link. I’m proud of this interview.

Margot Escott Improv Interview – Rick Thomas

I will be announcing other shows — other proposals in process.

If you have or know of a venue for my show, for spots in a variety line-up and/or for my workshops, or podcasts or (?) please let me know. Let’s go!

Also — my book is self-published — so if you know of publishers with bigger platforms please let me know.

Read the blog too!

I hope to see you at some or all of these venues and times!

Copyright 2017 Richard Thomas

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