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8 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Tara Defrancisco. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Tara Defrancisco, often where they are interviewed.

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8 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Tara Defrancisco. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Tara Defrancisco, often where they are interviewed.

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Tara Defrancisco & Rance Rizzutto

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Tara DeFrancisco and Rance Rizzutto are masters of musical improv, touring around the world doing their critically acclaimed two-person musical improvisation show: HERE. Jimmy sat down with the recently married couple and talked them about how they first met, the power of musical improv, and why they like to make their audience cry as well as laugh.

Jun 13 2016 · 1hr 7mins
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TheatreCast #83|Tara DeFrancisco- Master of All Improv

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Join Nick Cusumano and Danielle Filas as the welcome Tara DeFrancisco, master extraordinaire of all thing Improv. Tara will share the her adventures of life on the Improv stage ,touring the world with HERE the improvised musical, teaching, her new television show on LOGO, opening an Theatre and so much more.  

TARA DEFRANCISCO is a headlining performer at iO Chicago (on the Deltones, Chaos Theory, Armando, defrancisCo), known as a decorated vet of ComedySportz Chicago (Mainstage), and four years of performing for The Second City. She's taught for those theatres and independently, both at home and internationally. She is also the founder and president of The Improv Retreat (http://theimprovretreat.com), the acclaimed and beloved summer camp for adult improvisers in the midwest. She is known well worldwide for her open run weekly residency of HERE (two person longform improvised musical, performed with immensely talented partner, Rance Rizzutto), constantly touring - 40 cities and counting, including 13 countries in Europe, Scandinavia, and more. Tara has won numerous awards, including Top Performer in Chicago from New City, Funniest Person in Chicago by the Free Press, Top 25 Of Comedy in the US by Curve Magazine, as Chicago Tribune Show of the Season for the long running renegade feat defrancisCo, and now Tribune's top-rated improv show in the city, HERE. Media-wise, you might see her in a Las Vegas commercial campaign, on Delusions of Grandeur (ABC Family/Blip TV), in the new feature film The Life & Death of an Unhappily Married Man (2015), in several projects filmed for the famously satirical newspaper, The Onion, or on LOGO Television's new show, Gay Skit Happens. She is delighted by life almost always, and loves that her work is all play.

Feb 22 2016 · 50mins

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Tara DeFrancisco and Rance Rizzutto at Miami iO Intensive 2015

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Tara DeFrancisco and Rance Rizzutto were the instructors for the the 2015 Miami iO Intensive. Tara and Rance discuss touring their musical improv duo, Here, around the world, teaching an intensive, incorporating shortform into longform play, everything as a Harold, the Chicago improv scene, and the future of improv as an artform.
Feb 01 2016 · 22mins
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#8 - iO Special: Tara DeFrancisco and Rance Rizzutto

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Tara and Rance are best friends who do improv. Whether teaching for iO or touring with their show 'Here', Tara and Rance are pretty much always around each other. Jules Munns chats to them about Del Close, styles and legacy.
Sep 18 2015 · 56mins

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Tara DeFrancisco Part 2!!!

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I already did the amazing bio in our first interview. She's back! Our first interview was so great, and I felt like I had so many more questions, we had to do more. The follow up is at least as good. I tried to be more excited in this one. Chicago's most enthusiastic cheerleader, Tara DeFrancisco.

Aug 12 2013 · 1hr 4mins
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Tara DeFrancisco, Chicago Improv: iO, Second City, ComedySportz – Part 1/2

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The Free Press called Tara DeFrancisco “The Funniest Person In Chicago”. She won Top 25 Funniest Women in Curve Magazine.  Tara started in stand up but switched to improv! Tara teaches improv and sketch-writing classes at iO, Second City, and ComedySportz, and coaches a Harold team at the iO theatre as well. She performs for the Second City as an understudy for the resident stages, and at CSz several times a week. Her iO team Chaos Theory performs Saturday nights. She is now in four LasVegasDotCom commercials airing nationally (one of them is embedded below). And Tara is the only person so far that I absolutely had to interview twice right away. I don’t know why. Maybe cuz we’re both from Ohio.

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Mar 19 2013 · 47mins
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Tara DeFrancisco

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In the latest installment of Improv Nerd with Jimmy Carrane, we learn about Tara DeFrancisco's auditions for SNL, personal forces that shape her approach toward improv, and why it makes her nervous to see her students at a show. Then Tara and Jimmy treat us to an hilarious array of improvised scenes.

Nov 14 2012 · 1hr 12mins
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IRC Podcast 2010-03-10 Tara Defrancisco

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Tara Defrancisco is a former member of the Second City Touring Company. She performs and teaches for iO Theater and ComedySportz in Chicago. She discusses several exercises she uses in her classes and workshops.

Mar 10 2010 · 22mins