Following guidance from the City of Chicago with regards to the current Corona Virus situation and with concerns for the health and well being of our patrons, performers and staff The Lincoln Lodge will be closed until further notice. 

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Online Workshops 

Feminine Comique   
Online Workshops
An online workshop for comedians and former Fem Com students looking for feedback on current and new material 
Teacher: Alex Kumin     All Female* Workshop
April 13th   10am - 11:15am
April 15th  7pm - 8:15pm
April 16th  4pm - 5:15pm
April 20th   10am - 11:15am
April 22st  3pm - 4:15pm
April 23rd  7pm -8:15pm
April 27th  10am - 11:15am
April 28th  6pm - 7:15pm
April 30th  7pm - 8:15pm
Stand Up Seminary    
Online Workshops
An online workshop for comedians and former Stand Up Seminary students looking for feedback on current and new material 
Teacher: Alex Kumin     Co-Ed  Workshop
April 14th   7:15pm - 8:30pm
April 16th   6pm -7:15pm
April 21st   6pm - 7:15pm
April 23rd   5pm - 6:15pm
April 29th   3pm - 4:15pm
April 30th   5:30pm - 6:45pm

In light of the shelter in place ordinances across the country, the Lincoln Lodge Training Center is now offering both a Feminine Comique* and Stand Up Seminary comedy workshop series with Lincoln Lodge instructor Alex Kumin.

 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Groups of 5 will gather (digitally!) for 75 minute sessions via Zoom where working comedians and former students can build out premises or further develop bits in a small, online group setting. Hone current jokes, work on stories, ask for help, delve into writing prompts, get feedback, stay writing and hopefully - stay laughing while staying at home.

 

Interested comedians and former students can register on The Lincoln Lodge website. Once signed up on these Brown Paper Tickets links all attendees will receive a Zoom invite via email. Login at your allotted meeting time, chat with Alex and fellow comics, and get writing. (Brushing your teeth before said meeting is optional. Washing your hands, come on. Do it!) 

WHAT IS THIS WORKSHOP GOING TO COST ME?

(I DON'T HAVE A TON OF CHEDDAR, YOU KNOW IT'S A FREAKIN' PANDEMIC RIGHT?!)

There is a $5 suggested donation attached to the workshop, which directly supports the instructors during this time of theater closure. The Lincoln Lodge will not be taking any of these donations. 

 

IF YOU CANNOT PAY THE $5 DONATION AT THIS TIME PLEASE CONTACT US AT lincolnlodgetraining@gmail.com AND WE WILL WAVE THIS FEE. 

 

WE WANT ALL CHICAGO COMEDIANS AND STUDENTS TO KEEP CREATING. WITHOUT YOU...WELL, WITHOUT YOU IT WILL BE AN EXTRA BUMMER OUT THERE.

 

We are offering these sessions to stay connected and creative during this difficult time, so join us in keeping the future of comedy alive with the Lincoln Lodge Training Center.

 

Also, if you are interested in any other online workshops or five week online classes please let us know. Our training center JUST OPENED and we were planning on building an online program in about a year...well that year is now! Email lincolnlodgetraining@gmail.com with what YOU would like LLTC to offer online. Feedback is welcomed.

 

 

*Feminine Comique uses an inclusive definition of the word female, and we welcome trans women, genderqueer and non-binary individuals.

Classes 

The New Lincoln Lodge Training Center is open! We still need both financial and organizational assistance in sustaining our new forever home so if you'd like to get involved please drop us a line at lincolnlodgetraining@gmail.com or call 773-251-1539

 

To donate visit our GoFundMe page or text lincolnlodge to 44321

As a critically acclaimed hotbed of emerging talent The Lincoln Lodge is uniquely placed to offer a variety of training services. We can help whether you’re an individual looking to learn the fundamentals of stand-up comedy or you’re a person or organization seeking to create more effective communication through investment in the skills of comedy performance.

We offer co-ed training in a five week workshop course that provides foundation skills for those looking to get started in stand-up or simply improve their own communication and public speaking skills. Registration is currently open for the next session of classes – click here to go to standupseminary.com for more information and for registration

Our affiliate program The Feminine Comique, created by accomplished performer and Lodge alumni Cameron Esposito, is the world’s first all female comedy workshop and is currently enrolling students for upcoming classes – click here to go to femininecomique.com and register

If you need more information or require specialty services please call us at 773-251-1539 or contact us directly

SPRING 2020

Feminine Comique   May 11th
May/June- Level 1 (Monday)
Every Monday, 7pm until 9pm starting May 11th thru June 15th @ The Lincoln Lodge (2040 N. Milwaukee) $200
Teacher: Alex Kumin     All Female* Class
Feminine Comique May 13th
May/June - Level 2  (Wednesday)
Every Wednesday, 7pm until 9pm starting May 13th thru June 17th @ The Lincoln Lodge (2040 N. Milwaukee) $200
Teacher: Deanna Ortiz   All Female* Class
Stand Up Seminary  May 18th 
May/June - Level 1 (Monday)
Every Tuesday 7pm until 9pm starting May 18th thru June 29th @ The Lincoln Lodge (2040 N. Milwaukee) $200
Teacher: Deanna Ortiz     Co-ed Class
Feminine Comique   May 19th 
May/June - Level 1 (Tuesday)
Every Tuesday, 7pm until 9pm starting  May 19th thru June 23rd @ The Lincoln Lodge (2040 N. Milwaukee) $200
Teacher: Alex Kumin     All Female* Class
Comedy for the Live Lit Performer: Storytelling  May 20th
May/June - Level 1 (Wednesday)
Every Wednesday, 7pm until 9pm starting May 20th thru June 26th @ The Lincoln Lodge (2040 N. Milwaukee) $200
Teacher: Ian Belknap    Co-ed Class
Stand Up Seminary  June 30th
June/July- Level 2 (Tuesday)
Every Tuesday 7pm until 9pm starting June 30th thru
August 4th @ The Lincoln Lodge (2040 N. Milwaukee) $200
Teacher: Deanna Ortiz     Co-ed Class

WEEKEND WORKSHOP SERIES

Producer's Guide  
Saturday  May 2nd
11am - 12:15pm
This workshop covers the core considerations you should address when planning your own independently produced events. Saturday, 11am until 12:15 pm May 2nd
The Lincoln Lodge (2040 N. Milwaukee) $25
Workshop Leader: Mark Geary
Personal Finances: You Got This!
Saturday  May 9th
12pm - 2:30pm
This workshop will empower comedians and performers to make financial decisions that support their creative journey.

Saturday, 12 pm until 2:30 pm May 9th

The Lincoln Lodge (2040 N. Milwaukee) $25
Workshop Leader: Mary Pat Bohan
Voice Over 101
Saturday  May 16th
12pm - 3pm
This three hour workshop will cover the basics of working in commercial voiceover. Saturday, 12 pm until 3 pm May 9th
The Lincoln Lodge (2040 N. Milwaukee) $25
Workshop Leader: Adam Schulmerich
Making Comedy a Career
Saturday  May 23rd
12pm - 2:30pm
Team Us Comedy aims to help creatives who are serious about comedy learn how to get paid doing it, and turn their side hustle into a main gig. Saturday, 12 pm until 2:30 pm May 23rd
The Lincoln Lodge (2040 N. Milwaukee) $25
Workshop Leaders: Team Us Comedy
Social Media: Putting the Media in Comedian 
Saturday  May 30th
12pm - 2:30pm
The goal of this workshop is to arm comics and creatives with knowledge to help them better and more efficiently promote themselves, their brand and their work through social media. Saturday, 12 pm until 2:30 pm May 30th The Lincoln Lodge (2040 N. Milwaukee) $25
Workshop Leader: Maggie Tomasek

*Fem Com uses an inclusive definition of the word female, and we welcome trans women, genderqueer and non-binary individuals.

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