And The Worldie Goes to… Susan Messing!

December 31, 2016 

That's right, The National Theatre of The World is handing out Worldie Awards to recognize great achievement in the improvisational arts.

The National Theatre of The World is handing out Worldie Awards to recognize great people in our community.

Susan Messing is a NJ native and graduate of Northwestern University’s Theatre School, and has been an improviser and comedian for over thirty years. She is an alumna of the iO Theatre, Second City’s Mainstage, and a founding member of Chicago’s infamous Annoyance Theatre. She created and taught her curriculum at iO and iO West, The Annoyance Theatre, The Second City, and around the globe. Susan is an adjunct instructor for DePaul University, The University of Chicago, and The School at Steppenwolf.

Supporting each other makes all of us better. I get requests every single day for a myriad of stuff and I try to help in any way I can. – Susan Messin

We got to hang out with her when NTOW was at the Impro Festival in Sweden this year doing shows and teaching. Let me tell you this: not only is Susan a dynamic, passionate, f’n funny lady….she is a great roommate and always has snacks available. If you ever get a chance to see her, work with her, breath the same air as her–DO IT, you’ll be better for it.

The One and Only Susan Messing

The One and Only Susan Messing

If you ever find yourself in Chicago – look this power-house up! Every Tuesday night she performs at the iO with Norm Holly in Molly, Thursday nights in her own critically acclaimed show, Messing with a Friend (now in it’s 11th year at Annoyance Theatre), and one Friday night a month with The Boys at The Second City. To add to all this, Susan and fellow improv all-star Rachael Mason are preparing a new show in 2017 titled ‘Hurtling Into the Sun’ Tour with The Boys. Follow her on twitter to stay in the know of what’s what in comedy, and for a high dosage of political zingers – @MessingSusan
Follow us for upcoming WORLDIES and to keep up with what’s happening in the WORLD – @the_NTOW


Watch her perform a hilarious sketch during Improv Nerd Live here:

Also – a ted talk…A TED TALK! “Braving the Unknown” here:

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