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Andrew Eninger Bio

Andy Eninger is an actor/writer/director living in Chicago and working every angle. He is the creator of "Sybil," an improvised performance piece. Notable performances include the Chicago Improv Festival, Single File – the Chicago Solo Performance Festival, and, most recently, the Toronto International Improv Festival. He first performed the piece in 1999 at the Playground Theater in Chicago, where he still appears as a guest performer, and where he teaches the Sybilization workshop, an intensive program for solo improv performance.

He has also been an ensemble member of GayCo Productions since 1996, and has written for and performed in nearly all of their sketch comedy revues, including the After Dark Award-winning "Everyone's Coming Out, Rosie!", "The Miseducation of Dr. Laura" and most recently "GayCo Behind Bars." His performances with GayCo have included appearances in Miami, FL, Vermont, many venues in and around Chicago, and in extended runs in Amsterdam and Provincetown.

Andy also co-owns and performs with the Chicago Comedy Company, where he has appeared in and written for hundreds of comedy programs at corporations and colleges across the country and where he creates team building and communication training programs for Fortune 500 companies.

He also teaches beginning improvisation and solo improvisation as part of their training center and acts as their musical director. In 1998, he wrote and directed the original play "Bedlam" for the Bailiwick Theatre and revised and then remounted the play for the Playground Theater in 2002. Also at the Bailiwick, Andy performed with the improv company AHA! and wrote "Tennis," which was featured in their summer director's series.

Andy's improv training includes the Playground Theater's Master's Series, solo performance work at the Blue Rider Theatre, and studies at The Second City Training Center, where he now teaches improvisation and writing. He also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Video Production and a Master's degree in Playwriting from Miami University. He studied directing and writing for film at the Hungarian Academy of Film and Theater. While in Budapest he directed the short film, "Joseph Kind Bites Back," working with a cast and crew that spoke only Hungarian. Additionally, he has been seen in various commercial and industrial films in the Chicago area, in Sweetback Productions' "Rudolph the Red Hosed Reindeer" and as a performer in their December monologue series.

When not teaching or performing, Andy is a graphic artist whose work includes many, many tiny web advertisements and quite a few colorful websites. He just started piano lessons and is disappointed to learn that he is not a prodigy.

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