Jessica Shryock is an M.A. student in the Theatre Studies Program at the University of Illinois. She is interested in studying comedic performances such as improvisation, commedia dell’arte, stand-up comedy, as well as comedic plays and sketches. Her curiosity encompasses how these performances have changed over time, and in different locations. She has performed on five different improv comedy teams, and performs stand up comedy in the local Champaign area. Additionally, her undergraduate minor in atmospheric sciences has lead her passion for sustainable theatre practices and how they can be encompassed in any theatre performance.
B.S., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in Advertising with a minor in Atmospheric Science