Funny Bones Improv
Funny Bones Improv is a registered 501c3 charitable organization whose mission is to share the gifts and benefits of laughter with sick children, their families, and their caregivers, in multiple hospitals across Chicago and New Orleans through volunteer comedy improvisation performances. The organization provides children with an opportunity to play with laughter and hopefully brighten their day, add a smile and a hearty laugh to reduce their stress.
Jolene Fehler, Founder
Jolene has been training and performing improvisation since 2001 in Toronto, Vancouver, Chicago and New Orleans. The positive effects on her life were instantaneous and it became immediately apparent that she wanted to devote her time to sharing this gift with those who don’t otherwise have the opportunity to play with it. In April 2008, this vision came to fruition at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago where Funny Bones Improv began.
Emily Slazer, New Orleans Director
Emily Slazer is a south Louisiana native and a graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana, where she studied Theatre. Emily has studied improv with a number of institutions over the years, and she has been involved in education programs for young artists throughout the state. Emily is a graduate of and performer with The New Movement Theatre.
Kristin Moran, Chicago Director
Kristin is a graduate of the Second City Training Center Conservatory Program and Advanced Longform Improvisation Program. She has also studied at iO for improv and musical improv as well as performed in theaters around the Chicagoland area. She is the founder of “Improvabilities and Beyond” – where she teaches improv to both kids and adults. She has combined her over fifteen years of experience as a pediatric speech language pathologist with her improvisational knowledge using improv as a way to help people strengthen their social and communication skills.