This year’s Tiny Funny Fest is January 4 and 5, 2020 at HUGE Theater located at 3037 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408


Saturday January 4, 2020

  • 9:30 am to 10:00 am – Check In and Continental Breakfast
  • 10:00 am to 1:00 pm – Morning Ensemble work with director, part 1
  • 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm – Getting to Know You Potluck
  • 3:00 pm to 6:00pm – Afternoon Ensemble work with director, part 1:
  • 2:00 pm to 4:00pm – “We Can Jam” – This monthly jam is for women/trans/queer/nonbinary improvisers only. It’s free of charge and open to all levels of experience — whether this is your first time doing improv or you are teaching a class.
  • 4:00pm to 7:00pm – Workshops: “Mindfulness and Self-Compassion for the Improviser” with Ava Bird or “Follow Your Fun & Know Your Rights: Where Joy & Self-advocacy Meet!” with C Michael Menge, $20
  • 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm – See Off Book with a woman and nonbinary cast at HUGE Theater (you’ll receive a coupon code for comp ticket with your registration)

Sunday January 5, 2020

  • 9:30 am to 10:00 am – Check In and Continental Breakfast
  • 10:00 am to 1:00 pm – Morning Ensemble work with director, part 2:
  • 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm – Potato Bar is provided!
  • 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm – Workshop
  • 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm – Afternoon Ensemble work with director, part 2
  • 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Call time for performers before Ensemble Showcase
  • 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm – Ensemble Showcase and Trailblazer Award (Open to All)

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Ensemble Directors

alexis.pngAlexis Camille began her theater and improv studies in Oakland, CA. Currently, she is a pre-school literacy educator and improv actress in Minneapolis; focusing on diversity and representation within those communities. Alexis is a cast member of the sketch comedy group, The Assembly. She also works with HUGE Improv Theater as a teaching assistant, host, and improviser. As such, Alexis remains impassioned with highlighting voices of underrepresented communities of color.

Joy Dolo
is an Actor, Improviser and all around good samaritan. Her theater career in Minnesota spans 10 years at all of the most beloved places. She is the co-founder of Blackout Improv and sometimes she dabbles in Theater of Public Policy Improv. She is the Host of American Public Media’s “Forever Ago” Podcast as well as a special guest on joygreensmileSmash Boom Best podcast season 2. She was graced with an Ivey Award 2014, 2018 MN Theater recognition for Best Actor, City Pages Artist of the year 2018, and her husband thinks she is pretty great too. No award yet, but she assumes he’s working on it. When she is not working, she enjoys walking, sitting in the hot tub, and playing with her daughter dog, DD.



Taj Ruler is an actor, improviser, voice over artist and teacher in the Twin Cities.  When she is not onstage, she is most likely hanging out with her friends/partner Ben, watching an epic amount tv, eating lots of ice cream, or most likely doing all of the above at the same time. She dislikes small talk, being cold, and melon in her fruit cups. Taj identifies as a Hufflepuff. Photo by Adam Iverson.