Anděl Sudik is a director, improviser, actor and writer based in Los Angeles and Chicago known for her explosive energy onstage and in the classroom as well as her experiential teaching style. She was born in Chicago, raised in California and moved back to Chicago at the tender age of 17 to study comedy and improvisation. She studied at iO(Then Improv Olympic) while performing with a social issues theater company and working two retail jobs. She was then hired by the Second City to tour. When she finished touring she moved to Amsterdam to work at Boom Chicago and write for Comedy Central News Netherlands. She returned to Chicago to write and perform in the Jeff Award award winning Second City ETC revue “We’re All in this Room Together” and has since produced countless successful two-man shows as Arch&Anděl (The Public House, Annoyance, OoB Festival) and improvisational experiences.
She is a faculty member of the Second City Training Center programs; A-E, Conservatory, Advanced and Teen and Youth program and has taught her workshops all over States and the world (The Improv Shop St. Louis, Monkey Business Institute Madison, OLLIE Northwestern, CLIP U of C, Bucharest, Dublin, Iceland, Bulgaria, The Netherlands, OKC, The Improv Retreat WI, The New Movement NOLA, San Jose, San Francisco, San Diego, Atlanta, OKC, Gladstone, Bar Harbor, Boston, The Improv Retreat, Improv Utopia East, U of C, Chicago Police Explorers, etc.) A sought after director in Chicago’s comedy scene, her favorite thing to do is sit in with teams (like Westside’s Improv Famous with Jay Sukow, SC’s Ex Pats, etc) or guest on cool podcasts (like Hello form the Magic Tavern, Improv Nerd, etc) and when she’s in LA she plays with her team DORN that founds its roots in Chicago at iO.
She considers herself proactively pessimistic and infuses are her work-no matter how abstract-with organic honesty and emotional grounding.
Check out her website YesAndel.com and remind her to update it.
“Anděl’s workshops were among the best I’ve experienced and I am an improv workshop addict. She will help you take your improv to the next level and you’ll have a blast in the process. Her unique perspective, honesty and fearlessness will open your mind to new ways to tackle improv. See every show she’s in and take every class you can.” — Kate McLain-Snipes
“I took Anděls workshop, the Flaw’s the Thing, at Neverending Festival in Bucharest in July 2018 and it was a total game changer. I was buzzing!” — Frances Ransome, Moscow Improv Club
“Andel is like putting together an U.S. Army Drill Sergeant, the Joker girl, a UN diplomat and a cookie selling girl scout - she mixes sound pedagogic skills with a volcano of positive energy, she helped me get to a state of self-confidence that allowed me to let loose and experiment with improv” — Alexandru Rusu, workshop student, Romania
“I think the thing I especially like is the quality of her eyes during it all-an inspiring glint of wonder and madness that all the best artists (and most children) have and cannot hide.” — Matt, Omaha Improv Festival