iO THEATER, DUMMY
Colleen Doyle grew up in Cleveland where she wrote greeting cards and was a part of the cast that opened The Second City Cleveland. She has made appearances in the indie features Close Quarters and Open Tables as well as Fresh Off the Boat and the NYTVF Best Comedy Pilot, Shrink. Colleen taught at iO Chicago (Teacher of the Year 2014) and iO West, where she also served as Artistic Director and Training Center Director.
In Chicago, Colleen performed with the lovely ladies of Virgin Daiquiri, Babymakers, and in the first sketch revue at the Mission Theater, Trap. In LA, Colleen teaches at Westside Comedy and Second City Hollywood and performs with the ensembles The Village Bicycle and the award-winning duo Dummy, two-time winner of the iO Theater’s Del Award for Best Improv Show (2013, 2014). Dummy has performed for audiences in London, Rome, Copenhagen, Warsaw, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, San Diego, Austin, Houston, Washington DC, Phoenix, Tucson, Cleveland, Detroit, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Atlanta, Traverse City and Chicago.
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“Colleen Doyle in particular has a Kate McKinnon-like quality that feels simultaneously grounded and about to spin off into something crazed... Few performers can pull off smart and fizzy at the same time, but Doyle's got the stuff.” — Chicago Tribune
“I have attended many improv workshops and classes but Colleen helped me wrap my head around bringing a strong point of view to a scene and using my gut instead of my head as my guide. She is a great instructor and hilarious to boot!” – Peggy
“Colleen was so 'up my ass' in that workshop. She really made a lasting impression. I would highly recommend letting her 'get up your ass.' Take her workshop. You won't regret it.” – Jason C.
"For years T.J. Jagodowski and Dave Pasquesi have reigned as Chicago's must-see two-person improv team. After catching a recent set from Colleen Doyle and Jason Shotts at iO Theater, I think it's safe to say there's room on that improv pedestal for yet another pair of performers...Doyle, in particular, is an exceptionally good actor, able to play slightly weird and off-putting types...only to swiftly shift gears as a sexy damsel in distress...Doyle fully and brilliantly committed to a crying jag in this scene, only to reveal (in character) that it was all a put-on. It was a moment so meta, and yet so right, and a joke that kept on giving in later scenes." — Chicago Tribune (article)