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Kathleen Zion

Acting Coach

Bryant Carroll, 1st Team Actors Studio Improv and Commercial Acting Coach

Kathleen Zion is a Cleveland, Ohio, native and holds a BFA in Musical Theatre with an emphasis on Acting from Wright State University. She also graduated from Chicago’s Second City Conservatory Program, studying under one of Second City’s founders, Michael Gellman. While living in Chicago, she completed the iO Chicago writing program under Michael McCarthy, a former Saturday Night Live writer. These classes helped hone her skill in sketch comedy writing, sitcom spec scripts, and writing for television.

She continued her love of improvisational comedy while performing around Chicago with the improv troupe One Group Mind and participating in Sketch Fest with Mass St. Productions. Kathleen has been teaching the first all Down syndrome improv troupe with the group Stand Up for Downs. She was also a part of starting the first improvised exposer classes to help people with social anxiety.

In addition to her extensive training she can be seen in many commercials and industrials for Goodwill, DiGiorno, 4Moms, Dicks Sporting Goods, Proper Access, and Cube Space. You can also hear her voice over work for multiple national campaigns including Operation Next and the book Twenty Something Self.

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A personal message from Kathleen

Acting is about focusing out of yourself and making truthful discoveries.