Philip Markle is a professional actor, director, and teacher from Chicago who is moving to New York City this Fall. He has performed improv and sketch comedy at theaters Second City, iO, The Annoyance, and in both the Chicago and SF Improv Festivals. He created his own original musical improv show - Happy Karaoke Fun Time! - which was featured live on the air on WCIU's You and Me This Morning and WGN's Dean Richard's Morning Show. Philip is a proud company member of Barrel of Monkeys and performs regularly in their critically acclaimed public show That's Weird, Grandma! Philip is the co-creator of the Actors Training Center at the Wilmette Theatre, where he has taught actors of all ages for the past six years. He recently returned from a stint on the high-seas performing for Second City Theatricals on the Norwegian Cruise Line's flagship. He graduated from Northwestern University in 2008.
Created by Jane Beachy, for two years Salonathon remains a home for underground, emerging, and genre-defying art. Artists of all types descend upon Beauty Bar every Monday to bring to life works that defy traditional genres, from dance pieces crafted in basements to puppet shows put together in attics to stories written on the CTA to the side projects of local legends.