JILL VICE

Tipped-Tipsy-Jill-Vice-610x915Jill Vice’s current solo show, “Tipped & Tipsy” was praised by critics and audiences for its standing room only performances at the 2013 SF Fringe Festival where it won BEST OF FRINGE. “Tipped & Tipsy” (a solo play developed with David Ford and Dave Dennison) had an extended run at the Marsh in San Francisco in 2014. The show has continued to tour the United States and Canada in 2015 and is currently booking for 2016. “Tipped and Tipsy” has been called “The most hilarious solo slo-mo bar brawl ever seen” by the San Francisco Chronicle. The Bay Guardian says, “Without set or costume changes, Vice proves a protean physical performer, seamlessly inhabiting the oddball outcasts. . . With strong writing and acting at its core, Tipsy breezes by, leaving a superlative buzz,” and the Huffington Post says, “Jill Vice takes on the physical and vocal characteristics of her clientele at Happy’s Bar in an impressive array of body language and vocal talent. Vice’s performance is robust, her material well written, and her characters quite memorable.” Jill began studying performance art at the San Francisco Art Institute with Tony Labat. She trained in circus and clown with Jeff Raz at the San Francisco Circus Center Class of 2009 and studied mime and mask with Leonard Pitt and James Donlon in the first year Flying Actors Studio Class of 2010. A graduate of A.C.T.’s Summer Training Congress, Jill’s background includes a wide array of performances in physical comedy, mime, clown, improv, and film. She played the lead in a short film called “Last Trip To Spain” which won for “best short” at the Portland Maine Film Festival. She once toured the UK as the lead singer and guitarist in a punk band called Chester. Jill has bar-tended at over 28 bars and clubs in San Francisco and recently did a piece for the Porchlight Storytelling series, “Kitchen Confidential.” When not on tour, Jill coaches and directs solo performers. She will be co-directing Marga Gomez in her new show “Pound” this fall at the Brava Theatre.