Jillian Mueller

Jillian E. Mueller is a Chicago-based director, writer, performer, and lyricist. She currently works at The Annoyance Theatre where she is a Resident Director, instructor for AP 1 classes, and performer in the long-running improv show Trigger Happy. She has directed, co-written, and provided lyrics for three original musicals at The Annoyance; Ask Your Doctor: A Pharmaceutical Musical, Slamazons!, and Angela of Death. Past performances and original works at Annoyance also include the sketch shows Loose Cannons and Gravitational Pull. Recent projects around Chicago include serving as the Assistant to the Director for Second City’s 106th Mainstage Revue: Dream Freaks Fall From Space, Director for Engage! A Choose Your Own Sci-Fight Adventure at Theatre Wit, and Performer and Workshop Facilitator with the Improv Playhouse touring team. Mueller holds a BFA in Theater from the University of Illinois, and is a graduate of the Second City Directing Program, Second City Conservatory, the Annoyance Program, Tisch School of the Arts ETW Summer Program at NYU, and is an alum of the iO Harold team Sonis. She currently works as a freelance director, teaching artist, performer, and applied improv workshop facilitator, and can be contacted about projects at jemuellercomedy@gmail.com.


Reviews of Jillian Mueller:

AP1 Student

“I really liked Jillian’s approach to the class.  She kept things fun, loose and pressure-free while still pushing us to get out there, experiment and improve. “

AP1 Student

“ …Julian was able to challenge our class in the manner that really advanced our skills and I felt like it made me be a better performer. Anytime we caught on quickly and mastered the skill we moved onto the next up instead of continuing with something we already understood.”


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