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Chicago Improv Productions

  • Category:
    • Theater

    Type of Programs Offered

    • residency
    • auditorium
    • virtual
    • The Make ‘Em Ups

      Description:

      The Make 'Em Ups tells the history of Chicago's connection to modern improvisational theatre, while at the same time teaching how to – and how not to – improvise. In this highly interactive performance, students gain new understanding of how to create characters, settings and stories and explore the “who/what/where” of all improv scenes. Three professional improv actors lead a variety of engaging improv games, inviting audiences to continually contribute ideas – and even join the action on stage.
      Jonathan Pitts, the Founder and Executive Director of Chicago Improv Productions, is an award-winning international improv theatre artist from Chicago with over 30 years’ experience. He’s a creator, director, improviser, producer and teacher who co-founded and produced the Chicago Improv Festival, created and produced the College Improv Tournament and spent 7 years as Teen Comedy Fest’s executive producer. He is also the founder and producer of Chicago Podcast Festival. Jonathan taught at The Second City for 16 years and he’s a contributing writer to their book on improvisation – he also taught story-based improv at Piven Theatre Workshop. Jonathan has taught and performed internationally in more than a dozen countries, as well as more than 25 cities across America.

      Virtual program options may be available

      Grade Levels: PreK-12

      Curriculum Connections

      Language Arts, Social Studies, Theatre, Storytelling, Character/SEL

      This program can be completed virtually:
      No

    • Chicago Improv Productions Workshop

      Description:

      Professional actors lead improv games exploring story elements like character, plot and setting, and introduce students to the foundational ideas of improv. Workshop and residency options available.

      Virtual program options may be available

      Grade Levels: PreK-12

      Curriculum Connections

      Language Arts, Social Studies, Theatre, Storytelling, Character/SEL

      This program can be completed virtually:
      No

  • Name or Art Agency:
    Artivate, Inc.
    Email:
    info@goartivate.org
    Phone:
    301-588-7525
    Address:
    PO Box 11242 Takoma Park, MD 20913

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