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Chicago Improv Productions

This professional ensemble of actors from the birthplace of modern improvisational theatre leads hilarious, highly interactive improv games that teach as they entertain. The actors emphasize the “who/what/where” of improv, giving a fresh understanding of how to create characters, settings, and stories while offering lots of opportunities to join the fun.

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 all across America.

Artist’s Website: Chicago Improv Productions

Performances

The Make ‘Em Ups

This professional ensemble of actors from the birthplace of modern improvisational theatre leads hilarious, highly interactive improv games that teach as they entertain. The actors emphasize the “who/what/where” of improv, giving a fresh understanding of how to create characters, settings, and stories while offering lots of opportunities to join the fun.

Single $600/Back-to-back $800

Workshop

Chicago Improv Productions Workshop

Explore the fundamentals of improvisational theatre through a variety of improv games and exercises. Workshops are tailored to age and ability and encourage development of communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and performance skills.

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Fees are for daytime school programs in Maryland, Washington, DC and Northern Virginia only.

Evening, weekend, and non-school fees differ – please contact us.

Additional travel fees apply.

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