Scene Work: The Chicago Way with Jonathan Pitts
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Chicago is famous for grounded, honest, relationship based improvisation scene work that produces deep laughs and deep sighs, as the audience is moved to both.
This style of work requires acting, listening, openness, patience, and responding through a shared process of give and take.
This workshop will feature a deep dive into this process of two person scene work that will bring improvisers discovery upon discovery. As those shared discoveries pile up, the improvised scene becomes deep, full and funny.
It's the Chicago way.
This workshop is open to any improv performer with six months or more experience. Short form or long form or scene work, all types of experiences are applicable.
My teaching philosophy is to help every improviser become a more intuitive artist and to face artistic challenges with a braveness, a sense exploration and a sense of humor.
Jonathan Pitts is an award winning international theatre artist from Chicago.
He's a creator, director, improviser, performer, producer, and teacher. He co-founded the Chicago Improv Festival and produced it for 20 years.
He also created and produced the College Improv Tournament for 10 years, and created and produced the Chicago Podcast Festival for the last 2 years.
He taught improv at The Second City for 16 years and he's a contributing writer to The Second City's book on improvisation.
For 3 consecutive years he was selected by New City magazine as one of "Chicago's Top 50 Theatre Players". He's performed in over 1,200 improvised shows.