All Workshops Are $25 And Take Place In The Upstairs Theater At The Bard’s Town On 1801 Bardstown Rd  

September 1st, 2018


Finding Strenth in Vulnerability by Jonathan Pitts (Chicago Improv Productions – Chicago, IL) 10am-1pm 


Openness on stage is a choice, a powerful choice that make any scene more grounded, intuitive and vital. In this workshop, the improv students will engage in three different theatre exercises designed to develop and heighten their artistic and scenic openness. After the completion of these three exercises, the improvisers will improvise a 2 person scene with their heightened awareness of the strength of choosing to be open. 

Jonathan Pitts is an award winning international theatre artist from Chicago. He is 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 he created and produced the Chicago Podcast Festival or the last 2 years. He taught improv at The Second City for 16 years and he is 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 has performed in over 1,200 improvised shows.

 25 People Cap

Improv Show Clean Up: Hosting Tips and Techniques by Stefan Gearhart (The Louisville Improv Collective) & Ben Hagan (Improv 502) 1pm – 3:30pm


Join Stefan Gearhart of The Louisville Improv Collective and Ben Hagan of Improv 502.  Two of Louisville’s improv institutions come together to help you clean up your improv show!  Learn techniques and tips on how to make your show more professional.  Know what to say and how to say it.  How to get your crowd ready for an energetic improv show.  How to get them to shout suggestions!  When to bow.  How to explain improv games and long form better and faster!  How to make your crowd come back for more!

25 People Cap