Jonathan was the co-founder of the Chicago Improv Festival and produced it for 20 years. He taught at Second City for 16 years, and was a contributing writer to Second City’s book on improv. He has taught and performed internationally in 15 countries. Three times selected as one of Chicago’s “Top 50 Theatre Players” by New City, Jonathan has performed in over 1,250 improv shows with all kinds of forms and styles.
Openness on stage is a choice, a powerful choice that make any scene more grounded, intuitive and vital. In this workshop, 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.