Scene Work: The Chicago Way

Jonathan Pitts (USA)

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.

Jonathan Pitts

Jonathan Pitts

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.