A comparison and history of the 9 major world-wide disciplines of improv and improv.
There are 9 major philosophies in world-wide improvisational theatre. Each of those philosophies has produced improv theatres, training centers, shows, directors, and performers. Each philosophy is like a different path leading up to the same top of a mountain in which the final view is transcendent and the same, but the ways up can be very different from each other. This lecture will analyze, compare and contrast those 8 different major improv dogmas, including their similarities and their differences, without valuing one approach over the other. After all, the aim of climbing the improv mountain is to get to the peak, as that's where best sights are.
About Jonathan Pitts:
Jonathan Pitts is an award-winning international improv theatre artist from Chicago with over 30 years of experience. He's a creator, director, improviser, producer, and teacher, and hes also the Founder and Executive Director of Chicago Improv Productions. He co-founded the Chicago Improv Festival and produced it for 20 years. He created and produced the College Improv Tournament for 10 years. He was Teen Comedy Fests executive producer for 7 years. He also the founder and producer of Chicago Podcast Festival for the past 2 years.
He has taught and performed internationally in 12 countries, as well as all over America. He's performed in over 1,250 improvised shows. He has created the improv shows, The Make Em Ups, " The Oracle", " The Silent Movie", Solo Plus One, Stopwatch, and Storybox Unscripted Theatre. He taught at The Second City for 16 years and has a contributing writer to their book on improvisation. He taught story-based improv at Piven Theatre Workshop. He also taught at 25+ American cities at regional improv fests and improv theatres.
For 3 consecutive years, he was selected by New City magazine as one of & "Chicago's Top 50 Theatre Players" and has been interviewed about improvisation in books, newspapers, online posts, podcasts, radio, and TV.
ICB is a professional improvisational theater company operating from Bangalore. We have been operational since July 2015 and have performed in over 80+ shows across India including the very prestigious Second City Theatre in Chicago, US. We are host to India's first Improv Festival - The Bengaluru Improv Festival.
We are also home to India's first and only active all-women Improv ensemble - The Adamant Eves. We conduct our own Improv workshops guided by our in-house Improv trainers and produce our own public shows and jams on a monthly basis as well. We offer Improv coaching to corporates, educators, children, and other performers as well. Our performances can also be customized for any corporate requirements. Our aim is to be able to help bring the beautiful potential of Improv to as many individuals in an increasingly tense world.