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C3? Silent Movie with Jonathan Pitts

November 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Silent Movie with Jonathan Pitts
30th Novemberr 7-10 pm

The Silent Movie is both an improvised narrative form and an original show created by Jonathan Pitts. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to put together the narrative beats of different silent movie shorts, as well as explore different silent movie styles, and expanding improvisation acting to be able to explore the heightened acting that silent movies featured. In this workshop, the performers will improvise while lit up by a film projector, in front of a large white sheet serving as the screen, and to the accompaniment of old timey piano music. This style of improv narrative incorporates clowning, ensemble work, over-acting, hyper-physicality, and listening with your eyes since no one on-stage is saying anything. 100 years ago in 1917 silent movies were at their peak, now in 2017 you can find the peak of fun through the narrative genre of Silent Movies.

Jonathan Pitts is the Executive Director of the Chicago Improv Festival Productions. Hes also the co-founder of the prestigious Chicago Improv Festival, which hes produced for the last 20 years. Hes the creator and producer of the College Improv Tournament, which hes produced for the last 10 years. Last year he created and produced Chicagos first ever Chicago Podcast Festival. Over-all, hes been involved in improvisational theatre and scripted theatre for over 35 years.


November 30, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


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