Improv for Everybody

If you’ve ever been curious about improvisation, this is your chance to explore what it’s all about! Led by Julie Ganey, a professional actor, theater educator, and SCA’s 2024 Creative Fellow, you’ll be in great company as you learn the basics.
4 Classes
Adult Programming

Sep 23, Sep 30, Oct 07, Oct 14

5:30 – 7:30 pm

SCA
18+
$100
$100

About The Program

If you’ve ever been curious about improvisation, this is your chance to explore what it’s all about! Led by Julie Ganey, a professional actor, theater educator, and SCA’s 2024 Creative Fellow, you’ll be in great company as you learn the basics. Focus on the fundamentals like listening, being present in the moment, finding agreement and building scenes through games and exercises in a supportive environment. Each session you’ll learn something new and continue to sharpen your skills as you build on what you learned in the weeks prior. Whether you have improv experience or you’re brand new and curious what it’s all about, come spend your Monday nights with us! Improv is about so much more than being funny, but we promise you’ll laugh. A lot. 4 Sessions – Mondays, September 23, 30, October 7, 14
$100

Guest Artists

Julie Ganey

Julie Ganey is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator whose work encompasses writing, storytelling, theatre, and improvisation. Her projects reflect a deep belief in the power of stories and collaborative artmaking to build community and break down barriers between individuals and groups. She is happy to now call both Chicago and Michigan home. As a professional actor, Julie has appeared on numerous Chicago stages over many years, and her three original solo plays, The Half-Life of Magic, Love Thy Neighbor...till it hurts, and Good Enough have been produced throughout the Midwest. As part of the award-winning comedy ensemble Wavelength, Julie spent years performing all over the U.S. and leading workshops for teachers and executives on conflict resolution and improvisation. She is an active member of the Chicago live lit storytelling scene and is a company member at 2nd Story. Julie is a tenacious advocate of arts education and has served in leadership positions at theatres of various sizes where she creates performance pieces with collaborators ages 3 to 93. Julie is an adjunct professor at The Theatre School at DePaul, and a long-time teaching artist at the Goodman Theatre. (AEA/SAG-AFTRA)

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