Whole Body Listening

Listen up! One major skill all schools of improvisation have in common is the need for listening. True listening is a whole body activity requiring constant engagement in the improviser’s body, brain, heart, and spirit of
play. This workshop uses two-person scenes to help players listen to both each other and themselves. You should hear what you’re missing.

Date: Saturday, October 2, 2010
Time: noon-3pm
Location: Chestnut Room, Holiday Inn Express Midtown, 1305 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (
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Instructor: Jonathan Pitts
Pre-requisites: Some prior longform improv experience
Cost: $50 (note: Duofest performers get 10% off one workshop and 20% off two or more workshops, refunded back after payment is received).

After payment is received you will be forwarded to a student information form at the Philly Improv Theater website to complete your registration.


Jonathan Pitts is the Executive Director of the Chicago Improv Festival Productions. He is also the Co-Founder of the prestigious Chicago Improv Festival. This is his 11th year producing the festival. He is also the creator and producer of the College Comedy Championship, the Teen Comedy Fest, and CIF Production’s touring educational outreach programs.
He was selected for the 3 years in a row by New City magazine as one of “Chicago’s Top 50 Theatre Players”. An international director and teacher, he’s a 10 year faculty member of The Second City and he’s taught in London at The Spontaneity Shop. He’s a contributing writer to the book, The Second City’s Almanac of Improvisation, and he
wrote the forward to Asaf Ronan’s book Directing Improv. He improvised in over 1,000 shows with several ensembles in Chicago and across America. He was a member of iO Comedy Theater’s first ever house team, Stone Soup.
As an actor he appeared in over 30 productions with numerous Chicago area theatres.

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