On Teaching and Coaching
A unique peek inside a coach's playbook. Run like a rehearsal with director's commentary, this workshop will explore exercise selection, team objectives, and the subtle differences between coaching and teaching.
This workshop is open to intermediate and advanced improvisers .
Making Longform Fun Again
Longform, especially the Harold, can be as stressful as it is fun. Often more stressful than fun! By shifting our expectations and moving the burden between games and scenes we can find freedom and inspiration and become the drivers of our shows, rather than feeling like the show has driven us.
This workshop is open to improvisers with at least one year of experience.
Bill Arnett, founder of the Chicago Improv Studio and author of The Complete Improviser, is known as a good-natured teacher with an empowering approach to improv. He started improvising at the University of Florida in 1992 before moving to Chicago in 1998. He has been a part of several acclaimed ensembles, including People of Earth, Maximum Party Zone, and 3033. After 12 years of teaching at the iO Theater and 18 months as iO's Training Center Director, Bill left to start the Chicago Improv Studio, a stage-focused training and performance company that takes a non-traditional approach to improv. More information about the Improv Studio and a link to Bill's long-running blog can be found at chicagoimprovstudio.com