Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 21, 2014
The Collage is exactly what it sounds like - a 'collage' of styles and forms that you'll see throughout the show. It's just like those crazy craft projects your mom saved from fifth grade. The Collage is an intriguing blend of short and long-form that slowly amalgamates, from a series of seemingly-unrelated scenes, into a thematic piece before your eyes.
The Collage was originally created and performed by Chicago’s Stone Soup during the mid ‘80’s when Chicago Improv Productions’ executive director Jonathan Pitts was then part of that ensemble. “I love doing this form. With its fast and ever-changing fusion of styles, I feel like it really fits today’s culture even more than it did back then. Every style of play fits into this formless form as our cast members utilize different moves and tones in this very audience friendly show.”
Under Jonathan Pitts’ direction, the talented and versatile cast will also feature an additional guest player, one per week, playing with the regular company. All the guests are Second City alumni and/or current Second City Training Center teachers. The evening will also showcase 6 different opening acts, one per week, and each opening act is a former Second City Training Center coached ensemble team.
The Collage Company Members:
Liz Anderson, Sarah Blantz, Andy Bogue, Mitch Conti, Liz Dillard, Scott Hanada, Ricky Haschemeyer, Jonathan Pitts, Jeremy Schaefer, Mandy Sellers, Emma Squier, Ryan Williams
John Hildreth, Nick Johne, Rachel Miller, Dana Quercioli, Amy Roeder, Patrick Rowland
July 26 – Flart / August 2 – The Cumberbunds / August 9 – Unlikely Company
August 16 – The Jessicas / August 23 – Human Contact / August 30 – The Return
About Chicago Improv Productions: Chicago Improv Productions is a 501 [c] 3 non-profit Illinois arts organization offering year-round improvisational programs, including: Chicago Improv Festival; College Improv Tournament; Teen Comedy Fest, educational outreach and other shows and special events in Chicago. Chicago Improv Productions' mission is to celebrate the present, honor the past, and showcase the future of improvisational theatre, in all of its multi-disciplinary expressions, through local, regional, national, and international perspectives. In its 2013-14 season, Chicago Improv Productions presented or produced more than 350 improv acts and ensembles from all over the globe. For more information: http://www.chicagoimprovproductions.org or http://www.facebook.com/chicagoimprovproductions