The Greatest Programs
Bring up to 75 students to Under The Gun Theater (956 W Newport, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60657) for an interactive Greatest Story Never Told performance. Our professional improvisers co-create an original 30-60 minute story with student volunteers. We typically take between 15 - 35 student volunteers to perform with us during the story. An introduction at the top of the show teaches students the basic principles of improvisation and the essential elements of a story. Students will provide a wide variety of suggestions for the characters, locations, activities and objectives. Costumes, props and live music provide extra theatricality and fun for everyone participating and watching.
Our ensemble of professional improvisers and piano player travel to your school to collaborate with your students and create The Greatest Story Never Told! We typically take between 15 - 50 student volunteers. An introduction at the top of the show teaches students the basic principles of improvisation and the essential elements of creating a story. Students will provide a variety of suggestions for characters, locations, activities and objectives. Costumes, props and live music provide extra theatricality and fun for everyone participating and watching.
ADD LITERACY COMPONENT
We provide a professional writer and illustrator to transcribe the original story into text and images. Our book designers transform the text and illustrations into a digital and physical handmade storybook. Digital downloads of the story may be distributed to every teacher and student, and the physical handmade book may be added to your school library.
Creating The Greatest Stories from Improvisation to Storybook
Students learn basic skills of acting, improvisation, storytelling, and writing. We synthesize all 4 skills into an original performance and class storybook. The original creation will be performed for parents and transcribed by the class into text with original student artwork. We transform the text and artwork into both a digital and physical storybook. The residency length and time is flexible and may be between 10-20 one-hour classes.
OUT OF SCHOOL PROGRAM/WORKSHOP
Introduction To Improvising Stories
Students learn the basic skills of improvisation as well as the essential elements of conceptualizing and improvising stories. Exercises will focus on acting, writing and social skills including: Team Building; Utilizing Your Full Voice; Body Awareness; Emotional Awareness; Imagination; Reacting; Listening; Focusing; Staying Committed; Having Fun; Object Work; Public Speaking; Confidence; Brainstorming; Observation; Creative Thinking; Quick Thinking; Decision Making; Respecting Others; Storytelling; Laughing.
The workshop length and time is flexible and may be between 1-20 one hour classes. The class will culminate with a live performance.
The Greatest Program You Have Never Told
We listen to your ideas and create original theatrical programming based on your goals and limitations.
For questions or bookings:
call Andrew at (773) 710-1639