Inventing Improv: A Chicago Stories Special | Coming Soon
A Chicago Stories Special
A new documentary and website
Chicago’s greatest cultural export just might be improvised theater, which was born at Jane Addams’ Hull House during the Great Depression and carried out into the world by the likes of Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Stephen Colbert. But while to most people improv might seem synonymous with comedy, the art form was devised by a woman who wasn’t out for laughs. Don't miss this new Chicago story exploring the life and legacy of Viola Spolin, the social-worker-turned-theater guru known as The Mother of Improv.