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SATURDAY, Sept 4
Noon - 4pm Jet Eveleth & Eric Hunicutt (of The Reckoning) - Improv for Humans, Not Robots - Hideout Upstairs
Having a difficult time being clever onstage? Stuck in your head trying to figure out how to get your scene "right"? Try being honest and real. Instead of trying to play a fairly convincing human, be human.
This workshop focuses on being truthful in your experience on stage - listening and responding honestly to yourself and your partner, recognizing your instincts and using them, playing with power and being present onstage. We will explore ways of bringing more of yourself to your characters, getting more from your scene partner, and playing each scene to its full potential. Once you play this way you may never want to go back to standing on stage and saying witty things.
is a member of The Reckoning and recently toured in I Live Next Door To Horses. In Chicago, she can be seen in Ted & Melanie, Pleasant Valley and The Armando Diaz Experience. She received her M.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College and is an instructor at Columbia’s Comedy Studies Program. Jet was a faculty member of The Second City Conservatory, the iO Theater and is the co-artistic director for the Chicago Improv Festival.
is a member of The Reckoning and has been studying, performing, and teaching improvisation and acting for over 18 years.Currently, Eric lives in Los Angeles, where he is a working actor, director, and teacher and performs regularly at Improv Olympic West as well as in film, television, and scripted theater. Eric is a faculty member at Steppenwolf Classes West, Improv Olympic West (where he previously served as the Director of Training for four years), Warner Loughlin Studios, The American Academy of Dramatic Art, and Cal State University Summer Arts. Recent directing credits include shows at The Upright Citizens Brigade (NY & LA), The Second City (LA), iO West, and The Comedy Central Stage.
When & Where
Out of Bounds Comedy Festival
The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival is a 7-day live performance festival that showcases some of the best in improv, sketch, stand-up, and filmed comedy from all over the country. Now in it’s 10th year, the festival also includes a miniature golf tournament where performers compete to win the Ridiculous Jacket, a trophy unrivalled in mini sports.