The iO Five-Week Summer Intensive
This program is designed for people who do not necessarily plan on permanently relocating to the Chicago area. (If you live/move here, you might as well take advantage of our full program!)
The Summer Intensive condenses the entire iO Theater school of thought into five incredible weeks. The class meets every Monday through Thursday from 11am to 5pm for five weeks. Each week, a different iO teacher instructs the class in a particular level of curriculum. All of our teachers for the Summer Intensive are currently teachers in our Training Center. Best of all, the class culminates in a performance here in our theater!
Week 1 focuses on Level 1 - This class teaches the basics of the iO style of improvisation, patterns, theory, connections, and iO’s philosophy on long-form improvisation.
Week 2 focuses on Level 2 - Here you will build on the teachings of Level 1 while allowing you to discover your strengths; it focuses on character creation, “the group mind” and object/environment work.
Week 3 focuses on Level 3 - This class concentrates on the two-person scene, the anchor of long-form improvisation.
Week 4 focuses on Level 4 - This is where you use all the skills you have acquired thus far in order to create the Harold, the signature long-form structure at iO.
Week 5 focuses on Level 4B - The advanced Harold level; here you will probe even deeper into the form, focusing intensely on the acting, editing, and group commitment that it takes to generate a 30-minute piece. You’ll also be getting ready for your show this week.
The Summer Intensive culminates in a performance at the iO Theater.
When: July 6th through August 6th, 2015
Where: The iO Theater – 1501 N. Kingsbury – Chicago, IL
(You may make a half payment to secure your spot in the Summer Five Week Intensive.)Register today for the iO Five-week Summer Intensive!