Jonathan Pitts — SE03 EP11
Jonathan Pitts is our guest for episode 11 of Season 3. In this episode, Whit talks with Jonathan – an award-winning, international improv theatre artist, creator, director, producer, and teacher from Chicago. He’s been improvising for over 35 years, and is the Founder and former Executive Director of Chicago Improv Productions. While there he Co-Founded and Produced the Chicago Improv Festival for 20 years; Founded and Produced the College Improv Tournament for 13 years; Founded and Produced the Teen Comedy Fest for 7 years; Founded and Produced the Chicago Podcast Festival for 4 years; Created CIP’s 4 outreach shows including “The Make ‘Em Ups”; Produced, Directed, and Taught CIP’s children’s Summer Theatre Camp for 6 years.
We talk tech, we talk the global improv community, we talk technique, and we talk about improv – all drawing on Jonathan’s deep experience and interest in making connections across the globe with improv.
Jonathan is currently performing improv shows and offering workshops online via Zoom, including teaching for “Now Learn This!” a new multidisciplinary performing arts training center and coaching improv ensembles including the Vintage Improv Festival.
Facebook: @Jonathan Pitts; Instagram: @pitts5038; Twitter: @jpitts_28