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Jon Carr — SE03 EP13

As we get ready to close out Season 3 of the podcast, Whit has a conversation with Jon Carr — just a week or so out from the big news that Jon has been hired as Executive Producer at Second City.  Just prior, Jon was serving as Artistic Director at Dad’s Garage in Atlanta.  Jon was not only a fixture for many years at Dad’s, but also in the Atlanta creative community as a whole.  We discuss his start in improv at Dad’s, his approach to the craft, and so much more.

In addition to his work at Dad’s Garage, Jon impacted and connected with many other organizations.  He has had staged readings at Synchronicity Theatre, Happy Accident Theatre, and Stage Door Players. He worked with Alliance Theatre as their Audience Development Manager. Jon founded United Atlanta Improv and has helped improv theatres around the city come together through collaborative works. With his improv group Dark Side of the Room, he has been able to work with The Center For Civil and Human Rights and perform around North America. He has appeared in a number of Dad’s Garage shows such as: “Cannibal! The Musical,” “The Dad’s Garage Going Out of Business Show,” “The Wrath of Con” and “Effed Up Fairy Tales.” Dad’s Garage has also given him the opportunity to write shows as he has written “Wrath of Con 1,” “Wrath of Con 2,” and “Black Nerd” (Winner of the 2018 Suzi Bass Award for Best Orginal play).

You can connect with Jon on social media:

Instagram @joncarrjr

Twitter @JonCarrJr

And keep watching as he makes his mark on Second City in 2021 and beyond!