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Summer Online
Classes for Adults

Improvisation, Games & Risk Taking

Tuesdays, 7:00 to 8:30 PM
June 22nd to July 30th, 6 weeks


Zip Zap Zoom… We want to do more than just approximate our on-site classes for the virtual stage. We want to play with the technology and the new opportunities it gives us to be creative. How can we think of our little Zoom rectangle as a mini stage? How can build community when we’re in living rooms across the country?

As always, this class allows students to discover the Piven Technique by learning theatre games & improvisation in a fun, supportive, ensemble-based environment. This class is perfect for all students looking to discover & re-discover their impulsive creativity through our work.

Improv and Storytelling Showcase

Mondays, 7pm-8:30pm
June 22nd to July 30th, 6 weeks


Take your work from the classroom to the online stage! Working with a senior Piven instructor, students learn how Piven’s signature improvisation exercises and theatre games can be used to create dynamic storytelling performances. The program culminates with students taking the virtual stage to share their stories in a format decided by the class.

On-Camera Technique: Auditioning for Film and Television

Wednesdays, 7-8:30 PM
June 22nd to July 30th, 6 weeks


Actors need to know how to self-tape now more than ever. Practice your audition technique and learn the skills that set on-camera work apart from the theatrical auditioning process. A senior Piven teacher will prepare students to audition for everything from one-liners to series regular to feature film auditions. Students will learn exercises to become comfortable in front of the camera and work with scenes pulled from a variety of films and shows shot in the Chicagoland area.