dig deeper
on your improv

PETER GROSZ has been teaching improvisation and writing at various theaters across America for the last 20 years: iO Chicago, The Second City Chicago, Second City Los Angeles, The Magnet Theater, The Annoyance Theater and The Revival. He was a founding member of the experimental improv groups JTS Brown and Four Square and has been lucky enough to work for TV shows where he’s won two Emmys, three WGA awards and a Peabody.

This workshop is for performers who are looking to shake up the format of their shows by finding unique and exciting ways to transform from scene to scene. Peter Grosz was a founding member of the experimental improv groups JTS Brown, 4 Square, and 2 Square, in which the improvisers avoided traditional “sweep” edits in favor of using repeated bits of dialogue, physical activities or abstract concepts to seamlessly propel the show into the next scene. In this workshop you’ll work on how to play grounded but edit creatively. You’ll learn to get out of your head, act first and then make it work. And most importantly how to make someone else’s risky move into something brilliant through unconditional support. Members of the same team are encouraged to take this workshop together but even if you’re the only person from your group who can make it, you’ll be able to take the concepts we work on back to your team and give your group mind an energy boost.

 

TJ JAGADOWSKI has been an improviser in Chicago for almost 30 years. He has played taught or directed at The Second City, IO and The Annoyance theaters there. Along with his partner, David Pasquesi, he has toured parts of the US and Europe as TJ and Dave. Along with his other partner, Peter Grosz, they made a bunch of commercials for Sonic.

TAKING THE WORK OUT OF  SCENEWORK
WITH TJ JAGADOWSKI

(proof of vaccination required)

This workshop is best described as an exploration of some simple decisions we can make to improve our two person scene play. Choosing honesty, reality, and emotional points of view might give you everything you need to pull off interesting and impactful scenes.