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3 Plays. 3 Days.
@ Gorilla Tango Theatre Chicago[Bucktown]
1919 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
3 Plays. 3 Days. - an Intense Writing Intensive with Joe Janes.

In three days, participants will learn how to write improvisationally, ultimately generating three ten-minute plays. Each student will have one of their plays performed in a staged reading on the third day by some of Chicago's finest actors. Some writing experience is recommended. Class size is limited to 8. $150 until 7/20/14; $175 after. REG DEADLINE IS 8/1/14.

Playwrights from our last 3 Plays/3 Days class had this to say:

"My expectations going into the weekend were high...I wanted to try and write at the highest level I could and push myself. I wouldn't change anything about the class. At all. ...It's a great way to grow as a writer, to get focused and learn how to write in spurts and develop a writing routine." - Patrick, 3 Plays/3 Plays Writing Intensive Alum

"...You walk away with three new and different pieces. The staged reading element was awesome. I was flat out terrified to take the class (and seriously considered skipping) but I am glad that I did...I think regardless of the level you're at, you will be able to participate in and take a lot away from the class....there is a lot more to the experience than just the writing." - Alexandra, 3 Plays/3 Days Alum

PLEASE NOTE: Class times are Friday 8/8/14 from 6-9 pm; Saturday 8/9/14 from 12-6 pm, and Sunday 8/10/14 from 12-6 pm with the final showcase at 7:30 pm that evening. Tickets to the public reading are $5 and may be purchased at gorillatango.com or at the door.

Joe Janes is an Emmy award winning writer who teaches comedy writing at The Second City and Columbia College. He has written for Jellyvision's "You Don't Know Jack" and SNL's "Weekend Update." He has written three books: 365 Sketches, 50 Plays and Seven Deadly Plays. His full-length plays include Metaluna and the Science of the Mind Revue, A Hard Day's Journey Into Night and Always Never. He writes regularly for WNEP Theatre and Robot vs Dinosaur.


 

Improv Space Program
@ Gorilla Tango Theatre Chicago[Bucktown]
1919 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
Jay Steigmann returns as your fearless leaders of this performance-level class. starting JULY 15, 2014. Short form, long form, weekly performances, and a final showcase comprise 9 weeks of cutting-edge curriculum. Weekly performances are followed by the Improv Space Jam, free and open to the public.

Enroll by audition only; email improvspaceprogram@gorillatango.com for a 1/2 hour slot on Tuesday, July 8 between 7 and 9 pm. Class runs on Tuesdays 6:30 to 10 pm from July 15 through September 9, 2014.


 

Science to Humanity: The Autopsy
@ Gorilla Tango Theatre Chicago[Bucktown]
1919 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647


Science to Humanity: The Autopsy is a sensitive discussion and thoughtful slide show about the autopsy. Dr. Ben Margolis, Director of the Autopsy Center of Chicago (www.autopsychicago.com), takes you into the body to learn how the procedure is done, how the body changes with illness, and, above all, how the information discovered brings a family to a place of peace. Bring your curiosity, your questions, and an open mind for a journey to the other side and back.