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Second City Chicago

Three-Day Intensives

Basic training in three days for adults

Want to immerse yourself in some Second City Training, but don't have eight weeks? Intensive classes are three days of fast-paced improvisation and/or writing training for those who can't take a weeklong program or want a quick brush up on skills. Choose a schedule of all-improv, all-writing or improv-writing combination of classes. Tuition includes a Second City show.

  • All-Improv Intensive - 10 AM - 4 PM
    An intensive look at the principles and processes of improvisation for beginning performers.
  • All-Writing Intensive - 10 AM - 4 PM
    An introduction to sketch comedy techniques including characterization, comic premise and story structure.
  • Improv & Writing Intensive - 10 AM - 4 PM
    Morning principles and processes of improvisation class and afternoon introduction to sketch comedy technique class.
  • Musical Improvisation Intensive - 10 AM - 4 PM
    Explore the world of the improvised song! This intensive offers short-form musical games, vocal technique, rhyming, character-through-music, long-form musical improvisation, and genre study. This immersion is perfect for those looking to challenge themselves with a more advanced form of improvisation that guarantees to strengthen traditional improv skills as well as provide rewarding experiences with the art of "singprov".

Tuition: Each Intensive is $295.

Tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable and must be paid at the time of registration. If an Intensive is currently full, you can place yourself on a waiting list. If you have questions, contact program administrator Julia DiFerdinando at 312-475-3584.

WHERE TO STAY IN CHICAGO? See our "Where to Stay" list for recommended hotels, hostels, and dormitories in the Chicago area, some with special rates for Second City students!

For the summer months, check out our week-long Immersions!


All-Improv Intensive REGISTER

  • Mon October 6 - Wed October 8, 2014
    Fri December 26 - Sun December 28, 2014

All-Writing Intensive REGISTER

  • Fri December 26 - Sun December 28, 2014

Improv and Writing REGISTER

  • Mon November 24 - Wed November 26, 2014
    Mon December 29 - Wed December 31, 2014

Musical Improvisation Intensive REGISTER

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