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Improv for Academics

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
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In this workshop you will learn improvisation techniques in order to:

• Explain your research to people outside your field.
• Increase confidence with presentation and public speaking skills.
• Perfect listening skills in order to optimize your response to oral feedback.

This series was designed to be a two-part training.  If you can't attend both sessions, you will not receive the full benefit of this training.  For this reason, registration priority will only be given to those who commit attend both sessions.  If you can't attend both, please don't register - this workshop series will be available again at another time.

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Listening & Spontaneity - Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 4:00-6:00pm      Arena Theatre on the first floor of Wright Hall

Engage in a variety of theater and performance activities designed to enhance listening skills and foster authentic responses.

Message & Audience - Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 4:00-6:00pm       Arena Theatre on the first floor of Wright Hall

Let the art of theatrical improvisation help you explore presentation skills and deliver the right message to the right audience.

Instructor: Lucas Hatton (MFA ’17) is a veteran of the Chicago improv scene with over twenty years as a director, teacher, and improv instructor. He has worked at IO (formerly Improv Olympic), Second City, Steppenwolf, and A.C.T.