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Improv for Academics - Part 1

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Meeting Room D, Student Community Center Space Limited
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In this two-part series 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. Priority registration will be given to those who can attend both sessions. SESSION 1: Listening & Spontaneity - Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 4:00-5:30pm Engage in a variety of theater and performance activities designed to enhance listening skills and foster authentic responses. SESSION 2: Message & Audience - Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 4:00-5:30pm 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.