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The 15 Hour Project + The Chicago Improv Festival!

Theatre Momentum is proud to announce our signature event, The 15 Hour Project, now part of the Chicago Improv Festival!

Join us for an entire day of workshop, rehearsal, and performance, with some great improv directors. We are currently finalizing our directors for the festival, but save the date!

Join us on May 7, 2016 for an entire day of workshop, show development, rehearsal, and performance!


The 15 Hour Project consists of four parts:
A morning workshop (9:30 AM-12:30 PM), followed by an afternoon show development workshop (1-3:30 PM), a rehearsal period (4-7 PM) and an evening performance (9 PM).

 

The entire day of the 15 Hour Project will take place at Pendulum Space (1803 W. Byron St, Suite 216), beginning at 9:00 AM (check-in) on Saturday May 7, 2016. Performances will begin in the Stage Studio at 9 PM.

 

 

Cost: $30!
Slots are limited, and sign ups will be posted soon!

This entire day of workshop and performance is just $30, to cover the costs of coaches, space, and pizza lunch.

To make sure all participants are on the same page, we require a minimum of 6 months improv or acting experience to participate in the 15 Hour Project. Thanks!

Performances are FREE, so invite whoever you like for some great, smart improv!
Questions? Drop us a line at info@theatremomentum.com.


Details:

Join us for an entire day of workshop, rehearsal, and performance, with some great directors.
Every time we run this event, it's been a complete blast, so we hope you can join us.

The entire day of the 15 Hour Project will take place at the TM's rehearsal studio, Pendulum Space (1803 W. Byron Street, Suite 216).

The 15 Hour Project consists of four parts:
A morning workshop (9:30 AM-12:30 PM), followed by an afternoon show development workshop (1-3:30 PM), a rehearsal period (4-7 PM) and an evening performance (9 PM).


Cost: Just $30! The entirety of the 15 Hour Project is just $30!
That's right, this entire day of workshop and performance is just $30, to cover the costs of coaches, space, and pizza lunch. Spots are limited, so get signed up as soon as slots are available!

To make sure all participants are on the same page, we require a minimum of 6 months improv or acting experience to participate in the 15 Hour Project. Thanks!

Performances are FREE, so invite whoever you like for some great, smart improv!

Schedule is as follows:

9:00 AM Check in
9:30 AM-12:30 PM Scenes Workshop session with Tony Rielage

Get tons of scenes under  your belt and get personal feedback from TM's Artistic Director, Tony Rielage. Sharpen your skills before we dive into the remainder of the day.

12:30-1 PM Break. Pizza provided.

1 PM-3:30 PM  Show development Workshop session with Tony Rielage and directors (TBD)

A workshop to generate three brand new show formats. The structure of this workshop will use input from all workshop participants to create some truly unique shows. These shows will be performed a few times, polished a bit, and prepped for rehearsal. At the end of the workshop session, the participants will break into three groups, to work on one singular format.
3:30-4 PM Break.
4-7 PM Rehearsal.
After break, the three show forms are handed off to our three directors, Bill Arnett, Jason Geis, and Connor Doyle. Workshoppers will rehearse the formats they created that morning, tweaking, polishing, and preparing them for performance. The shows being prepared will aim for a 30-35 minute show length.

7-8 PM Break.
8 PM Call Time.
Actors arrive at the Stage Studio and are given the run-down on how the evening will be structured.
8:30 PM Doors Open
Doors open. Performances for the 15 Hour Project are FREE this year, so invite everyone you know!
9 PM First of The 15 Hour Project shows begins.
Performances will run about 30 minutes apiece, with no intermission.

 


The 15 Hour Project Directors:
 

 

  Tony Rielage, Artistic Director
Tony is the Artistic Director and Founder of Theatre Momentum, and has been performing, directing, and producing improv theatre for over 20 years, notably with the Nothing Sacred Players, Trespassers Only, and International Stinger. He has trained at iO, the Playground, and Annoyance, and founded TM's precursor workshop, Workshop-in-Progress, and then Theatre Momentum. He is the Head Instructor of  TM's Improv as Theatre training center.
All other directors TBD. More details soon!
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