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Improv4Business – Weekend workshop for professionals with world famous NY improv troupe Chicago City Limits

May 21st, 2016

Improv4Business – Weekend workshop for professionals with world famous NY improv troupe Chicago City Limits
Event on 2016-10-14 17:00:00
Team Building, Creativity, Presentation Skills & More! One weekend – 2 hrs Friday, 3 hrs Saturday, 3 hrs Sunday.
Class Contact Information
Greg Godbout
571 228-5936
greg@arlingtondrafthouse.com

Improv actors create entire shows on-the-spot. There are no scripts or preconceived scenarios, so improvisors must think quickly and decisively while working at the top of their intelligence. They hone their craft with techniques and exercises designed to enhance creativity, story telling, listening skills and building upon ideas.

Chicago City Limits' Improv4Business uses these tried and true improv tools of the trade to help people and companies unlock their creative potential, enhance presentation skills, and work more effectively as a team.

Improv4Business customizes its workshops to address each organization's specific needs. They are highly interactive. And lots of fun! No previous theater or improv experience is required.

Chicago City Limits is NYC's longest running improv comedy show! The group relocated to New York from the Windy City in 1980. Through the years, CCL has delighted audiences and critics alike with its Off Broadway show, and trained thousands of improvisers and actors. Its National Touring Company has performed at universities and regional theaters throughout the world. The group offers dynamic training programs for businesses and organizations.

Class Location:
Drafthouse Comedy Theater in DC
1100 13th Street, NW, Washington, DC

Class Size: 
Max 10 Students

Class Schedule:
Friday 5pm to 7pm – Instruction (light finger food and drinks will be provided during the workshop)
Saturday 10am to 1pm – Instruction (social gathering from 1pm to 1:45pm – lunch and drinks served)
Sunday 10am to 1pm – Instruction (social gathering from 1pm to 1:45pm – lunch and drinks served)

Are there any prerequisite skills or experience required?
No previous improv experience is required. While improv theater techniques are used for training, participants do not need to have any prior theatrical experience or aptitude to participate. In fact, it’s an ideal experience for those who are hesitant or uncomfortable presenting to others.

What specific skills are taught?
The class introduces techniques used by professional improvisers to hone their craft. Listening, working intuitively, resisting the urge to “edit” oneself and others, building upon team members’ ideas (”Yes and…”) and out of the box thinking skills are at the core of the training. Customized curricula can place emphasis upon specific goals, such as team building, group dynamics, creativity, presentation skills and more.

Who should take the class?
The class is ideal for anyone in business who interacts with people. Whether it’s presenting to a group, working with a team, cold calling, sales visits, or ideation sessions, the class can enhance the skills of the individual and the productivity of the group. Classes are particularly popular with people in marketing, sales, law, advertising and finance.

Am I going to be put on the spot?
We understand. Nobody likes to be put on the spot. Classes are taught in a very positive and supportive atmosphere. We will help you expand your skill sets, but you will never be asked to do anything you are uncomfortable doing.

Who teaches the class?
Classes are taught by CCL’s highly experienced team of facilitators. Each instructor is a professional improviser who regularly applies his or her craft in NYC’s longest running comedy revue. Program Coordinator is Paul Zuckerman, PhD, Executive Producer of CCL, who has over 25 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies as a trainer, consultant and focus group moderator.

Instructors

Paul Zuckerman, PhD combines his unique experiences as actor and director of Chicago City Limits with his extensive experience as a focus group moderator, business consultant and facilitator of team building and ideation sessions.

Linda Gelman is a founding member of Chicago City Limits. As Training Director for the company, she has extensive experience developing curricula for companies and organizations, and also teaches improv at SUNY Purchase.

Joe De Gise II is an award winning main stage performer with Chicago City Limits. He has taught improv for over 20 years, has hosted and performed at numerous corporate events, and led training sessions for hundreds of companies.

Malachi Nimmons has performed stand up comedy across the country, and regularly facilitates business training meetings and team building events. He is a main stage performer with CCL and teaches improv for the company.

Improv for Business News

Clients
Unilever, GE, American Express, MasterCard, Heineken, Credit Suisse, Pepsi, Ernst & Young, P&G, E&J Gallo Winery, Merck, MediaVest, Undertone, New York Community Bank, MarquisJet

Testimonials

  • "Aside from having a tremendous amount of fun, the improv workshop was perfect for team building!"
  • "Every single one of the participants came up to me afterwards to say how much they enjoyed it. The way you weaved performance, humor and getting to know each other better was the key, and made it so helpful and enjoyable."
  • "Utterly fantastic! The team hasn't stopped talking about improv all week."
  • "Those exercises and improvisational games and discussions are great for business creativity, idea generation, presentation skills and, as one of my classmates said, "I feel like I'm going to be better with clients now, because I'm more confident in my ability to think on my feet."
  • "I'm a confident presenter generally, but with complex ideas to explain, sometimes I tend to speed through explanations. Last week, with I4B fresh on my mind, I caught myself speeding up during an important presentation. So I imagined myself in front of the classroom, paused for a breath, and then proceeded calmly and confidently — and now the agency I was presenting to is a step closer to working with me."

 

at Drafthouse Comedy Theater
1100 13th Street NW
Washington, United States

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Improv4Business – Weekend workshop for professionals with world famous NY improv troupe Chicago City Limits

May 21st, 2016

Improv4Business – Weekend workshop for professionals with world famous NY improv troupe Chicago City Limits
Event on 2016-09-23 17:00:00
Team Building, Creativity, Presentation Skills & More! One weekend – 2 hrs Friday, 3 hrs Saturday, 3 hrs Sunday.
Class Contact Information
Greg Godbout
571 228-5936
greg@arlingtondrafthouse.com

Improv actors create entire shows on-the-spot. There are no scripts or preconceived scenarios, so improvisors must think quickly and decisively while working at the top of their intelligence. They hone their craft with techniques and exercises designed to enhance creativity, story telling, listening skills and building upon ideas.

Chicago City Limits' Improv4Business uses these tried and true improv tools of the trade to help people and companies unlock their creative potential, enhance presentation skills, and work more effectively as a team.

Improv4Business customizes its workshops to address each organization's specific needs. They are highly interactive. And lots of fun! No previous theater or improv experience is required.

Chicago City Limits is NYC's longest running improv comedy show! The group relocated to New York from the Windy City in 1980. Through the years, CCL has delighted audiences and critics alike with its Off Broadway show, and trained thousands of improvisers and actors. Its National Touring Company has performed at universities and regional theaters throughout the world. The group offers dynamic training programs for businesses and organizations.

Class Location:
Drafthouse Comedy Theater in DC
1100 13th Street, NW, Washington, DC

Class Size: 
Max 10 Students

Class Schedule:
Friday 5pm to 7pm – Instruction (light finger food and drinks will be provided during the workshop)
Saturday 10am to 1pm – Instruction (social gathering from 1pm to 1:45pm – lunch and drinks served)
Sunday 10am to 1pm – Instruction (social gathering from 1pm to 1:45pm – lunch and drinks served)

Are there any prerequisite skills or experience required?
No previous improv experience is required. While improv theater techniques are used for training, participants do not need to have any prior theatrical experience or aptitude to participate. In fact, it’s an ideal experience for those who are hesitant or uncomfortable presenting to others.

What specific skills are taught?
The class introduces techniques used by professional improvisers to hone their craft. Listening, working intuitively, resisting the urge to “edit” oneself and others, building upon team members’ ideas (”Yes and…”) and out of the box thinking skills are at the core of the training. Customized curricula can place emphasis upon specific goals, such as team building, group dynamics, creativity, presentation skills and more.

Who should take the class?
The class is ideal for anyone in business who interacts with people. Whether it’s presenting to a group, working with a team, cold calling, sales visits, or ideation sessions, the class can enhance the skills of the individual and the productivity of the group. Classes are particularly popular with people in marketing, sales, law, advertising and finance.

Am I going to be put on the spot?
We understand. Nobody likes to be put on the spot. Classes are taught in a very positive and supportive atmosphere. We will help you expand your skill sets, but you will never be asked to do anything you are uncomfortable doing.

Who teaches the class?
Classes are taught by CCL’s highly experienced team of facilitators. Each instructor is a professional improviser who regularly applies his or her craft in NYC’s longest running comedy revue. Program Coordinator is Paul Zuckerman, PhD, Executive Producer of CCL, who has over 25 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies as a trainer, consultant and focus group moderator.

Instructors

Paul Zuckerman, PhD combines his unique experiences as actor and director of Chicago City Limits with his extensive experience as a focus group moderator, business consultant and facilitator of team building and ideation sessions.

Linda Gelman is a founding member of Chicago City Limits. As Training Director for the company, she has extensive experience developing curricula for companies and organizations, and also teaches improv at SUNY Purchase.

Joe De Gise II is an award winning main stage performer with Chicago City Limits. He has taught improv for over 20 years, has hosted and performed at numerous corporate events, and led training sessions for hundreds of companies.

Malachi Nimmons has performed stand up comedy across the country, and regularly facilitates business training meetings and team building events. He is a main stage performer with CCL and teaches improv for the company.

Improv for Business News

Clients
Unilever, GE, American Express, MasterCard, Heineken, Credit Suisse, Pepsi, Ernst & Young, P&G, E&J Gallo Winery, Merck, MediaVest, Undertone, New York Community Bank, MarquisJet

Testimonials

  • "Aside from having a tremendous amount of fun, the improv workshop was perfect for team building!"
  • "Every single one of the participants came up to me afterwards to say how much they enjoyed it. The way you weaved performance, humor and getting to know each other better was the key, and made it so helpful and enjoyable."
  • "Utterly fantastic! The team hasn't stopped talking about improv all week."
  • "Those exercises and improvisational games and discussions are great for business creativity, idea generation, presentation skills and, as one of my classmates said, "I feel like I'm going to be better with clients now, because I'm more confident in my ability to think on my feet."
  • "I'm a confident presenter generally, but with complex ideas to explain, sometimes I tend to speed through explanations. Last week, with I4B fresh on my mind, I caught myself speeding up during an important presentation. So I imagined myself in front of the classroom, paused for a breath, and then proceeded calmly and confidently — and now the agency I was presenting to is a step closer to working with me."

 

at Drafthouse Comedy Theater
1100 13th Street NW
Washington, United States

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Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals

March 7th, 2015

Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals
Event on 2015-05-25 13:20:00
MLB Baseball

at Wrigley Field
1060 West Addison Street
Chicago, United States

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Quartino Ristorante & Wine Bar – Chicago

February 22nd, 2015

a metropolitan italian wine club in town of Chicago.
Movie Rating: 5 / 5

Just Drinks

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Luke James / BJ The Chicago Kid w/ George Tandy Jr.

January 26th, 2015

Luke James / BJ The Chicago Kid w/ George Tandy Jr.
Event on 2015-03-02 20:00:00
Seats carry on purchase January 16 at 10 am.

Tickets are .

Online and phone sales near at 6:00 pm day’s show.

Doors available at 7:00 pm.

whenever a new musician hits the scene, adjectives like fresh and honest usually get tossed around whenever, in many instances, it’s more hype than truth. But that’s not at all the way it is regarding Luke James.
 
And simply who is Luke James?
 
He’s a singer/songwriter whom undoubtedly embodies the honesty and fresh, organic soulfulness that’s held it’s place in reasonably quick method of getting belated in modern music. Since sounds like a fairly tall purchase for a newcomer to meet. But the brand new Orleans native is very much indeed as much as the duty. Actually, you’ve no doubt heard his work: he co-wrote Chris Brown’s “Crawl” and has now penned tracks for Justin Bieber (“That Should Be Me”) and Britney Spears (“Kill The Lights”), among others. And his growing group of followers includes none other than Beyoncé, whom selected James to arise in the girl “Run the World” video.
 
James’ real-deal method of music and—more important—the art of singing are the primary attractions on their upcoming pre album and album of the same name: “Made to Love.” Both mark the singer/songwriter’s debut on Mercury/Island Def Jam via modern Rock celebrity Records (NARS), the label helmed by award-winning producer Danja (Mariah Carey, Justin Timberlake, Keri Hilson) and long-time collaborator / blending engineer Marcella “Ms Lago” Araica (Madonna, Pink, Timbaland).
 
“This isn’t a fad for me,” declares James. “I’m willing to get anywhere with this particular because music is every thing in my experience. This really is my world and how I notice it. My music speaks for me in a way that’s relatable and honest.”
 
“Honest is the best word to describe Luke,” adds Danja, who began working together with James almost four years back. “Every message in his tracks is honest. And Luke’s vocals is another apparent factor. Placing all of that together, he possesses a universal connection that touches everyone. He’s an undeniable force.”
 
That connection strikes home on James’ lead solitary, “i’d like You.” Packed with interesting breaks and tempo shifts, the sparse yet bright track pulsates with an infectious, hip-hop-influenced beat. That foundation provides the perfect complement to James’ pure, arresting falsetto as he sings: “I happened to be just a broken record of one-night appears /Til you arrived along with your gorgeous track …”
 
“It’s all about the voice,” states Danja. “And that’s what he’s captured on every record. Manufacturing does not matter. Regardless Of How sparse or grand I allow it to be, he takes control and causes it to be about him.”
 
B.J. The Chicago Kid the most explosive, yet mature, soulful artists/writers of our young generation. After the love of their life, BJ married to music at a young age and contains because been living his dream. BJ’s talents have actually assisted performers such as for example Mary Mary, Musiq Soulchild, Stevie Wonder, Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Kanye West, Usher, Mario, Mary J. Blige, and Jamie Foxx via writing and doing.
 
George Tandy, Jr's debut radio launch "March" is currently ranked no. 3 on Billboard Adult R&B Chart. "March" is taking the airwaves nationwide by storm and it is at this time a high 10 track at significantly more than fifty radio stations, presently in rotation in major areas such as for instance ny, la, Chicago, bay area, Dallas, Houston, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Miami, Detroit, SiriusXM – core, including, The Steve Harvey Morning Show and also the Tom Joyner Morning Show. The current premiere of this official video clip for "March" has the record industry and airwaves buzzing with intrigue. And, that is just the beginning…

at The Loft
1374 Western Peachtree St
Atlanta, United States

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Chicago Bulls vs. Washington Wizards

November 20th, 2014

Chicago Bulls vs. Washington Wizards
Event on 2015-01-14 19:00:00
NBA Basketball

at United Center
Unknown
Chicago, United States

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President Barack Obama Victory Speech 2012: Election Remarks From Chicago Illinois

October 14th, 2014

President Barack Obama Victory Speech 2012: Election Remarks From Chicago Illinois

President Obama wins 2012 election, many thanks supporters and speaks of moving the united states ahead.
Movie Rating: 4 / 5

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David E. Talbert’s Actors Workshop & Talent Research – Chicago

September 27th, 2014

David E. Talbert’s Actors Workshop & Talent Search – Chicago
Occasion on 2014-11-01 09:00:00

Ever give consideration to a profession in movie theater, movie, or TV?  Ever watched a play or a movie and said, "i really could accomplish that!" Here's your chance!

For over twenty years, acclaimed playwright and film director David E. Talbert (Baggage Claim, very first Sunday, The Fabric of a guy, exactly what My Husband Doesn't understand) has worked with Oscar, Grammy and Emmy award-winning talent such as for example Jamie Foxx, Paula Patton, Ice Cube, Tracy Morgan, Jill Scott, Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Tia Mowry, Derek Luke, Kirk Franklin, Michelle Williams, Trey Songz, and Katt Williams.  And now he really wants to assist YOU!

Bringing 2 full decades of skill and experience on art of acting, pioneering movie theater producer and respected Hollywood film manager David E. Talbert starts the door to a once-in-a-lifetime possibility to discover, grow, and stay found.  Participants will receive detail by detail instruction on how best to contour their performance and gain valuable understanding of exactly what directors really would like.  Perfect for the professional plus the beginner, David E. Talbert's Actors Workshop is your own guide as to the every star must obtain foot inside door. 

 

individuals will discover: 

Acting for stage and display screen 

way of auditions and cold reads 

Tips for breaking into the industry  

 

As an additional benefit, EVERYONE who attends the workshop will get a one-on-one audtion with

David E. Talbert the following day the possiblity to be cast in their next production.  


“Being capable share knowledge is a fantastic thing. 

Being able to provide a way to place that knowledge to use

makes it that far better."

 David E. Talbert
 

Please see www.davidetalbert.com to learn more. 

THE FOLLOWING GREAT TALENT MIGHT BE YOU!

#NextGreatTalent

SEATING IS LIMITED.  CLAIM YOUR SPOT TODAY.

 


FURTHER CITIES

Washington, DC

Philadelphia, PA

Los Angeles, CA

Dallas, TX


FAQ'S

Will the workshop be around in other towns?   as of this moment, the workshop is only available in DC, Philadelphia, Chicago and Los Angeles. Should this modification; additional times are posted straight away on davidetalbert.com and here on Eventbrite. 

Can we purchase tickets at the door?   No. Because of the limited sitting, all seats needs to be purchased online ahead of time.

What is the appropriate age?   This workshop is for participants18 and over.

Can beginners register?   Yes. This workshop will benefit everyone else from novice to those people who are more experienced.

just what could be the enrollment deadline?   Registration will stay on-line before occasion is sold out.

Are there team rates?   No. Group prices aren’t available.

exactly what will be the parking guidelines?   Please contact the hotel/theater in your corresponding city for parking instructions and rates.

Is there a dress code for the workshop/private audition?   The workshop, please wear one thing comfortable. Layered clothes is preferred to help you conform to the heat associated with space. The private audition, please wear clothing which will allow you to be appearance such as the character you are portraying.

Will there be a break through the workshop?   Yes. You will see two 15 moment breaks.

Is there a check in? What’s required?   Yes. Register begins 90 minutes before every workshop. Please bring your Eventbrite ticket, printed or via mobile. If for reasons uknown you misplace your ticket or do not have it available on a mobile unit, be sure to be ready presenting an image ID.

What materials can I bring toward workshop?   Please bring a pencil/pen and a pad. Additionally, we recommend that you bring a headshot and resume, though it’s not required.

Should I prepare my own scene or monologue for the workshop?   All registrants will get an email containing scenes and monologues. We highly claim that you study both, because they are going to be utilized in the workshop.

Are we permitted to bring food?   Consuming through the workshop is not permitted, however may bring food for eating during breaks. For the convenience, a water place is supposed to be create into the room.

Am We permitted to record the workshop?   No. There are not any video clip or audio recordings allowed. All cellphones must be turned off upon entering the space. Anybody caught recording the workshop are asked to go out of without any reimbursement.

What takes place if after I sign up, i will be struggling to make it towards the workshop?   You’ll transfer your ticket to a buddy. Simply e-mail us at NextGreatTalent@davidetalbert.com together with your demand and you will be contacted. The transfer request must certanly be gotten 5 times ahead of the workshop or the admission may be forfeited.

Will specific times get for the personal audition on Sunday?   Yes. Everybody else whom registers will get a contact 5 times just before your planned workshop. Individuals who register from then on will receive their audition time your day of this workshop. Planned audition times may not be changed.

Can I only come for the audition?   The private audition is an advantage for only those who have registered the workshop.

Will there be a check-in the private audition?   Yes. Please arrive thirty minutes ahead of your audition time slot.

How very long will the auditions last?   when you’ve joined the area, auditions will last 3-5 minutes.

exactly what must I prepare for the private audition?   Actors, please prepare a 3 minute monologue. Either the main one provided from the workshop or one of your own.

Comedic actors can either perform a 3 moment monologue or 3 minutes of stand up.

Singers, please prepare a 2 moment monologue along with a verse and chorus of song of your option to be performed acapella. Verify the track highlights your range and it is age appropriate. Please avoid excessive riffs and runs, even as we want to hear your normal vocals.

David E. Talbert will provide instant feedback after every audition. Once you’ve completed your audition you’re free to leave.

I am a singer who also plays practicing the guitar; could I bring my tool to accompany myself?   No. All tracks should be performed acapella.

What happens basically miss my audition time?   All missed auditions times will be forfeited.

exactly how can I know basically have always been cast?   if you should be selected, a casting director will contact you.

just what must I bring toward personal audition?   All registrants are encouraged to bring a headshot. Should you not have a professional headshot, please do not be frustrated. You’ll bring any photo of your self provided that it represents your present and natural look. (No excessive make-up, the hairstyle in image must match your overall hairstyle.)

What takes place basically don’t get cast?   Very good news! We keep documents of each and every audition within our database for future casting possibilities.

 

CONTACT

If you’ve got extra concerns, please email us at NextGreatTalent@davidetalbert.com. We look forward to seeing you at the workshop!

at Chicago Marriott Downtown
540 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, United States

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Artist Series: Camerata Chicago with Cellist Joshua Roman

September 18th, 2014

Artist Series: Camerata Chicago with Cellist Joshua Roman
Occasion on 2014-10-11 00:00:00
Edman Chapel Auditorium
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 7:30 – 10pm

The Wheaton university Artist Series gift suggestions cellist Joshua Roman and chamber orchestra Camerata Chicago in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 11.

created in 2003, Camerata Chicago is now securely founded as one of the best chamber orchestras on world phase. The orchestra will perform beneath the way of Drostan Hall.

Nationally renowned cellist Joshua Roman returns to Wheaton after doing into the 2012 Artist Series program. As well as earning a reputation as a talented musician he is additionally recognized as an accomplished composer, curator, and programmer, especially for his are creative manager of Seattle Town Hall's Town Music show. For his ongoing creative initiatives on behalf of traditional music, Roman had been called a 2011 TED Fellow.

The concert happens in Edman Memorial Chapel, located on the northeast part of Washington and Franklin roads in Wheaton. Solution pricing is for basic audience and for students and seniors over 60. To learn more, or to purchase tickets, phone the Ticket and Information workplace at 630.752.5010. On line sales could be put from July 14 to October 9 at www.ArtistSeries.org.

Organization: ARTIST SERIES
Event Name: Artist Series:Camerata With Roman
Event State: Verified

at Wheaton university
501 University Ave
Wheaton, United States

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Local Natives – Mt. Washington @ The Vic Theatre in Chicago

May 31st, 2014

Video Rating: 5 / 5

Astha Tamang Rock Dc virginia for Nepal Muskuraye (Live @ The State Theatre, Virginia, Washington)

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