WORKSHOP: John Barinholtz & Rob Belushi (Limit 20) (Stage 773 - The Pro)

STAGE 773 (The Cab) $50

1225 W Belmont AVE Chicago, IL 60657

Our first experiences in improvisation are in a group setting—in classes, on teams, at a jam. We learn about support and give and take and saying yes to ideas that may be a departure from our expectation. It can be liberating, but it can also be a lot to juggle. Sometimes a smaller group or a duo is a great way to develop faster. We must take leadership in all aspects on stage, while at the same time more urgently depend on our partner. It is a big risk, but often the most fun possible—and the best thing to share with someone else. In this workshop, Rob Belushi and Jon Barinholtz will discuss how they approach their two-person show, and each other, in the simplest and most accessible form. We will discuss variety, energy and trust, how to get the audience on your side, and what to do with them while they’re there. Duos are encouraged to enroll, but also open to singles that can be paired up for the day, or slightly larger groups. We will run through a simple opening, how to best use it, and what to look to do structurally within your given time frame. When it’s just two people there is no where to hide, and that can bring out our best work.