Chicago Stories

Inventing Improv: A Chicago Stories Special Trailer

Preview: 10/22/2021 | 58s | Video has closed captioning.

Many people don’t know that improvised theater was born in Chicago at Jane Addams’ Hull House during the Great Depression by social-worker-turned-theater guru Viola Spolin, known as The Mother of Improv. This immersive documentary, produced by WTTW, tells the story of how a trailblazing woman sparked the improvisational theater movement and made Chicago the home of improv.

Aired: 10/22/21

Rating: NR

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Chicago Stories is a local public television program presented by WTTW.