CIP Showcasing At Arts Midwest

Chicago Improv Productions is excited to be returning to the 2017 Arts Midwest Conference in Columbus, Ohio! We hope to see you there – Feel free to stop by booth 230A and say hello!

We will be located at Booth 230A in the Hyatt Regency Columbus.
We will be performing with the CIP Touring Company on Tues. Aug 29, 2017 in the Union A Second Floor room from 11:45pm – 12am. Hope to see you there!

If you have any questions or would like more information on Chicago Improv Productions, please contact our executive director, Jonathan Pitts at

Chicago Improv Productions has been heavily involved with the improvisation community in Chicago for the past 20 years. Throughout this time we have developed numerous programs that can be tailored towards your individual needs. With the versatility of our performers and art we are able to translate this towards you in both cost-savings, and highly personalized performances. We have both family-friendly as well as mature audience shows. CIP Touring Company can provide entertainment with high-levels of audience involvement, as well as workshops that will help polish your skills and help you grow in confidence. Our rates are negotiable, so please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your event extra memorable!



CIP Touring Company – Created and directed by Jonathan Pitts, this show features veteran improvisors creating a full show on the spot, using only audience suggestions. The first half of the show is composed of short-form games a la “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, followed by our signature form, which blends both short form and long form improvisational elements. This show can be performed for all-ages, or tailored to a mature audience.

Watch a performance of The CIP TourCo here:



The Make ‘Em Ups – The Make ‘Em Ups is a hilarious, engaging and educational show for kids teaching the basics of improv with an opportunity to join the fun. Over the course an hour, the audience is taught the core tenants of improvisation, and are later encouraged to play themselves with our professional cast. This is a family-friendly show that is perfect or schools, community theaters, libraries and more!

Check out The Make Em Up’s here:


Improv Workshops – CIP’s teaching artists are professional improvisors from diverse training centers and stages. Our improv workshops are a phenomenal way of sharing that experience with audiences of all ages. Participants have a chance to polish up their communication skills, grow in their confidence, and collaborate with other players. We have hosted workshops for the Chicago Park District, several community high schools and theaters, Big Brother Big Sisters, and Urban Gateways. Take advantage of this opportunity to laugh and learn along with CIP!


Please contact Jonathan Pitts ( for any inquiries!

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