Storybox for Kids

Storybox For Kids


Join Chicago Improv Productions as they present Storybox for Young Audiences, an imaginative and inventive, fully improvised 45 minute long theatre production that is enthralling and enrapturing to children and teens alike.

Inspired by a combination of Second City co-founder Paul Sills Story Theater and Japan’s Noh Theatre, the company creates a single story from multiple ensemble narrative and storytelling techniques. The performers develop their original story from two audience suggestions and then incorporate text, physical movement, props, and sound effects into the work. The production shows students the eternal value of storytelling, communal mythology, and shared creativity.

Touring since October 2004, Storybox for Young Audiences has performed over 125 shows to over 15,000 children and teens in the Chicago area. In 2013, Storybox for Young Audiences will continue their 9th consecutive year touring for Urban Gateways, Chicago’s premiere presenting arts organization. Storybox for Young Audiences has also toured for the Chicago Park District, to several Chicago Public Libraries, and they’ve also done shows for After School Matters and suburbian libraries.

Storybox for Young Audiences is performed by four diverse professional actors, from a larger core company who’s members all have wide and varied Chicago theatre credits. The show is created and directed by Jonathan Pitts.

CIP Productions has posted a video of a Storybox For Kids outreach performance from December 14, 2009. The show took place at a north suburban grammar school and there were over 200 kids in the audience.

To watch the video, please click: Storybox For Kids Video

To book a Storybox for Young Audiences performance at your event, please call the Chicago Improv Productions office at (773)875-6616 or email:

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