‘We make up the rules as we go along…’ The Praxis of Improvisation

Gray Center Lab at Midway Studios, 929 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL 60637

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A two-day workshop investigating the role improvisation plays in various creative endeavors: theatre, cooking, design, music, writing and theory. Conceived and organized by Fabian Goppelsroeder, Feodor-Lynen Fellow at the Department of Germanic Languages. Presenters include the University of Chicago’s Mwata Bowden, Leslie Buxbaum Danzig, David Levin, Jennifer Scappettone, and Noah Zeldin, as well as Dana Gooley (Brown University), Dieter Mersch (Zurich University of the Arts), Berlin-based designer Werner Aisslinger, and the ensemble dance-theater Lucky Plush (Chicago).

Free; registration required. Inquiries contact Mike Schuh at

Presented by the Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry at the University of Chicago, Department of Germanic Studies at the University of Chicago, The Committee on Theater and Performance Studies at the University of Chicago, Zurich University of the Arts, and the Goethe Institute Chicago.