Improv acting teaches children to react quickly to life's unexpected prop opportunities and stand-up business meetings. Prepare your child for a lifetime of spontaneous interjections with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a two-hour children’s introductory improv workshop (a $50 value) at Piven Theatre Workshop in Evanston. During the fun-filled workshop, students play a series of acting games drawing on Piven's decades-old training techniques designed to fuel self-expression and encourage group cooperation. The non-profit theater company, whose distinguished alumni include Jeremy Piven and High Fidelity siblings John and Joan Cusack, trains more than 1,000 students every year in the art of stagecraft and concession-stand pillaging. Check out the schedule here.
Five Yelpers give Piven Theatre Workshop five stars:
- On the last day of class, we put on a show with all of our acts. I enjoy taking improv classes at Piven Theater. – Tim F.
- Piven by far had the best staff, the best teaching methods, and helped me develop the most out of every bit of acting training (for theater) that I've been through (with some great classes you couldn't find anywhere else). – Chris W.