The Second City Residency

Chicago’s legendary sketch and improv comedy theater, The Second City, comes to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts each year with their show, The Best of The Second City.

Along with this comedy programming, they also host two workshops (Advanced Improvisation and Improv for Students on the Autism Spectrum) in the AdventHealth School of the Arts. Twenty students participate in the workshops and are then performed during the Second City weekend performances. These workshops are generously supported by Kathie and Bill Hohns.

About the Workshops

Advanced Improvisitions
Second City improvisers work with high school and college age improv students on scenic improvisation with an emphasis on connection and relationship.

Improv for Students on the Autism Spectrum
Improvisational games used in this class teach skills such as accessing emotions and storytelling and provide great tools to work through many types of barriers to creativity and socialization. Teen and adult participants from the arts center’s community partner OCA experience this two-hour workshop with a focus on ensemble and team building to help explore different relationships and social cues. great tool to work through many types of barriers which stand in the way of creativity and socialization.