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Chicago City Limits

Chicago City Limits

Performing Arts
Hell's Kitchen, New York, New York
(10 Reviews)

The school was founded by, and is still run by, improvisers who trained with Del Close at The Second City workshops in the late 1970's. Del's workshops instilled a few simple but crucial ideas in our company, ideas that still shape how we improvise:

  • The best improvisation is emotionally truthful
  • The best improvisers connect emotionally to the situations and characters they embody on stage
  • The best improvisational training gives students the skills to create rich scenes and to play those scenes in an emotionally grounded way
The school aims to give students complete training in the school's style of emotionally truthful, narratively complex, theatrically presented improvisation. Our Improv Core and Music Improv Core Curricula are designed to build the improvisational and musical skills necessary to create dynamic, grounded scenes of the type on display in the school show.

Reviews of Chicago City Limits

(10 Reviews)
Improv One Plus Online

Walter L.

Attended: Improv One Plus Online

Very fun class. Joe teaches in a step by step way so anyone from any skill level can learn to participate in a improvised scene. He is considerate of the needs of every student in the class.

Master Class for All Levels

Monica V.

Attended: Master Class for All Levels

Joe DiGise is a great teacher who can work with a diverse range of students. The mix of improv games and exercises was interesting, challenging, and lots of fun!

One Day Improv

Diana G.

Attended: One Day Improv

The instructor explained everything very well. We explored various games and exercises. I spent two hours learning and laughing. Two thumbs up!

One Day Improv


Attended: One Day Improv

The instructor was wonderful, very enthusiastic and clear, not condescending and plenty challenging. I had a lot of fun and would recommend it.

One Day Improv

Lesley Brown

Attended: One Day Improv

This class was seriously awesome!! I had a wonderful time. The teacher was fantastic and everyone there was super nice and hilarious! I'd really recommend this class to anyone who's interested in learning improv, or who's just looking to have a fun sunday afternoon!

One Day Improv

Pamela Dayton

Attended: One Day Improv

I really liked the teacher and the course. It was an open and friendly atmosphere and the teacher was exactly what I wanted-a true pro who not only teaches but was a founding member of this Improv group. I am a prof actor, but the other students were from the teaching world, writers, ballroom dancers-from all walks of life-and it made for a great mix of people to do excercises and develop characters. I would love to take the Improv for Actors class, but the time is not good for me as I work. Hope to take another Sat class soon.

Improv4Business Online


Attended: Improv4Business Online

Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

One Day Improv

Sofia Z.

Attended: One Day Improv

Sofia Z. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

One Day Improv

Caroline Triot

Attended: One Day Improv

Caroline Triot gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Improv 4: Business Professionals

Kimberly Hugonnet

Attended: Improv 4: Business Professionals

Kimberly Hugonnet gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

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318 W 53rd St, New York, New York 10019
Chicago City Limits
Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan
318 W 53rd St
Btwn 8th & 9th Avenues
New York, New York 10019

Upcoming Classes at Chicago City Limits

Improv Online for Teens
Improv Online for Teens
Next start date:

Wednesday Jun 3rd, 1pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time

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