The Second City - Chicago Breaks Summer Camp Record Print
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Written by Andrew Thorp   
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 13:09

The Second City Training Center opens more Teen/Youth Summer Camps and Adult Summer Immersions for National and International students this year than ever before.

  • 2011 - 400+ Adult students and 40+ Adults Immersion Classes / 590+ Teen/Youth Students

  • 2012 - 500+ Adult Students and 40+ Adult Immersions Classes / 660+ Teen/Youth Students

  • 2013 - 700+ Adult Students and 50+ Adult Immersions Classes / 700+ Teen/Youth Students


Chicago is the world capital of Improvisation and Sketch Comedy and The Second City is in the heart of it. For over fifty years The Second City has created a wealth of comedic material from a legendary group of performers and this summer is opening it's doors to more students from around the world than ever before.

With alum's like Stephen Colbert, Amy Sedaris, Chris Farley and Steve Carrell, The Second City Training Center attracts an ever-increasing student body looking to learn the art of comedy. Normal 8-week programming does not lend itself easily to the hungry student living beyond the city and suburban boundaries, however. So, each summer, Chicago's Training Center offers a variety of week-long adult immersions and 2-week teen camps in the performance arts for students at any level of experience and zip code. From entrepreneurs looking to ignite a little creativity using improv techniques to professional ‘on-tour’ actors searching to deepen their resume with an advanced immersion, The Second City builds it’s summer classes to satisfy each ambitious student.

Adult Offerings:

Improv Levels 1-4 From June 3 to August 30 2013 (10am-1pm)

Comedy Writing 1-4 From June 3 to Audtust 30 2013 (2pm-5pm)


Process with Michael Gellman - From June 17, 2013 to June 21, 2013 and August 12, 2013 to August 16, 2013 (10am-5pm) taught by Michael Gellman

500 Clown - From July 22nd-July 26th (10am-6pm) taught by Adrian Danzig

Solo Improv and Sketch with Andy Eninger - From August 12, 2013 to August 16, 2013 (10am-5pm) taught by Andy Eninger

Long Form Immersion - From July 8 to July 12 (10am-5pm) taught by Susan Messing and Rachael Mason

Music Improv Full Day Immersion - July 8-July 12, 2013 (10am-5pm) taught by Jeff Bouthiette

Music Improv Full Day Immersion - August 5-August 9, 2013 (10am-5pm) taught by Jeff Bouthiette

Clown and Physical Comedy - From August 26, 2013 to August 30, 2013 (10am-5pm) taught by Dean Evans


Teen/Youth Offerings

2-week classes in Improv and Sketch Writing - June 10th to August 30th - Ages 11-18
Andrew Thorp
The Second City Training Center
Marketing and Promotions Manager
312.664.3959
Check out our FAQ page with info on directions, parking, moving to Chicago and more: http://www.secondcity.com/training/chicago/generalinfo/faq/

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