At the University of Chicago, we paint and perform the same way we test and interpret—with an intellectual passion that enhances understanding and expands horizons. Creative expression with theoretical underpinnings characterizes the arts at UChicago as they move through independent work, classrooms, student groups, presenting organizations, and the city. Whether students or faculty, artists or audiences, across all media, we're thoroughly engaged. The result? Really smart art.
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In a Hyde Park tavern in 1955, combining theater games and theories of Bertolt Brecht, a group of mostly UChicago students and alumni created a new form of comedic theater, widely known today as "improv."
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