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Je77's Improv Bio

Jochen "Je77" Rick has been a member of Let's Try This! since 1993. During his tenure, he has been a prolific innovator, leading the troupe in new directions. He directed two plays, Eggshell #1 and Fowl Play, created using improv techniques. Recently, he developed scenic archetypes, a plot-driven long-form improv technique. He also was one of the driving forces behind 3 Walls, No Blinds, a non-illusory participative theatre, inspired by Chicago's Neo-Futurists. For his improv work, Je77 draws heavily on theatre theory, particularly Grotowski's and Brecht's. As a mentor, Robert Lowe has remained a continuous source of inspiration, teaching him to challenge himself and further the art of improvisation.