The PIT Chapel Hill, a local improv theater, may not be officially open yet, but they're already putting on events. On Friday at 10 p.m., the organization is hosting Pitch Jam, which stands for PIT Chapel Hill Jam.
Pitch Jam is part of a series of events that the PIT Chapel Hill is hosting in anticipation of its official opening, which is planned for early 2018. The PIT Chapel Hill is the third Peoples Improv Theater opened by “Saturday Night Live” writer and UNC alum Ali Reza Farahnakian. The other two locations are in New York City.
This new comedy theater is in the building that previously hosted DSI Comedy Theater, which closed in August after 16 years due to allegations of harassment and sexual assault against founder Zach Ward.
Improv hopefuls will have to put their name in a bucket when they arrive at the event. Throughout the night, theater staff will be pulling names out, and those individuals will get a chance to perform as part of a random improv team.
“We will keep switching it up throughout the night and changing format,” said Will Neville, the artistic director at the PIT Chapel Hill. “That way, we will give people as much stage time as we can.”