New Documentary Premieres on CPTV; Better Communication Through Improvisation

Jun 15, 2015

The late John Meneely Jr., a Yale Medical School graduate, struggled to rebuild his life after returning home from World War II. His daughters have created an oratorio to commemorate their father, and the making of that oratorio is the subject of a new documentary called Letter from Italy 1944: A New American Oratorio, narrated by Meryl Streep. It airs this Thursday, June 18th, at 8pm on CPTV. We talk with the film’s director, Karyl Evans.

A little latter we talk with Tom Yorton of The Second City theater company about how they’ve been using comedy and improvisation training to help corporations become more innovative and creative.

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  • Karyl Evans – filmmaker and director, Karyl Evans Productions
  • Tom Yorton – coauthor, Yes, And: How Improvisation Reverses "No, But" Thinking and Improves Creativity and Collaboration


  • “Gne Gne,” Montefiori Cocktail
  • “Transitions,” El Ten Eleven

Jonathan McNicol contributed to this show.