First Tuesdays Free!
818 Coworking is open to everyone on the first Tuesday of every month. Stop by anytime between 8 - 5PM for a FREE day of coworking.
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Free snacks + coffee!
You are welcome to bring your lunch and join us a for a workshop at 12PM:
Improv + Interpersonal Communication
This Lunch + Learn session will be an interactive workshop on how improvisation skills can positively affect interpersonal communication. Lori McClain will give a brief, high-level overview of the basic fundamentals of improv, and then lead the participants (broken into smaller groups) in conversations that will illustrate these skills. Participation and feedback is requested, but no one will be forced to perform. This will be a low-stakes and safe space to try out some of the active listening skills that are the foundation of theatrical and comedic improvisation, and are fundamental to creating good ensembles and effective teams.
Presenter: Lori McClain
Lori is an alumnus of the National Touring Company of The Second City. With Second City’s Theatricals division, she toured with their productions of, “Sex and the Second City” and “The Realish Housewives.” She is a founding member of The WNEP Theater Foundation, with whom she wrote and performed in many productions; most notably, a musical entitled “The Wicked and the Sexed”. Lori can also be heard as the vocalist for the Chicago jazz group, the “Lori McClain Trio.” She is an artist-in-residence at the University of Chicago Lab School summer drama program since 2005, and currently teaches and coaches numerous improv groups in and around Chicago, as well as traveling globally to facilitate improv and communication workshops through The Second City Works.