Anyone who’s seen Second City actors improvise lively, engaging theater appreciates with wonder the mental dexterity involved in the feat. That remarkable ability to think on the spot is something most of us aspire to in every social and professional setting. A new workshop series at the North Suburban YMCA will help participants develop those skills, using improv exercises to build confidence and spontaneity.
The Y’s new Adult Life and Learning Department will host six sessions of improv classes for adults in partnership with Mastermind Connections, a Deerfield-based professional networking organization that is running the program. The workshops will be led by Amanda Rountree, an established actress, director, and improv coach who teaches at Lifeline Theatre and the Second City Training Center. According to Mastermind CEO Chad Coe, “These improv workshops bring people together for an experience that can be really fun and empowering. It’s not about theatre; it’s a positive way of approaching life.”
Mastermind Connection Classes will be offered six times in the winter and spring, beginning January 24, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. Participants may sign up for one or more sessions, with reduced rates for multiple classes. Enrollment will be limited to 15 per session. All classes will be held at the YMCA, 2705 Techny Road in Northbrook. For fee and registration information, contact Chad Coe at email@example.com or 847 444 9444.
About the North Suburban YMCA
The YMCA is a not-for-profit entity and relies on donations to fund capital improvements and keep its programs available to all, including those facing financial hardship. All board members are community volunteers, who donate their time, talents and financial resources. Located at 2705 Techny Road in Northbrook, the YMCA has served area families in its twelve-city region for over 40 years. The Y is about youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, providing programs and services that meet the needs of our community and are accessible to all. For more information or to make a donation call Tara Bilby at 847-272-7250, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.nsymca.org.