Rachel has been performing and teaching improv for over a decade. In Chicago, she trained at The Second City Conservatory and iO Chicago, where she also performed with the Harold team Chopper at iO. After moving to Boston, she performed and directed at ImprovBoston's Harold Night and served as Harold Program Director and Improv Program Director from 2010-2012. Currently, Rachel is Artistic Director of Fine Line Comedy, and directs and performs with one of Boston's longest-running improv teams, Maxitor, and the Fine Line company cast Summer Boyfriend, as well as numerous independent teams and projects.
Rachel has taught improv and comedy writing workshops to all ages throughout Boston and beyond. Her writing has been published in McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Reductress, and other outlets, and she chronicles her thoughts about improv in her blog, The House That Del Built.
Workshop | THE AUTHENTIC "YES:" BUILDING CONSENSUS THROUGH IMPROVISATION
One of the fundamental tools of improvisation, as many people know, is "Yes, and." But as women, we can also sometimes feel the pressure to acquiesce our position too quickly, to say "yes" without being able to voice our position or concerns. In this workshop, we'll explore how you can say "yes" while standing your ground, and how sometimes an initial "no" can actually lead to the productive dialogue necessary to reach a more authentic yes.
Michela Aramini is the founder of The Lovely It Girl, a personal brand consulting boutique in New York dedicated to inspiring and empowering you to become the bold, beautiful, brilliant It Girl you were born to be, and style a personal and professional life you love. As a Personal Brand Consultant and It Girl Mentor, Michela works with women professionals and entrepreneurs helping them to create bespoke personal brands that clarify and communicate their "It" and connect them to their Clique of personal brand cheerleaders.
Workshop | THE LOVELY IT GIRL PERSONAL BRANDING BOOTCAMP
Whether you want to land your dream job or launch your dream business, you’re ready to become the bold, beautiful, brilliant It Girl you were born to be and leave your mark on the world… But you have no idea where to start!
Your personal brand the your key to becoming the It Girl you were born to be and styling a personal and professional life you truly love, from the inside out.
Instructed by Michela Aramini, Personal Brand Consultant and Founder of The Lovely It Girl, this Personal Brand Bootcamp will uncover the five simple steps to create your It Girl personal brand: (1) Clarity, (2) Communication, (3) Connection, (4) Collaboration, and (5) Consistency.
Lisa Jakub is a writer, a retired actor, a yogi, a wife and a dog-mom. Her memoir, You Look Like That Girl, will be published in June 2015. The book chronicles her 18 year career in the film industry (where she appeared in movies such as Mrs. Doubtfire and Independence Day) and her decision to leave Hollywood in search of a little peace.
Workshop | WRITING THE SCRIPT FOR YOUR OWN LIFE
I began working as an actor at age four. At twenty-two, I was "successful" in Hollywood, living what many people consider to be a dream life - but I slowly realized that it was not my dream. I could either continue to live a life based on momentum and fear of doing something new, or I could leave LA and try to find a more authentic life for myself. I moved to Virginia and found that everyone can write the script for their own lives, regardless of what other people think.
Liz O'Donnell is the author of Mogul, Mom & Maid: The Balancing Act of the Modern Woman. She is also the founder of Hello Ladies, an award winning website for smart, busy women named one of the top 100 websites for women by Forbes and a Best of the Net by Working Mother and of Working Daughter, a new site for women caregivers. A long-time PR practitioner, Liz is a Senior Vice President and General Manager at Double Forte, an independent public relations and marketing services firm, where she runs the East Coast operations and leads the digital/social media practice. Outside of work, Liz is a member of her town's Finance and Warrant Committee, and co-founder of a non-partisan organization committed to encouraging and supporting women's involvement in local politics. She is also the co-founder of SheStarts, a networking group for women founders and investors in Boston.
Workshop | THE HABITS OF HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL WOMEN
Applying the lessons shared in her book Mogul, Mom & Maid: The Balancing Act of the Modern Woman, Liz will take participants through the eight habits of highly successful women. And success, Liz will explain to the participants, is a self-defined goal, unique to each woman.
I am a data manager for a public school system in Rhode Island. I grew up dancing and skating. A year ago, I rekindled my love for the arts and dance through Chifferobe.
Workshop | THE ROLE DANCE HAS ON MOTIVATION + CONFIDENCE
This workshop will seek to show the role that participation in the arts, particularly dance, has on every day confidence and motivation. The workshop will begin with a talk drawing on the experiences of the presenter, and then move into a demonstration/participation section. It will finish with a Q & A session and closing remarks.
Rebekah Epstein is the founder of fifteen media, an agency that works exclusively with PR firms to streamline media relations in a digital era. She specializes in representing technology, health care, business and lifestyle companies.
Workshop | DIY PR FOR SMALL BUSINESSES + SIDE HUSTLES
In the age of social media, it can be hard to figure out where traditional media fits into the mix. It is definitely still needed to get the word out there, but it can be pricey and time consuming to do PR. This workshop will focus on the ways that business owners can do their own PR.