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JOB: Fear Experiment℠ Producer 11/19/2016 - 11/19/2017

JOB: Fear Experiment℠ Producer

After six years, 350+ participants, 6700+ audience members, Fear Experiment℠ (FE) Chicago ended Fall 2016. Read why here.

But, if you live outside of Chicago — the suburbs, another state, another country — and you’d like to bring FE to you, you can!

In FE, as a way to challenge themselves and meet others, people learn an art-form (dance, storytelling, a capella, stepping, or improv) with a group of strangers, all of whom have an element of fear in regards to something about the experience, in preparation for performing in front of hundreds. The show is inspiring evening of people facing fears in the most public way possible — on stage, under the lights, in front of an oft-sold out theater! It’s an adult recital x10000.

Become an FE Producer to bring its goodness to your community!

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Idea Potluck 02/21/2017

Idea Potluck

Idea Potluck is about ideas rather than food, bringing together a diverse array of pre-selected people who each get six minutes to share whatever they’d like to share. As an audience member, you sit back, absorb, and enjoy! Relaxed, fun way to meet others, learn, and be entertained.

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Roads Less Traveled: The Many Paths of Two Inspiring Women 03/07/2017

Roads Less Traveled: The Many Paths of Two Inspiring Women

Myra, in partnership with Mac & Cheese Productions℠, presents a special evening with Debbie Hillman and Tracy Baim, two women of extraordinary vision and a knack for bringing people together.

Special welcome by comedienne Elizabeth Gomez.

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Life of Yes℠ Storytelling Showcase 03/08/2017

Life of Yes℠ Storytelling Showcase

Students from the Life of Yes℠ Storytelling Class, all first time storytellers, will each share a story crafted in our eight weeks together. If you’re as ga-ga for this hot art-form as we are, join us in the audience to listen, be entertained, meet others, and cheerlead! If you’re familiar with Fear Experiment℠, consider this Baby FE — adults pushing themselves outside of the proverbial comfort zone.

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"Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood" Workshop 03/09/2017

"Life of Yes℠: Reframe and Reclaim Adulthood" Workshop

Saya shares personal stories from her life — one of fulfillment and traveling non-traditional paths — and offers ideas on how you can create the life you want. If you’re looking to answer “What do I want to do?” or “How do I get more out of life?” this class will get those wheels turning. 

For the difference between a Life of Yes℠ meetup, workshop, and camp, head here.

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Life of Yes℠ Storytelling Class 03/13/2017 - 05/01/2017

Life of Yes℠ Storytelling Class

A non-fiction class where you are the inspiration for what you pen. Don’t worry if you think there’s nothing within you from which to be inspired. There is. Saya’s an expert at digging through the I can’ts to unearth the Hell Yeahs and the A-Has.

The meat of class material will be your stories. You’ll be led through brainstorming activities, you’ll read and critique the stories of your classmates, and you’ll write and share your own narrative. Class is intimate and workshop’y to allow for a high-level of participation and attention. We’ll also spend time on the art of performance storytelling — pacing, what to do with your hands, the power of silence, responding to audience reaction, what to do when you mess up, tricks to help you kill it on stage.

We will meet once a week on Mondays for three hours, for eight weeks. At the end of our eight weeks, we’ll have a show — open to loved ones, enemies, and the public — where everyone will share a story. Our show will be within a few weeks of our last class — we’ll pick a date that works for all.

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Productivity Class 03/19/2017

Productivity Class

Saya shares the tools she uses to help her juggle the projects, people, To Do lists, calendars, email+ in her life. She shares an overview of numerous resources (mostly tech-based) that she uses on regular basis, along with tips and insight, to give you a starting point to deciding which tools to further investigate and incorporate into your own life.

This class is not about learning the ins and outs of specific tools, but about someone else narrowing the overwhelming field of options and presenting her best-practices for you to pick and choose which you’d like to learn on a deeper level. 

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Idea Potluck 03/21/2017

Idea Potluck

Idea Potluck is about ideas rather than food, bringing together a diverse array of pre-selected people who each get six minutes to share whatever they’d like to share. As an audience member, you sit back, absorb, and enjoy! Relaxed, fun way to meet others, learn, and be entertained.

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WEBINAR - "Life of Yes℠ Travel: Minimize Expense, Maximize Experience" 03/22/2017

WEBINAR - "Life of Yes℠ Travel: Minimize Expense, Maximize Experience"

Saya and Pete have traveled together, from Omaha to Oslo, since 2010. Taste-wise, she’s Four Seasons, he’s Motel 6; budget-wise, they’re somewhere in the middle. Light and frugal travel is their jam. Saya’s learned to pack everything in a carry-on, Pete’s learned that being pampered can be nice. Together they enjoy street-food, bike tours, and local recommendations you won’t find in guidebooks. They use their mutual love of spreadsheets and the latest apps to make on-the-road adventure a priority and an attainable reality.

This 60-minute webinar will help you travel within your budget. While other topics will be touched, the sesssion is financially-focused. It includes philosophies and strategies, specific tips and tools, and Pete and Saya’s personal experiences. They’re all about transparency and sharing their knowledge!

Future Life of Yes℠ Travel webinars may cover planning, minimalist travel, solo travel, family travel, group travel…

To be notified of other travel webinars of theirs, sign up here. Following Saya on social media is also a good way to stay up to date on Mac & Cheese servings! Saya on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

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Idea Potluck 04/18/2017

Idea Potluck

Idea Potluck is about ideas rather than food, bringing together a diverse array of pre-selected people who each get six minutes to share whatever they’d like to share. As an audience member, you sit back, absorb, and enjoy! Relaxed, fun way to meet others, learn, and be entertained.

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