I Can't...

‘Member camp? Where you learned, participated, and stretched yourself amongst an invigorating blend of familiar and new faces? Where you were led by welcoming, low-key counselors in a welcoming, low-key environment?

In Mac & Cheese Productions’ I Can’t series, adults state they’re unable to do something, they try it with a bunch of other adults who also “can’t,” and everyone proves themselves wrong and not only does the thing, but enjoys it and says, “That wasn’t so bad. In fact, kinda fun. Good for me! What’s next?!”

As at camp, topics and structure are varied but the “be yourself amongst others being themselves, witness the magic that happens when you try with others trying” vibe is pervasive. 

Sample of Past Offerings

I Can’t –



Buy a home


Have a dog

Adult my money – Financial Planner Edition

Adult my money – Personal Finance Edition

Figure out what I want to do in life

Organize my home

Find love

Put on makeup

Ask for money


"Hi Saya, I just wanted to say thank you. I was really scared about taking (I Can't: Improv), but you and Pete did such a great job of making a space where there was no room for fear and insecurity. It was really helpful for me to be there. Thanks again!"
"This workshop was great! Kristyn and Saya were awesome. I learned a lot on approaching home organization and have a better understanding as to why my strategies previously didn't work. Kristyn was passionate and very knowledgeable. The workshop was held in a comfortable setting that fostered great interaction and dialogue."
"I thought this class was great!  I learned a little about yoga and got to try it in a super comfortable environment, the instructor was fun and explained things. The class overall was a great way to bring people together with similar interests and also things they’re each going through."

Current Offerings

Open to everyone. Any marital status, age (21+), gender… Bring something to write on/with and if you’d like, food/drink for yourself. Held at Mac & Cheese Productions℠, in Wicker Park, near Ashland & Division unless otherwise indicated; exact address sent upon registration.

I Can’t: Land My Dream Job

  • Is your resume in need of a refresh?
  • Are you tired of staring at a blank screen while trying to write a cover letter?
  • Do you freeze when the hiring manager asks if you have any questions during the interview?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then I Can’t: Land My Dream Job is for you and you aren’t the only one.

For this I Can’t edition, Mac & Cheese is partnering with L’Oreal Thompson Payton of LT in the City. L’Oreal is a serial career switcher who transferred her skills as an award-winning journalist into a successful role as director of communications for a national nonprofit. When she’s not busy getting her Olivia Pope on, she enjoys reading, blogging and curating a weekly newsletter for ambitious millennial women at the intersection of work and wellness.


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