The Unconscious at Play Podcast
Saturday @7:30PM - BYOB
One Night Only
Part of the "Yes And" Mental Health Conference.
The Unconscious at Play podcast experiments with gaining personal insight through the lens of interpreting the choices of improvisers on stage and from the personal journey of the improviser off stage.
Join us as the Chicago improv ensemble Rhyme & Punishment perform a 50 minute improvised musical, followed by the podcast talk-session with therapists Sharilyn Wiskup and Lisa Kays. With careful, skill, guided inquiry and questioning, Sharilyn and Lisa will guide the improvisers through an exploration of their choices, both on stage and off, to draw connections between the part of us that shows up on stage and the part of us that lives life off stage. Through this dialogue, characters have a chance to meet and dialogue with their originating improviser in an exploration that is usually vulnerable, revealing, fun, and deepens the relationship to and respect for the value of improv in one’s life.
Thoughts from Lisa & Sharilyn
"As licensed clinical therapists in Washington, D.C., we know that our greatest moments of growth come when we examine and understand our unconscious motivations and feelings. It’s proven that our emotional defenses and judgements are at an all-time low when we’re playing - no one to criticize our choices, no need for us to take anything personally. After all, we’re just characters!" - Lisa Kays & Sharilyn Wiskup
Rhyme & Punishment
From CATS and A CHORUS LINE to HEATHERS and BIG FISH, Rhyme & Punishment has mastered the art of improvising feature length shows in the various styles of Broadway's favorite musicals. This highly talented cast features actors and improvisers from across the country, currently performing weekly at The Annoyance Theatre in 3 Blocks From Broadway. This team impresses audiences week after week with their strong characters, outlandish story lines and mastery of musical theater in every genre. With a randomly chosen musical picked at the top of each show, every night is a brand new experience.