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Wed, Oct 18


Second City -3rd Floor-John Candy Room

CCCE In Person Only Event - Unlocking Potential With a "Yes, and" Mindset

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CCCE In Person Only Event - Unlocking Potential With a "Yes, and" Mindset
CCCE In Person Only Event - Unlocking Potential With a "Yes, and" Mindset

Time & Location

Oct 18, 2023, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT

Second City -3rd Floor-John Candy Room, 1 York St, Toronto, ON M5J 0B6, Canada


This event is IN PERSON ONLY.

The Second City is a legendary comedy theatre that has been developing talent and creating comedy since 1959. Perhaps you’ve heard of some of our alumni? People like Joan Rivers, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, John Candy, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Keegan-Michael Key, Steven Yeun, Lauren Ash,  and the list goes on and on...

The frameworks used to create comedy on our stages for decades have been adapted into fun and easy to learn practical skills including storytelling, team building, and agile communication.

In this dynamic and interactive session, The Second City Training Centre's Creative Team will lead participants through the tenets of improvisation and demonstrate how these techniques can improve communication, bolster cohesion, and foster a culture of innovation at work. Don't miss this unique opportunity to play and practice improv with The Second City.

Speaker Biographies


As Managing Artistic Director, Julie is responsible for creative and pedagogical oversight of all Second City Training Centre locations (Toronto, Chicago, New York & Virtual). This includes curriculum development, class design, faculty training & support, student performances and special programming including fellowships & the Directing Program. Julie works closely with the Artistic Directors in each location to facilitate a cross-pollination of ideas & expertise and to ensure consistency and quality in all of the Training Centres’ activities.

Prior to joining The Second City, Julie was the Artistic & Managing Director of Toronto’s Bad Dog Theatre Company for ten years. She is an award-winning director, improviser and educator. Previously, she spent nearly two decades working with the Canadian Improv Games in various roles including National Associate Artistic Director, Artistic Director of both Improv Camp & the Next Act Festival, National Head Judge and Regional Director of the Toronto tournament. She lives in Toronto with her pretty sweet little family.


Etan Muskat is the Artistic Director of the Second City Training Centre in Toronto. His responsibilities include the management all the Toronto-based faculty, oversight of curriculum for all subject areas, creative oversight of student programming, and resolution of student issues. An alumnus of the Second City Mainstage, Etan has been an educator in the comedy arts for 2 decades. With equal facility coaching improvisation, writing, acting and applied improvisation, Etan has helped individuals from all walks of life translate their imaginations and unique experiences into creative expression and meaningful connective collaboration. Etan is also an accomplished screenwriter and a recipient of the prestigious ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship.

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