For more than 55 years, The Second City has been creating powerful and compelling voices in the world of comedy. Combining the ideas behind the four pillars of Conscious Capitalism along with the four core skills of improvisation, we will expand the mindset of participants and provide a new perspective for ways to bring the core principles to life. While playful, light and fun, witness how using the improv skill set can enhance inclusive leadership and strengthen an ensemble culture to help us all rise as a group and achieve our larger goals.
Mark Sutton has been performing and teaching improvisation for nearly 3 decades. In 16 years with The Second City, he has been a performer, director, and teacher in both Chicago and Toronto. For the past 8 years, Mark has traveled the world with Second City Communications bringing the joyful work of improvisation to the corporate and academic world as an actor, event host and facilitator.
His clients include Major League Baseball, GE Healthcare, Yahoo and McDonalds. In addition to The Second City, Mark is a founding member of Chicago’s acclaimed Annoyance Theatre and has taught and performed in comedy venues and festivals across North America.
Tim Chidester hails from Troy, Michigan and moved to Chicago, IL when he was eighteen to study Theatre at Roosevelt University. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre (with a minor in Business). He then immersed himself in studying improvisation under the legendary improv guru Del Close at the famed ImprovOlympic, with Mick Napier at Annoyance Theatre, at The Conservatory at The Second City, and also the wildly popular ComedySportz, where he also served as Artistic Director from 2000-2005. He has now performed improvisation in all 50 states and 1 federal district and is considered one of the most experienced and respected improvisers in Chicago.
As a member of SAG-AFTRA, Tim has performed in Chicago Fire and several regional and national commercials. Tim has steadily worked for Second City Works since 2004 as an actor in their corporate films and live shows, a writer for live shows, and as a lead workshop facilitator for such companies as Deloitte, Accenture, Goldman Sachs, McDonald’s, Reebok, Eli Lilly, and LinkedIn. He has traveled internationally performing and leading corporate sessions in innovation, communication, change management, leadership, and storytelling to such diverse countries as Hungary, Scotland, Austria, Bermuda, Greece, and Italy.
Robyn Scott received her degree in Addiction Studies from Texas Tech University and subsequently worked as a case manager until 2001 when she decided to change course and pursue an acting career.
Since graduating from the Conservatory at The Second City she has performed with several improv ensembles throughout Chicago and in many sketch comedy festivals. As a member of The Screen Actors Guild, Robyn has worked in TV and feature films. Credits include: The Rosie O’Donnell Show, Public Enemies and several national television commercials. As a member of the Actors’ Equity Association, she has performed at The Goodman Theatre, The American Theatre Company, and The Second City in their theatricals Twist Your Dickens and Date Me.
Robyn has freelanced as a commercial copywriter, worked as a voice over artist, and has written and produced a pilot and an award winning web series. Her work as a program designer and lead facilitator for Second City Works has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, on NBC’s The Today Show, and on ABC’s World News with Diane Sawyer. She also serves as a private executive presence coach and travels internationally leading corporate sessions in innovation, change management, leadership, and storytelling.