Event Category: Special Event

Paint-at-home Valentine’s Day Party!

2021/01/22 6:00pm - 2021/01/22 6:00pm

Complete your own collection or make a special gift for that special someone, all while staying in! RPAC will deliver all the materials for one finished canvas painting project to your doorstep. You provide the cookies, candy hearts, or beverages of choice and the painters. We will provide the step-by-step paint along via a private Zoom event. This is a great chance to get out without going out!

(Our design is TBD. Once it is set, we will update this event with the correct photo. It will make for a great Valentine’s day gift, especially for those who are hard to shop for!)

$20 covers the cost of canvas, paint, and serves as admission to the event. If you would like to keep your easel and paintbrushes you may do so for an extra $5. (Our easels make a great display stand in a pinch!)

Materials for this event will be delivered on January 21st to your patio via contactless delivery.

Unpurchased easels and brushes will be picked up via our state-of-the-art patio delivery system after the event.

A Holly Jolly Paint-at-home Party!

2020/11/20 6:00pm - 2020/11/20 6:00pm

Get in the Christmas spirit with your family by staying in! RPAC will deliver all the materials for one finished canvas painting project to your doorstep. You provide the Gingerbread, candy, or beverages of choice (cocoa, anyone?) and the painters. We will provide the step-by-step paint along via a private Zoom event. This is a great chance to get out without going out!

(Our design is TBD. Once it is set, we will update this event with the correct photo. You can bet it will get you in the Christmas spirit, though!)

$20 covers the cost of canvas, paint, and serves as admission to the event. If you would like to keep your easel and paintbrushes you may do so for an extra $5. (Our easels make a great display stand in a pinch!)

Materials for this event will be delivered on November 19th to your patio via contactless delivery.

Unpurchased easels and brushes will be picked up via our state-of-the-art patio delivery system after the event.

Celebrate Community Virtually

2020/10/24 7:00pm - 2020/10/24 7:00pm

In place of the annual NIETF gala, we are hosting an online reception. Many of you often comment that your favorite part of the gala is getting to see everyone that you don’t get to all year through. We want to make that happen, just virtually this year instead of in person.
BYOB, dress up in gala finery or casual it up in comfy couch attire, or even dress in costume, we just want to see you there!
There’ll be some fun activities and time to talk and catch up with all your friends and theatre family. We’ll recognize some accomplishments and honor those we’ve lost this past year. It will truly be a time of community.
It’ll all happen on Zoom so you’ll be able to attend from anywhere.
Tickets are $10. When you purchase, you’ll see you can select from any of our member theatres or NIETF. Your $10 will go straight to the theatre you choose. Want to support several, you can buy multiple tickets. But one link is all you’ll need to access the event, no matter how many are participating from your location.

Improv for Teachers (Workshop)

2020/10/24 10:00am - 2020/10/24 10:00am

Having a hard time engaging students in E-Learning? Learn how to utilize the principles of ‘Yes And” to bring energy to your online class meetings and lessons! Teachers will learn games and strategies that they can easily add to current academic and social-emotional lessons. This workshop is appropriate for teachers in grades 3-8. Ways to differentiate for grade level, ability level, and the content will be provided.

Date/Time: Saturday October 24th 10 AM -12 PM CT (GMT-6)
Instructor: Kate Wiersema
Tuition: $20
Location: Online via Zoom
About the presenter: Kate Wiersema has been a Special Education teacher for the past ten years and has experience in second through eighth grade. She has a Master’s Degree from Concordia University in Differentiated Instruction. Kate has studied at Comedy Sportz Chicago and is a graduate of the Second City Music Program. She has performed, taught, and coached improv for children and adults in the Chicagoland area for the last ten years.

YES AND! Using Improv In Remote Teaching

2020/09/13 1:00pm - 2020/09/13 1:00pm

Having a hard time engaging students in E-Learning? Learn how to utilize the principles of ‘Yes And” to bring energy to your online class meetings and lessons! Teachers will learn games and strategies that they can easily add to current academic and social-emotional lessons. This workshop is appropriate for teachers in grades 3-8. Ways to differentiate for grade level, ability level, and the content will be provided.

Date/Time: Sunday September 13 1-3 PM CT (UTC-6)
Instructor: Kate Wiersema
Tuition: $20
Location: Online via Zoom

About the presenter: Kate Wiersema has been a Special Education teacher for the past ten years and has experience in second through eighth grade. She has a Master’s Degree from Concordia University in Differentiated Instruction. Kate has studied at Comedy Sportz Chicago and is a graduate of the Second City Music Program. She has performed, taught, and coached improv for children and adults in the Chicagoland area for the last ten years.