Meet the fabulous Wendy Rush, improviser, popular radio DJ and mom and the deightful Tom McCourt. Together they have developed a program for the Las Vegas Juvenile Offender Court to use improvisational theatre skills to help these teens and their families.
This podcast was recorded in Las Vegas where I had presented a workshop on “Improv & 12-Step Recovery” for the US Journal & Health Communication National Counseling Conference.
Tom McCourt is a writer and consultant based in Las Vegas, Nevada. His experience with Specialty Courts began in Philadelphia’s Emergency Services Unit, working with victims of Domestic Violence. He also consulted with the First Judicial District Mental Health Court and was part of the all-volunteer Task Force formed to establish Philadelphia Veterans Court. More recently Tom served as a founding Director and Incorporator of the Las Vegas Justice Partnership.
Tom’s non-profit experience includes assisting in the creation of six new organizations. He has served in volunteer, Board, and leadership roles with an additional eleven charitable organizations.A Philadelphia native, Tom is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He consults regularly in disciplines including Document Management, Business Process Improvement, Strategic Philanthropy, Non-Profit Management, and Resource Development.
Wendy Rush is the Founder/Director of Improv For Life. ImprovForLife.org & Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ImprovForLifeLV/ She studied improv and sketch comedy with Second City Las Vegas and Improv Vegas. She performed in “Free Beer The Improv Show” in Las Vegas and performed/wrote in “Sketchy Mofos” Sketch Comedy Troupe in Las Vegas. She Produced/Directed The Improv Jam (like an improv open mic) for two years in Las Vegas.
I know you’ll enjoy hearing these two pioneers in Applied Improvisation!