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Rebecca Barish

The Second City
Teaching Improvisation/Head of Wellness Program
Becca Barish has a passion for teaching improvisation, both as an art form, and as an effective professional and therapeutic intervention. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Masters in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago, Becca has worked to apply improv in clinical and business settings through her work as Program Head of the Wellness Department and as a designer/facilitator for Second City Works. She has helped create and/or further develop programs at the Second City such as Improv for Anxiety, Improv for Autism, Humor Doesn't Retire, Improv for Parkinson's, Improv for Clinicians, and RewireU, among others. Performance credits include Whirled News Tonight, Virgin Daiquiri, and Lil' Tooties at the iO Theater, as well as Horsefly at CIC Theater.