The Quest: Where Will Your Day Take You

Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview


Curious to learn more about improvisation and how it can be applied beyond the stage to life, work and play? Want to experience Chicago in a completely new way? Then join The Quest and get ready for an insight-filled adventure. The Quest, Chicago Edition will introduce participants to improvisation and storytelling as a means of exploring, finding meaning in, connecting to, and understanding the city. What happens when you approach the world with an improvisational mindset? What insights are discovered, what stories are generated and what happens as a result?

The skills learned during The Quest and the insights revealed as a result are truly powerful. You need not have experience with improvisation; all you need is an open mind, a desire to learn, and a willingness to participate.


The Quest takes place in three parts: the workshop, the Quest, and the story sharing. During the morning workshop, you will learn what the Quest is and how to do it. Then you will go out on a Quest, and finally, we will get together, and share stories about your experience.

The workshop will begin at the Berger Park Cultural Center and we will reconvene at a nearby location which will be revealed at the workshop.


Workshop size is limited to 16 participants. Please register early to secure your space!

Lunch will not be provided but there will be time to get lunch.

Because part of the workshop takes place outside (when you go off on your Quest) please dress accordingly and take into account Chicago's ever-changing weather. The Quest will take place rain or shine!

The workshop will be in the sunroom.


I'm not an improviser, is that okay?

Yes! Absolutely. All you need is a willingness to participate in the exercise. It is a great way to be introduced to the basics of improvisation without having to perform.

I am an improviser, is that okay?

Yes! Absolutely!

Can I bring a friend?

Sure! but they have to register. Only registered participants can attend.

I'm still not sure what the Quest is or what I will do during it...

That's okay. That will be made more clear during the workshop!

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Participants should be at least 18 years of age. 

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The Berger Park Cultural Center is accessible by public transit, via the red line (Granville) or multiple busses. 

What can I bring to the event?

Lunch will not be provided but there will be time to go and get lunch but please feel free to bring water or snacks if you are so inclined. Also, part of the Quest takes place outside so please prepare accordingly.


What's the refund policy?

Sorry, no refunds, but if you can't make the class you can apply the price to future workshops.

What You Can Expect From This Experience
  • Experience Chicago in a new way
  • Learn the improvisational mindset
  • Apply that mindset to a new adventure
  • Share stories of your experience
  • Gain new insights
  • Learn to pay attention to your attention
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In 2012, Jeanne left her lucrative career in academia and heritage conservation to pursue an equally lucrative one in training, storytelling, performance, improvisation, and writing. She has told stories, produced, emceed, and done improv in all sorts of places, some sanctioned, some not. In 2014, while living in Hong Kong, she made it official and established a small company, Lamb Ink. She has since performed, presented, facilitated, and conducted workshops and trainings in North America, Europe, and Asia. Ms. Lambin's workshops have been described as "amazing," "powerful," and "great fun." A common thread through all her work has been the desire to connect individuals, groups, and organizations to people, causes, and things that they care about and give them the tools that they need to take meaningful action and inspire change. She is Vice President of the Applied Improvisation Network, a founding member of Improv for Humanity, and Instigator-in-Chief of The Quest: Improv for Transformation. She recently relocated back to Chicago.

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