Audience Takes the Stage

December 14, 8:30am - 10:00am CST. Hosted at Co-Prosperity Sphere

part of a series on Tradition


About the speaker

Neftali Morales is a Chicago based comedy writer-performer, improviser and a solo performance artist. His sensibilities lie at the intersection of Guillermo Del Toro and a Pixar animated short. Neftali recently wrapped up his solo show run of Man-Y-Faces at The Annoyance Theatre and was recently cast in The Revival Theatre’s Winter Sketch Revue. Neftali has performed his solo work at Bentwood Comedy and Paper Machete at The Green Mill. Neftali has been an ensemble member of Trigger Happy at The Annoyance Theater and currently improvises in A Tribe Called Uncanny a latinx music improv adjacent troupe, while always performing solo material around town. Neftali is a graduate of The Second City’s Conservatory, Music Conservatory and writing program, as well as The Annoyance Theater, The Neo-Futurists’ Infinite Wrench course, iO Chicago and ComedySportz Chicago training centers. Follow Neftali on Instagram at @gorilao for posts about his shows and Jiu Jitsu.

Emily Carter is an accomplished designer and mentor with over 15 years of experience at ad agencies, media companies and tech startups. She has been a strategic consultant for Fortune 50 clients as varied as Kraft, Nestlé, Lowe’s, Walgreens, CNN, Time Inc., and Beam Suntory. After many meticulous evaluations of her career roles and company fit, she founded The Happy Career, a framework she developed that helps career-minded individuals analyze the 8 factors of their job to hone their satisfaction and find fulfillment and meaning in their careers. In addition to other entrepreneurial pursuits, Emily leads events for Designers + Geeks, a networking organization for those in design and technology. She previously grew the New York chapter to over 10,000 members and is now doing the same for the community in Chicago.

Dana Kaye is a veteran publicist, social media pro, and brand manager. In 2009, she founded Kaye Publicity, Inc., a boutique PR company specializing in publishing and entertainment. Known for her innovative ideas and knowledge of current trends, she coaches her clients on how to identify and establish their unique personal brands. Kaye is also the author of Your Book, Your Brand: The Step-by-Step Guide to Launching Your Book and Boosting Your Sales, and the creator of Branding Outside the Box, where she helps driven entrepreneurs and aspiring leaders become more memorable.

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