Riptides!

We’ve neglected updating our news because the current has been fast and furious at Fishladder during our move to a new location, family challenges, and lots of opportunities to improvise with cool people. We’re grateful and finally surfacing…

Mary Jane to Host Table at Inside Heartside Luncheon

Because of the great work they’re doing in our community, Mary Jane is hosting at table at the Inside Heartside luncheon on Thursday, May 30, 2013, at GVSU Eberhard Center. Many of the neighbors who use Heartside’s services are homeless…
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Mary Jane Presents “The Art of Improv” at The GRAM

Inspired by the Improvisational Quilts of Susana Allen Hunter, Mary Jane will share how you can apply the tools and skills of improvisation to add more creativity and play into your life. Join Mary Jane Pories, the president of Fishladder…
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Fishladder Inc. Featured in the Grand Rapids Business Journal

Fishladder is honored to be featured in a recent article for The Grand Rapids Business Journal, a news service of Gemini Publications. Read the article below or online at grbj.com. Improv lessons translate well to business culture by Charlsie…

The Entrepreneur Of The Year Semifinalists Announced: Mary Jane Pories Selected

Recognized as one of the most prestigious business award programs in the country, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards celebrate the country’s most innovative business leaders. Nationally, over 1600 nominations were submitted…

Mary Jane to Lead Workshop for Association of Women Surgeons in Chicago

Mary Jane will facilitate a workshop for the Association of Women Surgeons on Monday, April 8, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) and the AWS Foundation provide a number of innovative programs that support…
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Mary Jane nominated for Entrepreneur Of The Year Award!

Mary Jane has been nominated for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award. The independent panels of judges are comprised of past Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners and successful business leaders from the community. The judging…

Mary Jane Joined SNL Writer, Alan Zweibel in Writers Workshop

Mary Jane recently participated in a Writers Workshop led by SNL writer, Alan Zweibel. Zweibel, best-selling author of Bunny Bunny, play write and Emmy award winning TV writer, spoke about his writing and career, read some samplings of his…
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The Fugacious Four (aka Fishschtick) and Improv Workshops Sellout at Laughfest

Both performances by The Fugacious Four, and Mary Jane’s two Improv Workshops were a sellout at Laughfest 2013. The long-time professional, award-winning improvisers, known as The Fugacious Four, performed “The Little Shop of Secrets”…
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Mary Jane Presents Improv Workshops at Laughfest

Mary Jane presents an Improv Workshop on Saturday, March 9 & 16, 11:00AM, at Dog Story Theater. Are you up to your gills in work? Tired of floundering around? Stop the madness and come explore the basics of improvisational play with the…