Applied Improvisation Network 2019 World Conference

Mary Jane has had her proposal accepted and will be presenting at the Applied Improvisation Network 2019 World Conference in Stony Brook, NY. She continues her work in the field and currently serves as Secretary to the board. For more information…


Fishladder Inc. launched the Train the Trainer program designed to bring Applied Improvisation into the workplace in a more transformation, sustainable way by equipping trainers within a company to deliver both formal and informal learning experiences…

Global Applied Improv Conference

Mary Jane will again be attending the Global Applied Improv Conference in Los Angeles, CA in August 2017. She continues her work as an active board member by engaging in future planning, helping create professional development opportunities,…

Performing at LaughFest 2017

Mary Jane is performing at LaughFest 2017 – Come see the VIP show on March 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm at Dog Story Theater. We will show our reference for this very important person and tell their story in a way you’ve never heard before. As a…

Teaching at Kendall

Mary Jane is again teaching Improvisation and Design Thinking for the spring 2017 term at Kendall College of Art and Design. KCAD is one of the few schools in the country to offer Applied Improvisation as part of the general education curriculum.…


At the Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters, Mary Jane had the opportunity to read three of her poems as part of the program for the holiday party in December 2016.

Speaking at AINx Oxford

In August 2016, Mary Jane gave an AINx talk in Oxford, England for the Global Applied Improv Conference on Improvisation and Design Thinking. You can watch it here…the only thing you’ll miss is the standing ovation.

Celebration of the Arts

Mary Jane’s painting, Presence, has been accepted for exhibition in the 2016 Celebration of the Artsfestival. See the 2016 Gallery for her work and more!
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Lots of news…little time to post

The good news is we’ve been busy so we’re behind on our updates. Here are a few new things with Fishladder. Mary Jane is Still teaching a class at Kendall College of Art and Design in Applied Improvisation and Design Thinking. It’s…

Mary Jane becomes Associate Producer of feature documentary film

The feature documentary film, The Homestretch, exposes the tragedy of homeless youth, most of whom are “…hidden in plain sight.” Mary Jane’s long time friend, Kirsten Kelly is Director/Producer, Camera on the film with Anne de Mare Director/Producer,…