Corporate Theatre Training
What do we do?
We provide improvisational theatre training for corporations and organizations in the U.S. and globally to enhance leadership, performance, productivity and a team-building environment, maximizing employee retention using educational improvisation to influence metacognitive behavior in employees at all organizational levels.
McKay Arts specializes in creating leadership development, diversity inclusion and communication programs custom made for corporations and organizations. We are based in Chicago, IL, We work and influence all industries in the U.S. and abroad. We work with corporations - including many Fortune 500 companies -- organizations such as schools, universities, non-for-profit organizations, government agencies, insurance companies, financial companies, hospitals, health networks, etc.
McKay Arts have worked with corporations such as, McDonnalds, Dunkin Donuts, Boeing, University of Chicago, Northwestern Technology, DePaul University, Motorola, Notre Dame College, Major League Baseball, Loyola University, Northwestern University, University of Cambridge, and Breakthrough Technology among others.
McKay Arts has no limits and we are committed to bring real results as return of your investment on us. Good leadership, collaboration and communication skills among employees increases employee retention. Providing security and a positive environment in return increases productivity, efficiency and profitability.
Good leaders must possess skills and tools that helps them thrive through uncertainty and difficult situations taking advantage of change as an opportunity to improve and get successful outcomes.
Our approach provides team-building strategies that increases creativity using improvisation to influence metacognitive behavior in employees.
Our competitiveness strives from the experience and talent we possess with Antoine McKay at the forefront of our team.
Mckay Arts' Corporate Theatre Program has been carefully designed and worked through over a period of 25 years. We have taken the most useful exercises and coupled them with our greatest educators, to deliver a program that will cater to the needs of your company.
We use team building activities to encourage better communication in the work environment. The corporate class is designed to inspire creative thinking, collaboration, risk taking skills, and encourages leadership in a way that will give everyone the confidence they need to be the team player that your company longs for. Our program is designed to produce an advantageous and more rewarding work atmosphere which will broaden the imagination of your employees and collaboration at all management levels. Mckay Arts offers a methodical program with a specific agenda that is already designed to fit the needs of your company. We also have the ability to create a curriculum to fit your company's specific need. These workshops serve to strengthen your company's weak and blind spots, leaving your employees at all levels encouraged and ready to return to an enjoyable and productive environment as a more empowered team member.
Our program is designed for team building. We help restore an enjoyable atmosphere by building employee cohesiveness. This experience will be unforgettable and your employees will bond and learn how to respectfully communicate with one another.
Everyone has it in them to be a leader. Our program is designed to encourage leadership and empower each student with a better and more effective way of leading. We use enjoyable games and exercises to coach each participant. Workers will walk away with a better understanding of what it is to lead in a more effective way.
We work with a diverse team of actors and professionals from all backgrounds who will appeal to your company's diversity. We provide programs carefully crafted to bring in an interactive couching program that will include employees from all backgrounds and in the lower and upper management levels into an experience which will allow them to enter into the cognitive and subconcious realm of acceptance and understanding.
Because there are principles in improv that everyone most follow, improv is great at changing the way people think about mistakes and about each other. There are no mistakes in improv. So often it is where the comedy comes from. Inclusion and acceptance of each other as individuals creates an unforgettable experience each participant develops during performance. Ensembles are about helping each other, and me being as concerned -empathetic- about your success as you are about mine. Increasing collaboration and a team-building environment in return maximizes employee retention and a more productive environment.
Antoine McKay has appeared in the following featured films: "The Weatherman" with Nicholas Cage, "Someone to Eat Cheese With" alongside Jeff Garland, "Standing in the Shadows of Motown" and "Osso Bucco" with Mike Starr. His most recent appearances in FOX's breakout hit show "Empire" which is currently airing on Fox on Wednesday's at 8pm. CST, "Review" on Comedy Central starring Andy Daly, "Written off," written, directed and starred in by Antoine McKay. Written Off has also been recently nominated as an official screening selection at the 6th Annual Chicago Comedy Film Festival; Out of 467 submissions, Written Off has been nominated one of the 80 new official selections for the New York Independent Television and Film Festival competition for 2016; and the Amazon series "Patriot," which is airing in this fall.
Awards and recognitions:
Antoine McKay was awarded the Detroit Free Press Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2001.
In 2015 Antoine McKay received the Spirit of Detroit Award from the Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones for his career achievements as an actor from Detroit, Michigan.
He was nominated for a 2005 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Revue for "Red Scare", at the Second City Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
McKay Arts will bring a team of diverse professional actors to your workplace or provide a venue to suit your company's need. Contact Antoine Mckay or visit our Store for pricing details. Go to mckayarts.net/store or call Antoine 773-706-5940
DETROIT CITY COUNCIL FORMAL SESSION: Antoine McKay received the SPIRIT OF DETROIT AWARD from Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones on April 2015