Facilitator Spotlight - KAYLIE!

Our program thrives on word of mouth. That's how we went from 6 actors to 20 in just 4 years, and it's how we get most of our facilitators. Generally, facilitators come to us because they have a friend or loved one already volunteering with us. Case and point, this week's Featured Facilitator, Kaylie. She came to rehearsal with Somer, and had such a good time not only did she decide to stay on, but she brought her fiancee, Beth, to us as well! Let's find out more about...

 

Kaylie Honkala

 

Birthday: February 19th

 

When you’re not at ABLE, what’s your job? Grad Student studying Special Eduaction at UIC

 

Tell us a bit about your performing and/or education background: I did theatre in undergrad (I have a B.A. from Millikin University). I also work as a stage manager at Profiles Theatre here in Chicago. 

 

Between acting, singing, and dancing what's your favorite way to perform?: Singing!

 

Who is your favorite actor/performer? What do you like about them? Amy Poehler, she is so funny!

 

How Long Have You Been With ABLE? This is my First Semester!

 

Favorite ABLE memory? Being so warmly welcomed on my first day! Coming to class is so energizing. 

A.B.L.E. Volunteers Kaylie and Beth (and their four-legged friends!) photo credit: Samantha Jo Photography

A.B.L.E. Volunteers Kaylie and Beth (and their four-legged friends!)

photo credit: Samantha Jo Photography

We are so grateful to the committed, energetic, and fun-loving volunteers that make A.B.L.E. possible. There are lots of ways to get involved - we always need in-class facilitators, but can also use help with our costume and prop team, marketing and fundraising committees, and front of house helpers for our performances. E-mail us with your interest and availability and we can find the right role for you!