Improv for Interaction

A group of diverse students reading lines for drama

ABOUT THIS SERIES:

I need an occupation... a place... and two different types of aquatic mammals. Sound strange? Not in Improv! Improvisational acting (or Improv) games are a fun and effective way to teach and shape social engagement. These games rely on quick thinking, verbal skill, creativity, and enthusiasm. Research indicates that Improv games are effective in teaching prosocial behavior, emotional resilience, cognitive flexibility, self-expression, and creativity. In past sessions, 70% of parents reported an increase in their child's confidence and social initiative as a result of participating in this class.

This 10-week session, taught by our friends at the Miracle Project, provides 1:1 coaching and group facilitation to practice positive social interactions with bright and quirky peers, self-awareness, and being part of a group. We'll have fun with improvisation, music, movement, theater games, voice over acting, comedy, and role play activities.

AGES 7-10


DURATION:
January 15-March 18, 2021

MEETS: Thursdays for 60 minutes

TIME: 2:00pm Seattle/ 5:00pm New York/ 9:00am Friday Sydney

COST: $35 per class, billed as a 10-class winter session

CANCELLATION POLICY: Classes are fully refundable until 24 hours after the first meeting.

AGES 10-12


DURATION:
January 16-March 19, 2021

MEETS: Fridays for 60 minutes 

TIME: 3:15pm Seattle/ 6:15pm New York/ 10:15am Saturday Sydney

COST: $35 per class, billed as a 10-class winter session

CANCELLATION POLICY: Classes are fully refundable until 24 hours after the first meeting.

AGES 10-12


DURATION:
January 16-March 19, 2021

MEETS: Fridays for 60 minutes 

TIME: 9:00am Seattle/ 12:00pm New York/ 5:00pm London

COST: $35 per class, billed as a 10-class winter session

CANCELLATION POLICY: Classes are fully refundable until 24 hours after the first meeting.

AGES 13-18


DURATION:
January 16-March 19, 2021

MEETS: Fridays for 60 minutes 

TIME: 4:30pm Seattle/ 7:30pm New York/ 11:30am Saturday Sydney

COST: $35 per class, billed as a 10-class winter session

CANCELLATION POLICY: Classes are fully refundable until 24 hours after the first meeting.

FOUNDER: Elaine Hall

Elaine Hall, The Miracle Project's Founder & Executive Artistic Director, has been referenced by The New York Times as “the child whisperer” and is a pioneer in using theater and movement practices as a portal for connection among individuals with autism and related disabilities. Elaine was a top Hollywood acting coach when her adopted son was diagnosed with autism. When traditional behavioral therapies did not work for him, she developed an innovative methodology combining mindfulness and the expressive arts with what she was learning from autism experts, Dr. Stanley Greenspan, Dr. Ricki Robinson, and Dr. Barry Prizant. The 2008 Emmy Award-winning HBO documentary, AUTISM: The Musical profiles Elaine’s early work with The Miracle Project, which has since been deemed evidence-based and is now being replicated nationally and internationally.

"Improv for Interaction has been, hands down, the best program for us out of all the many programs in which we have participated. It has changed my daughter's life! She has gone from shy and withdrawn to confident and outgoing."