Catalyst

Improv for Interaction (Available with Catalyst Plus Membership)

Meets weekly, various instructors and groups. Check calendar below for meeting times.

A group of diverse students reading lines for drama

If your child struggles socially, you will not want to miss this! We're bringing you this very special series in partnership with our friends at The Miracle Project.

The Miracle Project's Improv for Interaction Program uses an evidence-based methodology developed by Elaine Hall to build communication and socialization skills, flexibility, and awareness of self and others in a fun and nonjudgmental environment. Through the use of improvisation, theater games, and role playing, participants “rehearse for life” and are provided 1:1 coaching and group facilitation to practice positive interactions with peers, being part of a group, and transitioning from one social activity to another.

The Improv for Interaction class will focus on a different fun theme inherent to improvisational comedy every week. Students will have the opportunity to perform some of their comedy (i.e. joke telling, improvised scenes, etc.) in an ‘open mic night’ during class time. Separate groups available for ages 7-10, 10-12, and 13-18.

Please note: Improv links are sent out by email, and change every month. Check your inbox at the beginning of each month for the new link.

Founder:

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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.

Are you interested in joining Improv for Interaction?

Click here to sign up.

Have questions? Email support@brightandquirky.com. We're happy to help!