Improv class provides participants with a fun, active means of achieving creative expression and community. These 45-minute sessions start with a warm-up and move into improv games and role plays that teach:

  • effective ways of identifying and expressing feelings
  • how to recognize and respond to the feelings of others
  • flexibility and cooperation
  • social skills
  • emotional regulation
  • how to play a supportive, active role in a creative community
  • self-esteem and empowerment

Each session is tailored to facilitate the social, emotional, sensory, and behavioral needs of the autistic community. It is also designed to be wonderfully fun and engaging for all participants! Past participants have loved making friends and being creative in improv class - and their parents have loved all the skills their kids have learned.
 

Zoe Darazsdi

About our facilitator:

Zoe Darazsdi is a writer, autism rights activist, drama educator, and student of Villanova's Masters of Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. For the past seven years, she has been facilitating autistic people's joy and community through theatre.

Her past positions have included theatre director at Dyberry Day Camp, intern at the Walnut Street Theatre sensory-friendly acting class, and theatre specialist at Camp Pegasus. When Zoe is not working or learning, she is hiking through the woods with her dog, Beezus.