Therapeutic Theatre Series
Graduate students in drama therapy may participate in one or more productions in our therapeutic theatre series. Therapeutic theatre is the intentional use of performance to address psychological, physical, and social concerns and promote health and wellbeing. It is one approach used by drama therapists to support goals such as reminiscence, recovery, rehabilitation, and advocacy. Every year, we collaborate with community organizations and mental health clinics who want to bring their stories to the stage. We co-create theatre with real people about their real lives. For example, as part of their course in Therapeutic Theatre (MPADT-GE 2121), students collaborated with JASA, an innovator in aging services in NYC, the Penn South Program for Seniors, and Music Theatre International to produce a pilot production of Fiddler on the Roof Sr. Our collaboration with Penn South continues with groups led by student interns involving playwriting, scene study, improv, and stand-up comedy.
Every year there are a number of information sessions on site and online for prospective students. These sessions will give insights into the program, its requirements and what to expect from the program. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning about upcoming dates.