The Conducted Stories Story
Amy Carpenter and Stacey Hanlon are Phoenix-based improvisers with a desire to use improv for good. Together, they created a program in improvisation specifically geared towards those on the Autism spectrum. As with traditional improvisation study, the focus is on saying "Yes, and" to a shared reality, supporting each others' ideas and fostering creativity. In addition, this program works to improve response to social-emotional cues and bring focus to everyday interaction. Most of all, Conducted Stories aims to bring a sense of joy and resilience to all who participate.
Through the generosity of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, Conducted Stories will be hosting a series of free public workshops for participants age 12-17 in 2017.
Specific information on these workshops may be found here.