WHAT: Improv for People with Parkinson’s and Care Partners (8-week class)
WHERE: Sugden Community Theatre, 701 5th Avenue South, Naples, Fl. 34102
WHEN: Tuesday, September 11-October 30, 2018 (1:30-3:00)
MORE INFORMATION: Margot Escott (239) 216-3931 or Craig Price, (239) 434-7340 ext. 103
COST: 8-week session - General Public $80, PASFI Member $65, TNP Member $55 (Scholarships Available)
INSTRUCTOR: Margot Escott, LCSW
EXPERIENCE: No prior improv or theatre experience required
This class is Improv for people with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers. Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a movement disorder that affects up to 1 million people in the US and doctors diagnose 60,000 new cases each year. Improvisational Theatre Games, based on the work of Viola Spolin, are being used clinically over the world. Improv classes are being offered for stress management, coping with life challenges, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Neuroscience tells us that play, when combined with the trust building of improv experiences, builds “pro-social brains that know how to interact with others in positive ways.” This is important for adults who are dealing with significant physical and emotional difficulties.
Class is taught by Margot Escott, LCSW, who incorporates over 30 years experience as a counselor, speaker and teacher in her wellness classes that are designed to use humor, play and improv to achieve well being. In addition to teaching and performing improv professionally, Margot has presented workshops and seminars on “Therapeutic Value of Humor and Play” on a national level and was a featured speaker at the Chicago “Yes, and” conference on Improvisation and Mental Health.
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