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Supporting Disabled, Chronically Ill, and Neurodivergent Improvisers

Supporting Disabled, Chronically Ill, and Neurodivergent Improvisers

Supporting Disabled, Chronically Ill, and Neurodivergent Improvisers
This 2.5 hour workshop is a crash course in teaching and coaching disabled, chronically ill, and neurodivergent improvisers.

Course Description: Aimed at teachers, leaders, and directors of improv companies, this 2.5 hour workshop is a crash course in supporting, teaching, and playing alongside disabled and neurodivergent improvisers. They could be your teammates, students, jam partners and beyond!

The first half of the workshop is interactive, scenario-based discussion and the second half is more lecture-style where you’ll have the chance to ask as many questions as you like without any judgement.

This workshop will be conducted online via Zoom – a free Zoom account is recommended for easiest access.

About the instructor:
Amy Dickinson (she/her) is a creator and activist working on developing accessible practice in the boundary between the arts and health sectors. She is passionate about creative accessibility and aims to show the potential of this philosophy in all her work. Amy aims to create work that inspires disabled to people to explore the depths of their imaginations without limits and teach arts organisations to support such exploration. Amy has worked with artists and art organisations from around the world through her access training and consultancy. She is also an expert in creating supportive communities for chronically ill people and has solidified her knowledge in this field with a MSc in Translational Health Sciences from the University of Oxford. She is particularly interested in the power relations involved in inclusive projects. Amy has been chronically ill since childhood and is an advocate for personalised working practices.

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