At the invitation of fellow-clown activist Mariamalia Cob, International Class alums Tony Perone and Marian Rich will finish up their week of clowning in poor communities of San Jose, Costa Rica, with famed medical doctor and performance activist Patch Adams by leading a workshop at
In a country where people with severe emotional problems face harsh stigmatization and abandonment, psychotherapist Ishita Sanyal has built an alternative path in Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal, India called Turning Point. It’s a thriving therapeutic community where members are relat
International Class alumna (2011-12), arts educator and community artist Jody Boston is a newly minted recipient of The City of Hamilton (Ontario) Arts Innovation Award, for her innovative work as Program Director of the community-based arts, garden and play program, Under the Willows
Play researcher and advocate, Carrie Lobman, who serves as the Institute’s pedagogical director and as associate professor at the Rutgers Graduate School of Education, was invited by play impresario Bernard De Koven to pen a guest post for his blog, A Playful Path, posted below.
ESI Community News recently sat down with the Institute’s director of pedagogy, Carrie Lobman, to talk about play and its role in learning and development, and about the PLAY ON THE MOVE conference she’s organizing at Rutgers University March 16-19, 2016…. So Carrie:
International Class (IC) graduates are active in Europe introducing social therapeutics, performance, play and development at community workshops in London, Belgrade, Novi Sad and Thessaloniki. Elena Boukouvala (IC, 2013/14) reports on four social therapeutic, performance workshops in
Atlanta Center for Social Therapy director Murray Dabby presented at the 27th Annual Convention and Conference of the Licensed Professional Counselors Association (LPCA) in Augusta, Georgia. Its theme: “The Challenge of Change.” Dabby’s talk, Improv for Social Anxiety and Depre
Institute faculty Mary Fridley and Marian Rich have been tapped to present at the national conference of the International Society of Humor Studies in Oakland, California in July, on the history and development of their popular, philosophical/ performatory workshop, “Laughing Matters.
International Class (2012/13) alumni S. Paola López and Chris Reyman, creators of the pro-play and improv organization, in2improv, have been regular visitors to Ciudad Juárez at the invitation of community development group, Ciudadanos Comprometidos con la Paz (Citizens Committed to P