Inclusive Improv is great for enhancing eye contact, building peer relationships, and stretching creative potential while playing games, listening, collaborating, and most importantly having fun!!!
The instructor team from The Second City and Zip Zap Zop Enrichment have experience working with children with special needs and providing improv programs and workshops at various schools in the LA area. Students will learn the same skills as a mainstream improv program with additional supports, pacing and comfort level that fits the needs of the group.
90 minutes, 7 weeks
Zip Zap Zop Enrichment Teacher: After receiving his B.A. in Theatre, Will Todisco toured nationally with a children’s theatre company, performing literary classics, which led him to work with students at an Improv-based summer camp for children on the Autism Spectrum. The Spotlight Program, based out of the Northeast ARC in Danvers, MA, made the connection between improvisational performance and the social emotional and pragmatic growth and development for children on the Spectrum and beyond. After assisting the Special Education Department at Edward Devotion, a public school in Brookline, Will moved out to LA to begin work for the Larchmont Charter Schools (LCS) Special Education program where he was able to develop his Improv/Social Skills class that has been offered at each of the LCS campuses. Will works with Zip Zap Zop Enrichment as their Curriculum Specialist.