Improv Autism

Join in to learn the basics of improv with others on the autism spectrum. Students will learn techniques in storytelling, active listening, and social skills.

Check out upcoming workshops + classes and we’ll see you there!


Upcoming Workshops:

 
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Saturday October 19

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Saturday October 19

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

 

The Details

 
  • An hour and a half of improv for all experience and comfort levels

  • A fun and safe setting (We stand by our Class Policies)

  • A positive workshop community with other classmates who can’t wait to meet you!

Location: TBD

 

Improv and Autism

There is burgeoning research showing improv to be a helpful tool for individuals on the autism spectrum. Recently, this information has been shared in the news - links below. Improv focuses on team building, relationships, and working together through social cues…all areas that are incredibly important for autistic individuals. Improvisational games can be used to teach skills in accessing emotions, active listening, and storytelling.

Link to an NPR article about using improv for emotions

Link to a Huffington post article about improv for autistic teens


 

About Your Instructor: Dr.Tara Regan

 
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Dr. Tara Regan is an educator, coach, and the founder of Autism Grown Up. She has 2 autistic adult brothers (Tyler and Tanner) and has been an autism professional for over a decade.

Tara has been studying improv since 2009, starting at the Charlotte Comedy Theater (CCT) and DSI Comedy Theater in Chapel Hill, NC. She has studied with Keli Semelsberger, Drea Leonetti, Jonathan Yeomans, Brandon Holmes, Paula Pazderka, and Kit FitzSimons. She has performed all over the Triangle, Atlanta, and NYC.