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Improvisation as a Tool for Presentation, Collaboration, and Critical Thinking


Public Speaking Through Play [Registration Deadline]

  • Friday, January 8, 2021, 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM

Are you nervous to speak in front of others?

Do you want to enhance your public speaking skills for school or future careers?

Develop public speaking in a supportive space through improvisation!

Public Speaking Through Play: Improvisation as a Tool for Presentation, Collaboration, and Critical Thinking

About the Program:

Students with little to no acting experience are encouraged to participate! During this virtual course, we will play a variety of theater games designed to spark creativity and a sense of play while also developing invaluable, interdisciplinary skills, including team building, communication, and leadership skills. We will then put these skills into practice through in-class presentations and feedback sessions.

Be thoughtful and silly! Think outside the box! Learn from one another! Take risks & Have fun!


Wednesdays, 5:00pm - 6:30pm, January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 10 (Make-up Day: February 24)


Students in grades 6-8

About the Teacher:

Ariela Nazar-Rosen graduated cum laude from Wellesley College with a degree in English. She is also a proud alumna of Teen Leadership Rockland! Ariela previously taught English to high-school-aged immigrant and refugee youth for three years through the Phillips Brooks House Association at Harvard University and later worked in a high-school level Sheltered English Immersion Academy with City Year Boston. She has been able to combine her passions for education and acting by teaching theater to elementary-school students through the New York Public School System. Her positivity and enthusiasm encourage a sense of confidence and competence in young people, and she believes that each student has a unique, meaningful voice that should be heard.


$100 Financial assistance is available for those with demonstrated need.

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Last updated November 18, 2020