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The Ringling News

29 November 2023

Improvisational Drama Workshop

by The Ringling

The Ringling invites older adults to participate in this free improvisational drama workshop series on the Strengths and Challenges of Aging.

Who: The workshop series is FREE to all 55 and older community residents. (No acting experience necessary!)

Where: Please note that this is not taking place at The Ringling. The weekly workshops will be held at: The Pines of Sarasota Healthcare, Cullers Hall, 1501 N Orange Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

What: Your talents, abilities, and creativity will be explored through fun-filled improvisational theater games in a safe, creative, and inspiring environment. Through creating various drama characters, participants will experience the strengths, joys, and challenges of aging. Improvisational drama is a form of theater in which characters and dialogue of a story are made up in the moment…there are no written scripts! Participants tap into and celebrate their creativity while interacting and learning from their peers. The program will culminate in a celebration of your work, held at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.

When: Tuesdays from January 23- March 12, 2024; Time 1:00-3:00 PM

How to Register: Please email [email protected] or call 941-358-2693. Space in this workshop is limited; please register as soon as possible.

Presented By:

Hedda Matza-Haughton is an experienced drama teaching artist, health educator, social worker, playwright, national speaker, and founder and president of “For The Health of It” Consultation Services, which integrates the arts to promote health and education. She is also one of the founders and co-chair of Arts For Health Sarasota-Manatee. Hedda has worked using drama and laughter integrated with education and with health issues for individuals of all ages throughout the country and locally.

Come have fun and try something new while tapping into the wit and wisdom of aging!