Carrie Lobman + Tony Perone: Play Movement Is Alive and Kicking

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Carrie Lobman, Ed.D., and Tony Perone, Ph.D.

Carrie Lobman reports @ Improvisational Learning.org on her work at the joint meetings of  The Association for the Study of Play and the International Play Association in Newark, Delaware.

Teaming-up with Chicago-based improv artist and educator Tony Perone,  Carrie led a session titled, Revolutions in Play: Advocacy, Research, and Practice

It sparked a conversation….How do we go about bringing a movement into being? 

Carrie and Tony introduced participants to a few of the growing number of play-based grass roots projects around the world including: The Miracle Project and the Hunter Heartbeat Method (theatre projects for people diagnosed with Autism); the Memory Ensemble          (improv comedy for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s); John Bohannon‘s Dance your PhD; and The All Stars Project (after-school programs where inner city youth develop through play, performance, and pretense). Says Lobman:

While there continues to be a concern that play is under attack…there is also a growing interest in and acknowledgement of the innovative ways that play is being used to reinitiate development, to cross ideological and geographic boundaries, and to challenge roles and identities.

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About Janet Wootten

Janet Wootten is a media and public relations professional, a member of the Institute’s Board of Directors and a leader of its annual community fundraising campaign.
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