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 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.


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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