About the Authors

Carrie Lobman and Matthew Lundquist are the Authors of Unscripted Learning: Using Improv Activities Across the K-8 Curriculum.

Carrie Lobman, EdD is Assistant Professor of Education at The Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University. She is the director of the Developing Teachers Fellowship Program at the East Side Institute. Send an email to Carrie

Friday, September 14, 2007

Performing the World Only One Month Away!

Matthew and I will be presenting at a fabulous international conference called Performing the World on October 12-14 in Tarrytown, New York. Performing the World is a bi-annual three-day international gathering sponsored by the East Side Institute. It’s dedicated to advancing the global performance movement for social change. Presenters showcase projects using theatre, improv, music, storytelling and ritual – that are directed at issues of poverty, disease, and ethnic violence. They take back to their communities an international network of support, along with new tools and understandings that help them build, train, and go on. This year, the event will include dozens of wonderful presenters from Asia, Africa, South America, Europe, the US and Canada – including a group of police officers from Bahia, Brazil, who create dance performances as a way of opening up dialogue with a community fearful of the police. The co-conveners of the event are Lois Holzman, Dan Friedman, Sheila McNamee, and Fred Newman.

Building off of the success of Unscripted Learning, Matthew and I are doing a workshop titled “Hey I have an idea for a game” Creating Improv Activities that Support Learning and development where we will support participants to go beyond being consumers of improv activities and help people create their own activities using the material of their lives and work as the content.

This is a not to be missed event for anyone interested in or looking for new and creative ways to address the lack of development around the world and for those who want to network with some of the most creative people in the world.

Hope to see you there.

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