Players' Founder and Executive Director Lynn Bratley announced to the Board that she will be stepping down from her position this June bringing to a close an extraordinary career of leadership with the company that she launched in 1984 - merging her own recovery with her love of theater to teach people about addiction and the reality of recovery.
Since then over a million people in audiences from elementary school to senior centers, community coalitions to national conferences have been educated and entertained by the Players, pioneers in putting an authentic face on recovery.
Improbable Players is poised for great new growth at this time of heighted awareness of advocacy, wider public recognition of the Players' unique intervention, and evidence-based research that their performances and discussions make a measureable difference.
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the players set the stage for prevention
"theater troupe tells painful stories to get teens talking about addiction" read Deborah Becker's story on WBUR about end of the line at a local school.
now that you've watched this clip from end of the line
take a look at our legacy video with footage from 1984 and beyond
get the conversation going in your community
"The purpose of the presentation was to highlight that substance misuse is not something that effects just one person, but many families, friends and others."
Reaction to the program? "[The Principal] thinks it was one of the most successful programs he has seen to help generate conversation and connecting the students with services. He got a good number of calls from parents whose students came home and discussed it with them as well. This is such a huge step to breaking down the walls of silence so people can access help."
Celeste Clark, Executive Director, Raymond Coalition for Youth