Improbable Players have utilized applied theater for public health since 1984:theater is a powerful way to teach and learn -- it captivates, educates and motivates: one vivid scene is worth a thousand words. This is another great strategy to reach your audience about an important issue.
In these workshops you can create scenes and stories about issues in your community that you face - learn about the classic roles that people play where there is substance abuse - how to do a simple intervention - give voice and action to your solutions to school / campus drinking/drug abuse - get ideas for starting your own prevention troupe.
Improbable Players is a Creative Teaching Partner with Massachusetts Cultural Council. Go go their website to see how your school can become a Creative Teaching School and bring Improbable Players in for a theater workshop residency.
improbable PLAYERS: using educational drama in addictions prevention is the title of the Players curriculum for teaching substance abuse prevention that incorporate national learning standards for health and theater arts.