Adventures in Social Drama

Providing Interactive Programming for all ages and abilities

Classes & Training

Classes & Training

Drama Classes

Join Adventures in Social Drama for an exploratory drama class. Participants will have an opportunity to exercise various techniques of acting and improvisation that establish lasting healthy relationships through dramatic play. Participants will begin to “capture the moment” through Role Play Theatre Analysis; utilizing role-play of a scene to resolve social issues.

Consultation

ASD can provide support and programs that use evidence based strategies for target behaviors at school, in the home, and in the community. Your first consultation is always free.

Training

These sessions are specifically designed for teachers, educators, and organization employees to learn the art of interactive theatre. Your valued employee will understand the techniques being presented on all varieties of social conflict. They will demonstrate the ability to present their own workshops.

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Benefits of Social Drama

Benefits of Social Drama

What is Social Drama?

Adventures in Social Drama (ASD) reaches and assists individuals through Role-Play Theatre Analysis (RTA). Dialogue created through RTA utilizes elements of visual and emotional awareness. RTA, coupled with the reflexive thinking process, integrates function, emotion, and imagination to validate others’ ideas and challenge conventional wisdom; moving participants into action to become agents of change within their communities.

Participants experience familiar success while using interactive drama as the catalyst to influence and change lives. RTA enables the individual to transform their reality through the arts; leading to a healthier sense of self as the individual participants become the playwright as well as the director of their own lives.

Dramatic play has the ability to…

Capture our imagination

Retell the story

Actively role-play life scenarios

Validate behavior

Explore consequences in situational conflict

Mission of Adventures in Social Drama

Cultivate relationship development through Role-Play Theatre Analysis (RTA); addressing problematic social issues in a safe, nurturing, creative, and non-violent area.

About Us

About Us

Established in April 2007, Adventures in Social Drama (ASD) began offering drama classes to individuals on the autism spectrum to enhance their social and communication skills. Today ASD addresses problematic social issues through theatre based role-play workshops to promote artistic expression and generate awareness of a wide variety of social issues including, but not limited to, ethnic, socio-economic, generational and cultural differences.

Adventures in Social Drama constructed Role-play Theatre Analysis (RTA) as a tool within a safe environment to help individuals establish healthy, meaningful relationships and achieve higher goals. Dramatic play serves as a catalyst for building community wherein participants are free to express thoughts and feelings concerning their perceptions of life and life’s challenges. In addition, ASD has used social drumming as a large group music making initiative for residential care facilities and skilled nursing.

Annie Mielke

Co-Founder, ASD

Co-Creator, RTA, Social Drumming

Facilitator

Co-Founder, ASD

Co-Creator, RTA, Social Drumming

Facilitator

Annie is a special education teacher with the Johnston Community School District. At ASD, Annie conducts consultations and drama classes. She currently holds a BS in Education and MA in Special Education with Strategist I and II Endorsements. Annie has two children of her own on the autism spectrum.

Joe Parrish

Co-Founder, ASD

Co-Creator, RTA, Social Drumming

Facilitator

Co-Founder, ASD

Co-Creator, RTA, Social Drumming

Facilitator

Joe conducts recreational drumming programs for ASD, has completed his coursework for his BCBA in Applied Behavior Analysis, 2017, and graduated from Grand View with a BA in Human Services. At ASD, Joe primarily conducts drama classes.

Contact

9121 Northwest Windsor Drive, Johnston, IA, United States

+1.5153060030

Our Goal

Foster creativity

Focus on the moment

Share narrative experience

To provide activities designed to connect yourself with others