Current Projects


On-going Program

Research and Community Identity Project
Community: Various
Organization: Educational, community, and public institutions and private organizations and businesses

These workshops focus on helping the participants develop a stronger sense of self and contributing to research in the fields of applied theatre and developmental psychology. By working with participants whose life circumstances changed dramatically, we offer a safe space for reflection and dialogue with self and peers.

The goal of our theatre based sessions is, together with our participants, to identify, pose, and answer questions that will help them navigate through the times of change confidently and purposefully. Ultimately, the program aims to equip our participants with tools to have a sense of ownership over their life narrative and construct a positive vision for the future.

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On-going Program

Professional Development for Organizations and Practitioners
Community: Various
Organization: Educational, community, and public institutions and private organizations and businesses

The workshops offer new techniques and participant centered tools and strategies to organizations that wish to diversify their tools of engagement with their staff and community.  The workshop equips employees and staff with unique interactive and performance art techniques to address the needs of their colleagues, clients, and communities. Themes include, but are not limited to: diversity, multiculturalism, conflict resolution, identity, self care, activism.


On-going Program

Irene Kapustina: Lost and GuidedRefugee Community Platform Building through Drama
Community: Various
Organization: Educational, community, and public institutions and private organizations and businesses

This community workshop grew out of Lost and Guided, a play based on real life stories of refugees in the United States, and is designed to spread knowledge and awareness of the Syrian conflict and to develop an empathetic understanding of displaced populations among the American public. Through a series of interactive activities, the participants read, explore, and experience those stories together. The workshop offers an opportunity for connection, reflection, play, and activism.


On-going Program

Senior Immigrant Theatre and Community Building Workshop
Community: Senior Immigrants in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn
Organization: Edith and Carl Marks Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst (JCHB), The Neighborhood Naturally Occurring Retirement Community Program, Brooklyn, NY

The goal of the Senior Theatre Club at the “Good Neighbors” NNORC JCH Program is to promote expression, community building, and collaborative spirit. We use theatre to motivate and inspire ourselves to stay active, social, curious, and engaged! In our sessions we learn various theatre techniques, improvise, and explore literature in order to create original performances, which we eagerly share with our families and the JCH community at the end of each semester!