On the Ground Podcast: How improv theater is helping kids find shared humanity

Could helping kids stop bullying in schools help reduce domestic violence among young adults?

Professional actors Ann Wallace and Leslie Jones of Playback Memphis say yes and explain how their organization uses improvisational theater to help elementary school children across the city process trauma, improve learning and reduce bullying by connecting empathy and shared experiences. It's a first step towards a lifetime of healthy relationships. 

Related: "Playback Memphis partners with Le Bonheur and SCS to reduce bullying and teen pregnancy"

Related: "Children and former inmates lift up Frayser through improvisational theater"

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Read more articles by Cole Bradley.

Cole Bradley is a native Memphian and applied anthropologist. Since 2011, Cole has worked as a researcher, strategist, and community engagement specialist across the city's private, public, and non-profit sectors. Passionate about storytelling, they began contributing to High Ground News in 2017.
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