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. 

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Cole Bradley is a native Memphian and graduate of the University of Memphis. Cole's worked locally as a researcher and community engagement strategist and began contributing to High Ground in Jan 2017.