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“Say Who You Are, Play Who You Are”: Improvisation as Pedagogy for Youth with Physical and Developmental Challenges

Melissa Walker

Published: 2009-06-01

A piece describing the ongoing 'Play Who You Are' collaborative outreach project for youth with disabilities involving ICASP, KidsAbility, and other community partners. The author reflects on her experience of working with the project and on her interviews with participants to present several tenets of an evolving pedagogy of improvisation.

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There is a curious yet enormously fruitful duality in the way that improvisation plays on our expectations and perspectives.

– Tracey Nicholls