Planet Improv Educational Services, LLC & Plan...

Planet Improv Educational Services, LLC & Planet Improv, Inc.

Planet Improv Educational Services, LLC is a for-profit business established in 2019 that uses applied improvisational theatre techniques to empower and educate students.

Planet Improv, Inc is a 501c3 nonprofit corporation established in 2006.  Its’ mission statement is  “Empowering people to grow by providing engaging educational opportunities using applied improvisation.”

Planet Improv Educational Services, LLC & Planet Improv, Inc. have collaborated with and continue to collaborate with: the Charlotte Mecklenburg School (CMS) District, CMS’s After School Enrichment Program (ASEP;)  The CMS Summer Camp Program; The CMS Project L.I.F.T. Program; The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center; St. Patrick’s Elementary School; Charlotte Country Day School; The YMCA/Anne Springs Close Greenway (Fort Mill, SC;) The Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture Department (PARC) and The City of Charlotte amongst many other educational organizations.

We used applied improvisation techniques to give students practice in:

  • Listening actively
  • Respecting themselves and others
  • Taking intellectual risks
  • Thinking on their feet
  • Dealing with the unexpected and using it to their advantage
  • Taking the perspectives of others
  • Social-emotional skills
  • Many other soft skills that applied improvisation introduces and reinforces

 

 

 

EDUCATOR CONTACT INFO

scott@planetimprov.com

http://www.planetimprov.com

  7017 Streamside Drive, Charlotte, NC 28212

Mecklenburg

704 301-1564

Applied Improv for Autistic, Developmentally Disab...

Program description

We’ve all heard the saying, “Laughter is the best medicine.” Maybe that explains why more and more clinicians are recommending applied improv as a therapeutic modality for people with mental health disorders such as developmental disabilities including autism and other special needs.

The research in this area has shown that improvisation has a discernible positive effect in improving communication and prosocial behaviors in individuals with autism, developmental disabilities  and other special needs.

We “play” improvisational theatre related warm up games and perform other improv related activities applicable for your students.

Booking / scheduling contact

Scott Pacitti

   704-301-1564

 scott@planetimprov.com

Program detail
Artistic discipline: Dance, Music, Storytelling, Theater
Cultural Origin: American
Program type: Assembly/Performance, Day Trip, Out-of-School-Time, Professional Development, Residency, Workshop
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Kindergarten, Pre-K, Teachers
Subject: Music, Other, Theatre Arts
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Planet Improv Educational Services, LLC and Planet Improv, Inc. are overjoyed to discuss scheduling collaborations on any days and dates that are available on your/their calendar.

Available times:

Planet Improv Educational Services, LLC and Planet Improv, Inc. are overjoyed to discuss scheduling collaborations before, during or after school timeframes that are available on your/their calendar.

Length of program: 30-90 minutes and/or multiple sessions/days
Space / technical requirements:

Can we stand up, sit down and move around?

Location(s):

Planet Improv Educational Services, LLC and Planet Improv, Inc. will come to you.  If that is not possible, we will find a suitable offsite venue.

Fees / Ticketing:

Planet Improv Educational Service, LLC and Planet Improv, Inc. will be overjoyed to work with your school/educators/administrators to best utilize your remaining ASC grant funds and/or, if applicable, any additional/alternative funding source(s.)

EDUCATION STANDARDS

NC Standard Course of Study:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL. Pre-K to 12 Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L. Pre-K to 12 Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L. Pre-K to 12 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

NC Essential Standards:

Strand: Communication NCES.(GRADE APPROPRIATE).TA.C.1 Use movement, voice and writing to communicate ideas and feelings.

NCES.(GRADE APPROPRIATE).TA.C.1.1 Use non-verbal expressions to communicate elements of characterization, including age and physicality.

NCES.(GRADE APPROPRIATE).TA.C.1.2 Apply appropriate volume and variation in pitch, rate, and tone to express character.

NCES.(GRADE APPROPRIATE).TA.C.1.3 Understand how to transform stories into written dialogue.

NCES.(GRADE APPROPRIATE).TA.C.2.1 Use improvisation to present a variety of simple stories or situations.

NCES.(GRADE APPROPRIATE).TA.C.2.2 Interpret stories from given texts by acting them out.

Strand: Culture NCES.(GRADE APPROPRIATE).TA.CU.1 Analyze theatre in terms of the social, historical and cultural contexts in which it was created.

NCES.(GRADE APPROPRIATE).TA.CU.1.1 Use theatre arts to illustrate how people express themselves differently.

NCES.(GRADE APPROPRIATE).TA.CU.1.2 Identify the cultural/historical contexts of stories that are acted out.

NCES.(GRADE APPROPRIATE).TA.CU.2 Understand the traditions, roles, and conventions of theatre as an art form.

NCES.(GRADE APPROPRIATE).TA.CU.2.1 Understand how to attend to others when they are sharing.

NCES.(GRADE APPROPRIATE).TA.CU2.2 Recognize the role of the director or acting coach.

Strand: Analysis NCES.(GRADE APPROPRIATE).TA.A.1 Analyze literary texts and performances.

NCES.(GRADE APPROPRIATE).TA.A.1.1 Recall the basics parts of a story, such as characters, setting, and events.

NCES,(GRADE APPROPRIATE).TA.A.1.2 Analyze events in relationship to the setting where they take place in formal and informal productions.

Qualifications

Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Cancellation Policy

Planet Improv Educational Services, LLC and Planet Improv, Inc. are overjoyed to reschedule session(s) at your educators/schools/administrators convenience at no additional charge.