Easterseals of Arkansas’ Center for Training and Wellness
The development of Easterseals: The Master’s Minds took a lot of preparation. The students developed the characters, dialogue, scene location, plot, obstacles and final outcome of the play. They used their imaginations and freedom to experience (and share) their creativity, risk taking, team building, and many other skills provided through Drama Therapy. The development of this play is proof that Drama Therapy provides many positive elements, especially teamwork and encouragement.
Epilepsy Education and Group Support (E.E.G.S.)
Peyton taught a Drama Therapy workshop for E.E.G.S, an Arkansas based epilepsy support group. We focused on expressing emotions in a healthy manner, leadership, teamwork, and other important life skills. Here’s just a few photos from our workshop!
Playback Theatre Troupe, Kansas State University
The photos above represent a live performance as part of a Playback Theatre course at Kansas State University (KSU). The course was taught under the instruction of Randy Mulder, RDT/BCT. The photos were taken by Fatmah Al-Qadfan, the Marketing Director for the School for Music, Theatre, and Dance at KSU.
2016 NADTA Conference, Seattle, Art Project
Peyton’s art project was featured at the 2016 North American Drama Therapy Conference (NADTA) in Seattle, WA. The theme of the conference was “Sunshine Under the Umbrella,” featuring the importance of play in everyone’s life. Thus, Peyton’s project was designed as follows:
Outside Umbrella represents Emotional Struggles
- There was a wooden box, note cards, and pens placed next to the umbrella. The attendees were encouraged to write down any struggles they were currently experiencing and place them inside the box, releasing any negativity.
Under Umbrella represents Inner Strengths
- Once negative emotions were released, attendees could choose any color of PLAY(doh) that represented positive emotions they would like to experience. Attendees could choose more than one color and change them throughout the day/conference. The purpose of the exhibit is to acknowledge one’s positive creativity and PLAY(doh) with it!