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Volunteers Needed! Volunteer Description for "Acting for the Disabled" "Acting and Improvisation" (Drama for the Disabled) City College of San Francisco Dept. of Disabled Students Spring Semester 2011 CRN # 45002 10:00am-11:45am CRN # 45785 12:00-1:4... Read more
Classes are 1.5-2 hours, beginning with a group physical warm up. This is followed by theater games related to the theme of the class. Classes will include a lot of partner and small group work with a focus on improvisation, short scenes and possible short scripted work.
The students in the class have a range of disabilities from mobility, developmental, hearing, vision impairments and some psychiatric disabilities. Additionally, there are staff and volunteers who attend and support the students. Ages of students range from 17 to people in there 60's.
Volunteers need not be actors or have experience acting, just a desire to participate and have fun. At the end of the semester there will be an informal presentation for family and friends.
Volunteer duties could include: participating in warm ups and modeling, pairing up with students and assisting in small movement or acting scenes, setting up AV equipment, and modeling scenes with the instructor (depending on the level of comfort and experience of the volunteer).
Volunteers are welcome to assist with one or both classes and are welcome to visit initially to see if it's a good match. Feel free to contact the instructor with questions. This is a fun, participatory and potentially life changing experience for both the volunteers and the participants in the class.
These classes are free to the public and non-credit and open to anyone, with or without disabilities.
by Theresa A. from Campbell, CA
I realy enjoyed my time volunteering with Judy and the rest of the team. The environment is welcoming and relaxed for students and volunteers alike. The curriculum was engaging, the other volunteers and the students were creative and fun, and I really enjoyed seeing the students express themselves. Additionally, the curriculum builds on itself to an end goal/product, which is quite satisfying for all who participate in it. Judy is a great leader who is fun, professional, and talented. And if you have some serious sign language or theater skills, you will be of even more use. This is a great way to spend your time.