Urban Improv, an interactive program for young people that uses structured improvisational theater to teach violence prevention, conflict resolution and decision-making, hosted Boston’s Police Commissioner William Evans at their Youth Unscripted program on Thursday, December 3, at English High School in Jamaica Plain.
Youth Unscripted uses an interactive drama curriculum as a medium for change. Teens draw from real life experiences and learn to craft and act in their own dramas. For Commissioner Evans’ visit, students focused on how to appropriately interact with authority figures, including police officers. With the Urban Improv educators, and the help of a few Boston Police officers from District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) students created and acted in scenes that allowed them to explore how to have positive interactions with authority figures and discussed other options to violence in their communities.
For more information about Urban Improv go to www.urbanimprov.org.