Perspectives is an on ongoing series of interviews and check-ins with recipients of our Artist Research and Development Grant (ARDG). Today we speak with 2017 ARDG recipient Amy Carpenter and her creative partner Stacey Reed Hanlon.

Conducted Stories Improv, a new program devised by Phoenix-based teaching artists Amy Carpenter and Stacey Reed Hanlon, uses improvisational theatre techniques to help teens on the autism spectrum develop social and communication skills. In January 2017, Carpenter was awarded an Artist Research and Development Grant in support of this work. This past spring Carpenter and Hanlon conducted the first round of their workshops. A second round will be held this Fall.

Recently, we spoke with Carpenter and Hanlon about their work.

If you have a teen on the autism spectrum who might be interested or benefit from these workshops, you can register at www.conductedstories.com/workshops or email conductedstories@gmail.com.


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