This paper describes systematic observation, research, and analysis of Laughter for a Change (L4C)’s 2011–2012 after-school improv workshop, revealing the program’s multiple impacts. Our data suggest that improvising creates a “safe space,” a supportive context in which participants feel empowered to take risks and play freely.
Felt, L. J., & Greenberg, E. (2013). Changing Through Laughter with “Laughter for a Change”. Occasional Paper Series, 2013 (30). Retrieved from http://educate.bankstreet.edu/occasional-paper-series/vol2013/iss30/8