Adam Blatner
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Other Anti-Bullying Programs

Posted on October 12, 2012 at 5:07pm 0 Comments

Becca Greene-van-Horn leads a group called "Act Smart" up in New  England.

 She uses a teen theatre group to illustrate relevant teen issues, but

primarily anti-bullying strategies. We have worked hard to gain some

recognition, so this article means a lot.

Point here is that there are a number of…


Add Psychodrama!

Posted on July 18, 2012 at 7:33am 0 Comments

I suggest adding psychodramatic techniques to the repertoire of skills for insight, communications and problem solving for those using applied improvisation approaches in various settings.

It begins with something familiar to most people in this field: Make creativity a value and a possibility, an expectation for people as they address their problems or challenges in life. It’s an invigorating myth, a sense of open-endedness that contrasts with the 20th century’s education model…


Networking with Related Fields

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 9:43am 0 Comments

I am eager to make connections and have you help me make more connections! I want to

1. Help AIN make contacts with other related fields, such as

 - drama therapy

 - psychodrama  (both of which have some people who want to take applied improv into many fields and their vision transcends "therapy" per se

- drama and theatre in education (three organizations)--- but as education moves toward working with college age, adults, and seniors,  the method expands in new…


Action for Interactive and Improvisational Drama

Posted on January 7, 2011 at 7:04am 0 Comments

One of my interests is promoting the use of interactive drama as a kind of laboratory for learning and exploring. One of my roots is in Moreno’s method of psychodrama, used mainly as psychotherapy, but applicable to other contexts. I’ve written about this and applied theatre elsewhere .

Recently on email, I was told by David Kaye, an Associate Professor… Continue

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At 12:33pm on March 29, 2014, Markus Lothar Fourier said…

Hello Adam, I'm not from Georgetown or even from USA, I'm from Brazil, but I work with improvisation, theatre games, psychodrama and sociodrama. I'm part of Improvida - applied improvisation ( Our wbesite is only in portuguese, but we are working in the translation for english.
Recently I read a realy good article that you wrote about Moreno, Psychodrama and Improvisation, so I decided to get in touch with you. I hope to have a chance do meet you at the conference, in Austin.Congratulations for your excelent work.
Cheers, Markus

At 9:02am on September 28, 2012, Jeffrey Arterburn said…

Sorry for taking so long.  The idea of improv fostering a life philosophy is kind of a really big one.  For me it interacts with every facet of my life, whether it be mundane daily interactions with people all the way to political philosophy and being integrated with and informative to my theological beliefs and positions.  What I have tried to do is generate an integrated understanding of these things through following through on the implications of what happens when a small group of people do improv together and figuring out what that could mean if its principles and practices are more broadly accepted and applied.  That's the very basic version.  I'm happy to elaborate further or talk more about it, but it could get pretty long.


Jeff Arterburn

At 3:47pm on August 20, 2012, Alan Caramatti said…

Hi Adam,

Thanks for reaching out here on the AIN site.  I apologize for not getting back with you earlier.  I hope you make some great connections at the AIN conference.  Unfortunately I won't be there -- otherwise I'd make a point of talking with you in person about psychodrama and other helpful methods and experiments!  I suppose my BA in psychology was a tip-off that I was intent on adventuring into the mind's depths in one way or another.  I see that you have your own website; I'll be sure to take a look at it, and maybe connect with you through it.  And hopefully I'll see you at next year's AIN conference, if not before!


Al Caramatti

At 6:33am on August 15, 2012, James Simpson said…

Hi Adam,

Thank you for your message.  I've been starting a family and working to support them so haven't had much time to pursue improv in the last few years.  I did a physical theatre program a few years ago and discovered Contact Improvisation, which I fell in love with.  I'd love to one day take my interest further but with baby three on the way in December I think there won't be much time between family and work.  I'm really interested in what you're doing and tuned in for a few minutes to one of your lectures online.  I've found contact improv really freeing and I believe the practice of play with improv frameworks is a great way to free people from negative or destructive constraints of culture or personal blindnesses.  I'm really not much of a philosopher so lack the vocabulary to go into great depth, but am certainly interested.


At 2:07pm on July 30, 2012, Bil Chott said…

Adam, I got your comment. I guess I have to update my profile here. I've moved back to Pasadena from St. Louis. But I'll be happy to share my thoughts. Perhaps we can skype or something soon.

At 1:36pm on July 30, 2012, Gary Michael said…

Hi Adam,

I've found a good deal of information perusing the academic journals and using the academic library search engines. My biggest interest is using improv and theatrical skills to simply be present for the business at hand...whatever it may be.


At 1:44pm on July 24, 2012, Jeff Wirth said…

Hi Adam,

Long time, no chat.  I'm now living in NYC where I'm designing and directing interactive performance experiences.  Details can be found at  I'm glad to hear that you are still moving forward with your work.  I won't be at the AIN conference this year.  Hope you have a good time there.


At 4:24am on July 18, 2012, Lenny Ravich said…

Hi Adam: I don't even know where Fritz Perls was buried. Yes, we facilitated a few workshops in Singapore and Hong Kong as well as in Europe. I failed to see your post on our website. I have a Hebrew/English website as well: and my email is


At 7:38pm on July 17, 2012, Lois Foster said…

Adam, am delighted to hear from you. I have thought of all kinds of creative ways to work with the incarcerated and ex-offenders to enhance their lives and empower them to lead more productive and fulfilling lives. Haven't gotten much support in these endeavors with the adult correctional population in the Chicago area. I have been looking for some feedback and possible collaboration in these areas. Please tell me a little more about what you are suggesting.



At 11:54am on July 17, 2012, Lenny Ravich said…

Hi Adam: I used to be into the teaching of psychodrama and was well connected. Not so much any more. I have also closed shop on Gestalt in 2004 and have started facilitating workshops on Positive Psychology and applied improvisation. S

ee my global website: How can I be of help?  


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