Drama for Recovery II courses provide a safe space

Drama classes using therapeutic techniques for people 19 and over recovering from addiction will again be offered this spring by The Edge Theater Company from January 16 to March 20.

The Drama for Individuals in Recovery II course is a continuation of the course originally offered last fall, but welcomes new students in addition to those who continue.

The class will meet every Sunday from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

“The Drama for People in Recovery course provides the student with a safe place to process their emotions and feelings,” says Sean Allen Jones, course instructor and member of the theater and recovery communities.

“Acting skills and storytelling connect the recovering individual with a set of tools for sharing their experience, strength and hope with others. “

Jones, originally from Lubbock, is a member of SAG / AFTRA and has been an Los Angeles-based actor for over 20 years.

The course program will apply different acting techniques such as role playing, directing and improvisation to help students tell their stories. The main emphasis will be on scripted and original stage work for the students.

The Edge’s educational programming seeks to develop and serve diverse populations.

The cost is $ 15 per course or 10 courses for $ 100 if fully paid at the start of the spring semester, January 16.

Classes will be held at the Boston Avenue Playhouse, home of The Edge, 4228 Boston Ave.

Interested students can register by sending an email to [email protected] with their contact details.