ACT NOW! is now part of
Cutchins Programs for Children and Families
bringing our MOVIExperience® to more youth than ever before!
Summer 2013 Playshops:
Amherst - July 15 - 19
Greenfield - August 5 - 9
Northampton - August 12 - 16
Movies rule! In fact, audio-visual images hold great influence over society today.
When passive viewers of movies and TV become active makers of this powerful medium, an important shift takes place. When an improvised movie is created entirely by the cast, it is an engaging and fun activity for everyone involved, and is especially appealing to adolescents. Because all players have a stake in the outcome, the process itself encourages problem solving and teamwork. The end result reveals hidden capacities and talents in everyone involved. In simple, informative steps, a coach guides participants through the thrilling experience of improvising, creating and filming a movie in just one to five days.
Our unique MOVIExperience process is fun, easy, and accessible to all, yet has an indelible, positive impact on participants. Research has shown these effects to be most impressive in adolescent girls. That’s because the MOVIExperience helps participants find their own voice. It teaches new skills, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork. If the MOVIExperience is informed by a relevant social issue or health topic, such as bullying, nutrition, body image, or drug, tobacco and/or alcohol intervention, it is also an ideal way for young people to learn about these subjects.
Bringing an ACT NOW! MOVIExperience workshop to your school, group, or organization offers many benefits. Whether the group is single-sex or mixed, adolescents or adults, participants will discover their creativity, uncover hidden talents and boost their confidence and self esteem. Since the MOVIExperience is a goal oriented and time limited process, it is also a perfect team-building exercise for groups of all kinds. Because the workshop teaches improvisation and role-playing, participants can more easily extend beyond their usual comfort zones and express themselves in new ways. What starts out being a fun activity often ends up becoming a transformative experience.