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From Theater for Change production Consent, Dissent, Reinvent


The use of drama as therapy fosters liberation, expansion and perspective. Drama therapy invites us to stretch our conception of who we are and experience our intrinsic connection with others

- from Acting for Real by Renee Emunah, Drama Therapy Program Founder and Director 

Jenna Ricci, PDT student testimonial

"CIIS is a warm, welcoming community full of brilliant and passionate individuals. I am already experiencing profound growth. The unwavering support and compassion from both my cohort and my professors makes me feel genuinely accepted and celebrated for who I am."
- Jenna Ricci, current student

Katsie Llave, PDT student testimonial

"After attending my first Info session at CIIS, I immediately knew that uprooting my life in the Philippines would be worth it. Now in my second month in the program, I am already overwhelmed by how much I have learned. I had no idea how much a positive, creative, and thinking environment would invigorate me. I feel tender from the openness and depth of each experience, but also strengthened and inspired by how I am being encouraged to think and jump in with my whole heart."  
- Katsie Llave, current student

Uriel Wolfe-Blank, PDT student testimonial

"The drama therapy program at CIIS was exactly what I needed to work dynamically and creatively with a larger purpose of doing work that is really needed in the world. I appreciate how drama therapy unlocks the unlimited possibilities with our imagination."  
- Uriel Wolfe-Blank, Class of 2021

Alumni in Action

Get inspired by their stories.

An interview with Drama Therapy alumna Grace Walcott about her documentary, “River of Life LGBTQ+”

An interview with CIIS alumna Tova Abelson about her recent publication of the Whole Health Card Deck, which helps users connect to six key facets of wellness

Alumna Dr. Shefali Tsabary shares how CIIS' Drama Therapy program sent her on a journey of self-awareness and introspection