“Making known the gifts of people with intellectual disabilities.” Improv is a unique tool to deepen the rich relationship between patient and provider. It aids in the challenge that professional and support staff face to relate to patients and caregivers as individuals, and in this case, as fellow artists.
‘Improv at Daybreak’ provides a glimpse into the Monday morning Drama program at L’Arche Daybreak, an inclusive community for adults with intellectual disabilities in Richmond Hill, Ontario. The film features interviews with core members and assistants, and snippets of all of them having boatloads of fun together as they improvise their way through theatre games. Improv teacher Brian G. Smith shares with the group his experience as a member of Toronto’s famous ‘The Second City’ comedy theatre.