Even in a global pandemic, students continue to face challenges with relationship-building, bullying and systemic racism. Book Rehearsal for Life’s team of teaching artists to work with your school or community group in the Re: Action Assembly format to build community and enhance dialogue on difficult issues. Assemblies run 60 minutes, and curriculum is available for 4-12th grades.

Our Urban Improv ensemble and students at the Groton School share a virtual laugh through Zoom’s chat function. Screenshot by Emily Duggan, October 2020.

Our virtual and interactive Re: Action Assembly model promotes three key social emotional skills: social awareness, responsible decision-making and relationship skills. The intersection of Urban Improv’s interactive scenes and live discussions reinforce pro-social behaviors, while giving participants the opportunity to learn, reflect, practice and share.

Pick from two options:

Re: Action Assemblies foster community! Delivered virtually, our teaching artists lead interactive and inventive theater-based games and activities that build peer connections through shared experience and joy.

Re: Action Assemblies ignite dialogue! Choose from topics including peer pressure, bystander action and intervention, cyberbullying, anti-racism and gender equity. Watching original short videos featuring our teaching artists, at a pivotal moment, the action is frozen, and students jump in as characters to resolve conflicts, promote equity or support a friend.  

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What our partners say:

The Urban Improv Assembly gets a very positive response from both the students and the faculty. Urban Improv’s method allows our students to share their perspectives and participate in a fun, informative, and memorable way. They reference the assembly throughout the school year.

Sarah Herman, Head of School, Our Sisters’ School

You are our favorite partnership. We have a lot of partners, but this one is the best.

Anonymous, 2016/2017 Partner School Principal

Urban Improv ignited a dialogue and students continued to discuss and dissect the dilemma after the Assembly ended. To me, this is a sign of success.

Anonymous, School Administrator

Schools and organizations we have worked with:

Elementary & Middle Schools

  • Ambrose Elementary School
  • Boston Renaissance Charter Public School
  • Boston Teachers Union School
  • Buckingham Browne & Nichols
  • Charles River School
  • Dale Street School
  • Driscoll School
  • East Somerville Community School
  • Frederick Middle School
  • Hale Elementary
  • Hanscom Middle School
  • Heath School
  • International School of Boston
  • John F. Kennedy Elementary
  • Lila G. Fredericks Pilot Middle School
  • Mission Hill K-8 School
  • Murphy K-8 School
  • Nashoba Brooks
  • Our Sisters School
  • Ralph Wheelock School
  • Smith Leadership Charter School (Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy)
  • The Park School
  • The Pike School
  • Wellesley Middle School
  • Weston Middle School

Organizations

  • Boston Center for Youth and Families
  • Boys & Girls Club of Boston
  • Duxbury Council on Aging
  • Germaine Lawrence
  • Islamic Center of Boston
  • McLean Hospital
  • ProjectME
  • Winchester Multicultural Network

Colleges & Universities

  • Babson College
  • Harvard University
  • Lesley University
  • Mount Ida College
  • Simmons College

High Schools

  • Arlington School
  • Beaver Country Day School
  • Bedford High School
  • Belmont High School
  • Belmont Hill School
  • Berwick Academy
  • Boston Arts Academy
  • Boston Green Academy
  • Boston Latin Academy
  • Brimmer and May School
  • Cambridge School of Weston
  • Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School
  • English High School
  • Excel High School
  • Gann Academy
  • German International School
  • Governor Dummer Academy
  • Groton School
  • Landmark School
  • Madison Park High School
  • Maimonides School
  • Milton Academy
  • Newton North High School
  • O’Bryant High School
  • St. John’s Preparatory School
  • St. Marks School
  • TechBoston Academy
  • Thayer Academy
  • The Rivers School
  • Winsor School
  • Worcester Academy

Outside New England

  • Aspen Country Day, Aspen, CO
  • Facing History and Ourselves, New York City
  • Herbert Hoover School, Glendale, CA
  • Life After Trauma Organization, Philadelphia, PA
  • Perkiomen School, Philadelphia, PA
  • Positive Nature, Washington, DC