Creative Expression

In addition to visual arts, creative opportunities include written drama workshops, drama, Improv, music, guitar, drumming/percussion, piano, and dance.

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Participants in music and drama hold at least one public performance each year.

L.A. GOAL Members produced three original plays, each starting with a written drama workshop and ending with a full theatrical play in professional theaters.

Advocates and Love is a story about self-advocacy, advocates, and love. It is currently in production after two preview performances at the Ivy Substation, home of The Actor’s Gang, in 2014.

Storyboards showcased the Member’s book Disabled Fables: Aesop’s Fables Illustrated and Re-told by Adults with Developmental Disabilities by showing Members “pitching” stories from the book to a “jaded Hollywood producer.” L.A. GOAL artists created props for the play, which included animals from Aesop’s Fables.

Talking Vanities, the Member’s first original play, explored the conversations we all have in front of the bathroom mirror. L.A. GOAL artists created props for the play. L.A. GOAL Members performed the play for the entire student body and faculty at the Brentwood School.

In addition to having fun, creative opportunities dramatically improve self-awareness, self-esteem, critical thinking, communication, and fine/gross motor skills.

We’d like to thank the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts for their generous support of our Music Therapy programs.

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