The "Play-in-a-Day" workshop is a powerful way to bring diverse people together and build a committed group to jump start change campaigns. Organizations and communities use Play-in-a-Day to address focused issues such as affordable housing, racial reconciliation, etc. Evaluation data shows Story Bridge workshops are highly effective in enabling deep bonding, open collaboration and real action.
True personal stories are transformed into life-changing theater. It builds community capacity from within and across boundaries. Research has shown remarkable impact of Story Bridge community performances. The evaluation data of a 2016 program in Beijing, China shows as much as a 20% increase in individual ability for conflict resolution, 30% increase in self-confidence, and 41% increase in community engagement. Click the link below to learn more about the method and projects
An evidence-based, youth-driven intergenerational Story Bridge curriculum informed by decades of experience and rooted in research. In an intergenerational environment, students learn critical social-emotional skills and methods to cultivate a healthy relationship with oneself and others. The pilot program was funded by U.S. Department of Justice. Click the button below to learn more.
Partnering with the award-winning Intergenerational School in Cleveland, OH, the project convened a global conversation around education and health.
Harmony in the Hills
An intergenerational youth program funded by the U.S. Department of Justice. Youth, adults, and elders of Clay County, KY engaged in powerful peace and community building. Evaluation found remarkable improvement on the social emotional well-being of the youth.
Lopez Community Land Trust
Invited by the award-winning Lopez Community Land Trust, the "Play-in-a-Day" workshop brought diverse groups together to chart pathways for affordable housing and sustainable agriculture.
Central District Seattle
In this rapidly gentrifying community, the "Play-in-a-Day" workshop created a level ground and sacred space to honor the community. The dynamic Story Bridge day was followed by a second day of collective visioning and action planning for inclusive community development.
For over a decade, community leaders, artists, nonprofit and government administrators, students and faculty come from around the world to attend this annual conference and learn the Story Bridge method.
Building Creative Communities
This play in Abbeville, LA, brought together people across different ages, cultures, races and more. In the process they discovered their oneness as a community, and interdependence with nature.