Insight Improv Lab

Psolodrama Alone


SPECIAL NOTICE: This month's Lab, on August 9, will be a virtual workshop that anyone can participant in, via the web.

Dear friends and colleagues,

This Sunday, August 9, the Insight Improv Lab will take to the web, offering a virtual workshop that anyone can attend, no matter where they are.

For our next workshop, on practicing "Psolodrama Alone," we will connect via the web, review the practice of psolodrama and tips for doing it solo, and then take time off-line to practice psolodrama individually, before reconnecting to share our experiences.

The workshop will be from 10am-12noon Eastern Time this Sunday, August 9. To connect, go to:

We are timing the workshop to make it possible for everyone -- from the West Coast of the US to Asia -- to take part (already 5 participants from Thailand have RSVP'd, among others).

More information on the workshop appears below.

Looking forward to hearing your voice on the call!



p.s. -- If you are new to psolodrama, you are welcome to join us! Please see below for ways to get up to speed prior to the Lab.


Joel Gluck, MEd, RDT
Registered Drama Therapist
+1-617-354-0722 land line
+1-617-401-5124 cell (urgent)





New chapters available:


* Read and comment on the draft of "Psolodrama Alone:"

* Read the final draft of "The Psolodrama Sharing Process:" 


* For more info on the Insight Improv Lab and Book, including workshop dates and links to all chapters, please visit:






September 13, 2015: Further Exploration with Psolodrama

Even more fun than doing psolodrama is doing *sung* psolodrama.

Sung psolodrama is, simply put, doing a psolodrama where everything is sung.

Something magical happens when the psoloist is not just speaking what a character is saying, but also singing it. Singing connects the psoloist with her deepest emotions, providing a powerful additional channel to express feelings and meaning through pitch, timbre, rhythm, poetic or rhyming lyrics, etc. 

Even if you cannot sing at all, just "aiming for singing" can produce strong results -- what may come out is a rap, a chant, a rhythmic delivery, something atonal. Our goal for this session, as always, is to create a safe and judgment-free space for everyone to explore.

For September's Insight Improv Lab, we will do an improvisational singing warm-up to get ready, and then practice sung psolodrama in pairs and as a group. This will be a fun, deep, and active session -- not to be missed!


Join us September 13, 3:30-7PM, Porter Sq, Cambridge, MA.



Joel Gluck, MEd, RDT is a drama therapist, meditator, theatre artist, and executive coach who offers individual and couple therapy, workshops, clinical training, and coaching for performers and professionals throughout the world. 


Insight Improv Lab 

...on the Web!


* This Sunday, August 9, 10AM-12Noon Eastern Time (7AM on the West Coast of the US, and 9PM in Thailand)
* Please connect to the call early to make sure your audio is working (there should be a title screen appearing in your browser and music playing prior to the call).

How to Connect:
* To connect, go to:

* It is strongly recommended to use the Google Chrome browser, to enable voice conferencing.
* Once you connect, click on the telephone icon in the upper left to join the conference call; you will be given a choice of connecting by internet or by phone.
* Your browser will display the slides accompanying our workshop.
What Else You Will Need:
* A space you can do psolodrama in: this can be a small bedroom or home office, ideally with no one else present, and no concerns about sound being overheard.

* Dress to move, in loose, comfortable clothes. 


If You Are New to Psolodrama:

* For a quick understanding of what psolodrama is and the basic elements, read "Psolodrama in Brief", a 2-page handout, here:

* Part III of the Insight Improv book contains a more detailed introduction to psolodrama: (scroll down to the table of chapters). Three chapters may be especially helpful: The Entryway to Psolodrama, The Practice of Psolodrama, and Psolodrama Examples.

Please Note: 

* In order to help create a safe therapeutic container for all, participants are asked to attend only if they can be present for the entire workshop.
* This workshop, although therapeutic in nature, is not a psychotherapy group. Participants must have the ability to hold and support their own emotional process.
* This session is appropriate for ages 21 and older.

Please contact us if you have any questions, or to learn more about the program.  


RSVP: Let us know you're coming by e-mail or on Facebook --


August 9
Eastern Time

"Thank you so much for your teaching and guidance here this help others become more whole and present in this journey of life. I will remember that I sang despite saying that I would not. I will remember how I returned to a brave part of myself. You really created an atmosphere that encouraged and cultivated courage. Anything is possible."