Insight Improv Lab

Further Exploration with Psolodrama



Dear Friends,

Even more fun than doing psolodrama is doing sung psolodrama.

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 -- and, as always, free of charge. Don't miss it!

Looking forward to seeing you there,

p.s. -- If you are new to psolodrama, you are welcome to join us! See below for reading 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)


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.


New chapters available:

* Read and comment on the draft of "Further Exploration with Psolodrama:"
* Read the final draft of "Coaching Psolodrama:"
* For more info on the Insight Improv Lab and Book, including workshop dates and links to all chapters, please visit:



October 11, 2015: Working with Individuals

Beginning with October's Lab, we will be exploring Part IV of the Insight Improv book, looking at applications in a variety of settings, including individual therapy and group workshops, theater processes, international programs and activities for children.

The first chapter, "Working with Individuals," explains how concepts and activities from Insight Improv can be applied in individual psychotherapy.

In my private practice, I use Insight Improv to foster growth and change by combining four different modalities: talk, meditation, drama therapy, and coaching.

In October's Lab, I will demonstrate this approach by conducting sample one-to-one Insight Improv therapy sessions, with Q&A and discussion following each.

This will be a chance not only for individuals to experience a short sample session, but also for the group to observe this approach to therapy in action, and reflect on it afterward.

Please join us October 11, 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 Details

* Sunday, Sep 13, 3:30-7:00pm
* Please arrive a little early as front entrance may be locked after we start.

* Cambridge Cohousing, 175 Richdale Ave, Cambridge, MA
* 9-minute walk from Porter Sq. MBTA Red Line station
* Free street parking on Sundays -- no permit needed

* Please dress to move, in loose, comfortable clothes.
* Optional: water bottle, journal & pen

Please Note: 
* In order to help create a safe therapeutic container, 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 -- 

September 13
Cambridge, MA

"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."