Insight Improv Lab

Coaching Psolodrama


SPECIAL NOTICE: Next month's Lab, on August 9, will be a virtual workshop that anyone can participant in, via the web. (See below for details.)

Dear Friends,

Psolodrama is designed to give the psoloist complete autonomy, relatively free from the influence of the peer witness or therapist.

But with this freedom comes responsibility: the psoloist is actor, director, playwright, and self-therapist all rolled into one. Not only does psolodrama demand spontaneity as an improviser, it also requires the psoloist to be present, focused, and not thrown off by doubt, fear, or confronting strong emotions.

Coaching can help.

Especially for someone new to psolodrama, a witness experienced in the practice and acting as a coach can provide simple and clear guidance, helping the psoloist refocus and return to action. By listening carefully and coaching only when requested, the witness/coach can strengthen the sense of safety and support necessary for the psoloist to explore deeply.

For July's Insight Improv Lab, we'll practice coaching psolodrama in pairs and as a group, discussing the principles of spare and effective coaching.

Please join us this Sunday, July 12th, from 3:30-7:00pm. This will be a fun and active session -- and completely free -- don't miss it!

Looking forward to seeing you there,


p.s. -- If you are new to psolodrama, you are welcome to join us! Please contact us in advance 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 "Coaching Psolodrama:"

* Read the final draft of "Witnessing Psolodrama:"

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







August 9, 2015:  Psolodrama Alone

For August's Lab we have an opportunity to try something new: a "virtual workshop" that you can join from anywhere in the world, and participate right from your own home.

Doing psolodrama alone -- without a witness -- can be an unexpectedly moving and satisfying experience, an opportunity to express oneself in a completely uncensored way, as well as to reflect on life challenges and gain new insight.

The 2-hour virtual Lab on August 9 is planned for 10am-12noon EDT so that participants outside of Boston -- not only throughout the US and Canada but also internationally -- can join as well.

We will connect via the web (and optionally by telephone), review the practice of psolodrama and tips for doing it alone, and then take time off-line to practice psolodrama individually in our own homes, before reconnecting to share our experiences.

We look forward to hearing your voice on the call. More information on how to join will follow in early August -- please save the date!




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, July 12, 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 --


July 12
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."