SENSE Theatre

SENSE Theatre is a peer-mediated intervention program for youth 10 to 16 years of age with autism spectrum disorder. Program participants are paired with trained actors over the course of 10 sessions culminating with two public performances. The goal is to improve the social and emotional functioning of the participants through theater techniques and performances.

“SENSE Theatre teaches a number of skills, but the ones we are particularly interested in are the ability to enhance social communication, the ability to engage in to and fro conversation, and also have a better ability to perceive the emotions the thoughts and behaviors of others,” said Bythe Corbett, SENSE Theatre’s founder and director. “Many individuals with ASD tend to be a little more rigid in the way they perceive the world… and the theater allows us to expand our repertoire and be a bit more flexible with how to engage with others.”

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