Schools & Libraries
Improv, unscripted theater, provides students of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds with the unique opportunity to connect, both with themselves and with others.
Through short and long form improvisational exercises and games, guided play, and mask work, Courtney cultivates an environment that fosters the spontaneous creation of self-expression, confidence, resiliency, flexibility, and humor…the social and emotional intelligences needed to navigate the challenges of growing up and making empowered, healthy decisions.
Courtney has over a decade of experience working and playing with grades K-12 in library, school, community and mental health settings.
What people are saying...
Courtney was instrumental in helping our library create a cohesive and active tween and teen advisory board over ten years ago. The program was such a success that we have continued to bring Courtney back each year to work with our young adult patrons. Courtney is fun, warm, and relatable…and a breeze to work with! Improv with Courtney continues to be our most requested and most talked about tween/teen series with raves from both the participants and their parents. We can’t imagine a YA calendar of events without Courtney’s improv on it!
- Irene Gillies
Director, Eldredge Public Library
Taking Courtney DePasquale’s summer improv classes as a teenager were some of my favorite childhood memories. She taught me the beauty of one’s imagination and taught me that regardless of age, I could cultivate my imagination and curiosity for my entire life. Her classes created a platform that helped me to express myself in ways I had never experienced before. She strengthened my confidence and imagination and simultaneously created a safe place of vulnerability and laughter.
- Nina B., Participant
Courtney brings her professional expertise, genuine appreciation for the dramatic arts and her incredible rapport with young children to light every time she steps into a classroom.
She is skilled at creating learning environments that support developmental diversity, inspire children's creativity, expression and confidence and encourage expectation and student success far beyond that found in more traditional educational instruction.
Courtney brings possibility to life for young children.
- Theresa Malone
Director, Monomoy Community Services