Magical Experiences Arts Company Uses Theater's Emotional Power To Touch Disabled | WYPR

Magical Experiences Arts Company Uses Theater's Emotional Power To Touch Disabled

Sep 7, 2016

Magical Experiences Art Company founder Joanne Margolius in a 2015 production of The Faerie Queene.
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Joanne Lewis Margolius is the founder and director of the Magical Experiences Arts Company (MEAC), a Baltimore-based arts organization that for 30 years has been presenting workshops and programs for disabled children, using theater arts to address areas of emotional conflict.   This therapeutic theater group works at places like the Maryland School for the Blind, the Delrey School, which works with children suffering from traumatic brain injuries, and the Copper Ridge Center, which works with adults in the late stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia.  Joanne Lewis Margolius joins Tom in the studio to describe the power of Emotional Stimulation Therapy, MEAC's unique, sensory alternative to traditional drama therapy.