amelia kriss collaborative

Therapeutic Theatre

therapeutic theatre

The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.
— Muriel Rukeyser

Drama therapy & Self Revelatory performance

Drama therapy is a unique healing modality that harnesses the power of performance, role play, and narrative to support insight, empowerment, and transformation. 

My background is in acting, playwriting, and creative arts therapy, and I believe deeply in the power of our storieswhat it means to tell them, witness them, and transform them.  I work as a director, and also as a consultant for discovery-oriented arts projects of all kinds.

As a director, I help shape original performance pieces for individuals working to connect with more presence, power, and peace. For more information about my work or to talk about a project, just reach out.

One of my early experiences as a drama therapist was at San Quentin Prison, where I had the opportunity to work alongside the "Men in Blue" as they took on Shakespeare and created autobiographical theatre based on their own lives.