Exploring the benefits and impact of participation in improv comedy and lived experiences on anxiety

I am a PhD student at the Tizard Centre in the University of Kent. My project is about exploring the benefits and impact for autistic people using improv comedy training on anxiety and their lives.
I would like to see if you could help share the information about my upcoming studies. In this email, I wish to mention the first one.

This study aims to explore anxiety and lived experiences between autistic and non-autistic people with improv comedy training and/or involvement. Participants will be asked about:

• their life experiences before and after participating in improv comedy;
• what makes an improviser easy to improvise with;
• fitting into the world;
• and their thoughts about the benefits of improv (if any).

This does mean improv theatre and comedy, and not theatre that may use some improvisation. I hope this will help as a distinction in who I am seeking. I have attached a full information sheet and consent form as a pdf.

Many thanks,

Nathan Keates BA (Hons) PGCE MA | PhD Researcher | Tizard Centre, University of Kent, Cornwallis East, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NF

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