Psychodrama–utilizing dramatic movement and role-playing as a form of therapy–was first developed as a psychological technique in the 1920s, and is still practiced around the globe today. In an attempt to catalogue the origins of this field, Jonathan Moreno has written a “well researched” (Publisher’s Weekly) biography of the pioneering mind who first introduced this technique–his father, J.L. Moreno. Part cultural study, part ode to a beloved father, Impromptu Man outlines the many contributions J.L. Moreno made throughout this lifetime. Moreno will examine the far-reaching influences of his father’s work–including the early groundwork for modern day social media networks–and impart the wisdom we can all take away from his father’s creative brilliance. Moreno is a University of Pennsylvania professor and Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress.
Presented by: Town Hall and University Book Store, as part of The Seattle Science Lectures.
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