Applying "Yes and...", the golden rule of improvisation, to Restorative Theatre in the juvenile justice system
This week in our volunteer feature series, "It Takes a Village", we celebrate Joe Hickman. Joe believed in us and in our mission at a time where our village was so small, it might not have even qualified as a village!
In order for a non-profit to impact its community, it takes a village. Over the next year, we are going to feature our village of volunteers who shape Mirror Image Arts through their time, talent, and expertise. Since 2014, Stacey Jensen has volunteered more than 550 hours through legal support, advocacy, and fundraising.
By Sabrina Bovay, member of Board of Directors and previous Board Chair As 2018 wraps up, I wanted to share a reflection on my time with Mirror Image Arts. I’ve been a part of this non-profit organization for four years. I started as a volunteer to help a friend. In short time, I realized how […]
Dear Andrea and all the amazing contributors at Mirror Image Arts, My name is Erin Mead and I am a mother of two boys, Dylan and Brady. I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for everything you do each day to make this world a better place for mine and so […]
By Erin Jorgenson, Mirror Image Arts Founder A few months ago Mirror Image Art’s fearless leader Andrea Rabold called me to tell me that MIA is 10 years old this year. The first thing I said when she told me that was “you and I have been friends for 10 years?!” After we hung up […]
By Maya Osterman VanGrack We are so proud that “Restorative Theatre” is now a part of Mirror Image Arts’ program offerings. The following story provides a sneak peak into the five years it has taken to build this program and the impact it has on the social-emotional well being of both staff and participants. From […]
The other day Maya, our Program Manager, shared an experience she had with high schoolers during a program. She was facilitating an activity with them called “The Great Game of Power”. We use this activity to explore a particular group’s dynamics, perceptions, and experiences around power. Her story had quite an impact on me. I […]
David Molnar has been a part of the Mirror Image Arts team for the past 4 years. As our pro-bono evaluation specialist he has deepened our work by helping us track and prove that youth who participate in our program have cognitive empathy growth. He also continuously pushes us to think in new and innovative […]
By Mitch Marquez, miARTS Teaching Artist I’m very lucky to have stumbled upon Mirror Image Arts. I wasn’t looking for anything even in this realm of work. I wasn’t really looking for work in theater, I definitely wasn’t looking for anything having to do with education or working with people in the community. I was […]