Learn about the healing powers of comedy improv to help make sick children in hospitals smile and laugh with local non-profit, Funny Bones Improv. Participant applications for the Ha!Spital specialist training sessions that will teach you how to bring joy to kids and families during difficult times are due Friday (Feb. 21).
For more information please refer to the following press release by Funny Bones Improv:
Funny Bones Improv, a local non-profit, is launching it’s Ha!Spital Improv Specialist training this spring; a program that teaches comedy improvisation with a healing purpose. Applications are available starting February 1 and will be accepted through February 21, with the program commencing on Wednesday March 12. Participants do not need any previous improvisation experience to support and participate in this mission to bring laughter to hospitals.
The 10-week training program, running March 12 through May 14, will teach participants the basics of comedy improvisation focusing on games to be performed in hospitals for sick children. The organization is looking for committed, dedicated, high energy, fun, outgoing individuals with a sense of humor, plus the sensitivity and social skills to work with kids and families who are going through a difficult time. For more specific details and how to get involved, please visit our website at www.funnybonesimprov.com.
Funny Bones Improv has served up smiles to more than 3,000 children in hospitals, giving them a great time and letting them forget about serious illnesses. Funny Bones Improv has been performing in New Orleans for over four years, every single month, bringing hope, laughter and friendship to sick children. Each month, the group performs four shows in New Orleans, at Ochsner Medical Center, Children’s Hospital, and the Tulane Hospital for Children. To see a room light up with the laughter of a child who has to be in the hospital is truly precious.