Someone Else's Shoes

  • Someone Else's Shoes Empathy Skills

    Imagination Theater’s newest program offering, created in 2016, is the perfect link between Ease the Tease 2.0 and Take a Stand.
    Empathy is a vital part of healthy communities and learning environments. It’s also a skill that needs to be nurtured and practiced. Imagination Theater’s participatory scenes provide audience members opportunities to try on someone else’s shoes, identify a variety of emotions, make connections with their peers, and demonstrate compassion. Imagination Theater has again collaborated with Judy S. Freedman, LCSW (2011 Illinois School Social Worker of the Year) to help students and their families discover that when we walk in someone else’s shoes, we walk together.
    Parents and guardians are key players in empathy development and training! Learn more about Ms. Freedman’s parent and guardian presentations here.
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      45-50 Minutes
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    • Thank you so much to…everyone at Imagination Theater—the performance yesterday was fantastic and a perfect cap to our event. The cast engaged the audience beautifully, and imploring the audience to “Make a Difference” went over extremely well with our group who was there to celebrate Make a Difference! The Harvey L. Miller Family Youth Exhibition.

      Amanda Friedeman
      Harvey L. Miller Family Youth Educator
      Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center