Improbable Players - dedicated to teaching about addiction prevention and the reality of recovery through performances and theater workshops with real people in real stories: all the young actors are in long-term recovery and all the plays have been written over the years from their experience, strength and hope.
Educators said, "The messages that the play conveyed were truly inspirational and allowed students the opportunity to grapple with issues so often carried in secret. We are building on the messages you delivered!"
"On a scale of 1-10, I give your performance at 11. This was the best ever - not too preachy, not too edgy, the perfect mix. The impact of the actors' stories is what made the entire production. Anyone can memorize lines and perform, but the fact that the actors are in recovery is what gives the performance its educational merit."
"It was truly amazing how an entire room full of adolescents was silent and riveted throughout the entire performance. This was clearly due to the fact that the information the Players were presenting was relatable, and extremely entertaining."
And from young people in the audience: "It shows that these things do happen in real life –it is not like people are making it up to scare you." - "The play showed me that drugs can crush your dreams in a blink of an eye." - "They really had a personal connection to the play, and it was emotional." - "It encouraged me not to do drugs." "It was real life problems and how to help someone."