Integrated Improvisational Music & Drama with Billy Ayres

Thursday, April 20, 4:30 pm – 6 pm
Darien Library Community Room
All ages welcome

SEPAC and Darien Library are excited to present integrated improvisational music and drama with Billy Ayres, an award-winning musician and teacher. Billy uses the integrated arts — acting, singing, joking, dancing, drawing — to help children connect and open up. When a child’s talents are unlocked and allowed to shine, their self-esteem, self-confidence, and social skills are enhanced.

Billy will first explain his process to parents, caregivers and educators while children take part in a read-aloud. Then kids will be invited on stage to collaborate and perform.

Billy Ayres is a multi-award winning singer, musician, writer and director specializing in improvisational musical theater with special needs children and adults. Billy has a Masters degree in Special Education and a B.S. in Psychology, is the Musical Theater Workshop Coordinator at Arts for Healing in New Canaan, and has created, directed and performed in more than 100 original musicals at the Westchester Center for the Arts, The Greenwich Youth Stage and Ability Beyond Disability. Billy is the founder of Lifeline Theater & Art Center, a non-profit organization that provides an outlet for unlocking the potential of children and adults with special needs through singing, dancing, artwork and other integrated arts and life skills programs.