What People Are Saying

Testimonials

“Impact Interactive was a great pleasure to work with.  Jodi and Allison were well organized and accurately captured my agency in their performance.  Their training provided my agency with a wealth of information in a manner that was easy for our employees to understand.  Furthermore, their theatrical performance was entertaining, yet powerful and “eye brow raising.” The participants were engaged and in fact, many spoke highly of the training long after it ended.  I highly recommend Impact Interactive.”

Iyana Titus,
Assistant Commissioner of EEOC
NYC Parks Department

 

“Working in a public school, there were different issues that we continued to see as problems for our students and staff. We wanted to raise awareness and start the discussion. We were able to work with Jodi and Allison from the beginning on this mission. They met with our leadership team, students, and parents to design an individualized scene connected to our school. They listened closely, asked questions and shared their own thoughts and experiences. Their facilitation and the incredible work of the performance educators made for a profound staff development workshop. All of the participants walked away motivated to have the discussion and be part of the change. I have repeatedly heard from teachers and staff about it being the best PD they have ever been a part of. In the end, it is all about doing the best for our students and this helps us with that precious mission!”

Joshua Walker
Principal
Calkins Road Middle School

 

“Thank you so much for an exceptional GVC SHRM program! The scene on Generational Conflict in the Workplace was crisp and well written, the actors did an amazing job, and the facilitation was excellent! The participants were clearly engaged and impressed. Theatre-based training is very effective for sensitive topics like diversity & inclusion. I highly recommend Impact Interactive!”

Betty Richardson
Founder and President 
Rewarding Solutions, LLC

 

As a leadership educator, I was looking for new and creative ways to engage student leaders on issues of diversity and inclusion. Impact Interactive gave me everything I was looking for: the activities were meaningful, fun, well-structured, and applicable. Jodi and Allison created an atmosphere where we could be open, vulnerable, and accepted. The performance educators helped us ease into the activities with great playfulness, empathy, and sense of humor. I left feeling elated by a sense of possibility for the radical, deep change that sets you on a new course without looking back, and just want more of this for our community. THANK YOU Impact Interactive! I will do everything I can to have you back!”

M. Cecilia Barone
Assistant Director and Academic Coordinator, University of Rochester Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

 

“I was looking for something more meaningful than a Power Point to present sexual assault education to our students. I wanted to create an opportunity for continuing dialogue. Thanks Impact Interactive! I have had countless students say that the workshop was “real.” The theatre-based performance was an amazing addition to our program!”

Karen Vicks
Title IX Coordinator
Nazareth College of Rochester

 

“This is the first kind of training that got people to talk honestly about harassment from all perspectives."

Recreation Supervisor
NYC Parks Department

 

“It [Sexual Harassment Prevention training] was awesome, and actually, I would like a full day session!“

Desiree Paulin,
Chief of Administrative Services
NYC Parks Department

 

“Going into this session, I was skeptical about using role playing as a source of conflict resolution or demonstration of ideas. All the role playing I have been a part of has been cheesy and ineffective, but this was not the case in this class. When done effectively, it can be a great way to work through problems and I anticipate using this idea to begin the school year with my students.”

MA Student from “Topics in Teaching and Learning” class, Warner School of Education, University of Rochester

 

“Recently, I had the group Impact Interactive come into my Business Ethics class. Their theatre-based learning exercises really engaged us and provided a thought-provoking and relevant experience. I thought it was a really effective way to get at some ethical issues in an organization."

Jacqueline Ebner, PhD
Sustainability Engineer, Professor, Consultant

 

“I thought it was great that Impact allowed individuals in the room to come forward with their own personal experiences in a safe and comfortable space. Sometimes when speaking about identity politics, groups are presented as a homogeneous blend of ideas, and individual perspectives can be lost. Impact allowed us to see those individual stories from real people.”

Workshop Participant
University of Rochester 2018 Annual Diversity Conference

 

“Impact Interactive conducted two workshops as part of the College at Brockport’s Diversity Conference. The workshops were engaging, thoughtful, and challenging. The planning and organization that went into the preparation for the workshops was apparent. And the teaching was thorough, energetic, and relevant to the conference. I felt lucky to be able to participate!” 

Ruth Childs
Associate Professor, Department of Theatre and Music Studies, The College at SUNY Brockport

 

“Impact Interactive is one of the most compelling and powerful communication tools I’ve ever experienced. I’d enthusiastically suggest it for a Superintendent’s Day presentation. Teachers would be engaged, refreshed and intellectually stimulated. Visually, it demands and holds your attention. It is effective yet fun…. LIVE “animation” with many opportunities to feel empowered.”

Phyl Contestable
Integrated Arts & General Music Teacher
Churchville Chili Middle  School

 

“This is a powerful way for teachers to explore
difficult-to-talk-about classroom challenges. I highly recommend it to any university or college wanting to raise the quality of teaching in their classrooms.”

Stuart Jordan
Senior Lecturer Department of Political Science
University of Rochester

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