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Sarah Coon

Teacher, Revere Local Schools in Copley United States

Akron-area born and raised. Theatre artist, teacher, life-long learner.

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My Son, The Dinosaur

BY SARAH COON
IN AKRON

A key rule at the heart of improvisational theatre is saying "Yes, and" - you not only accept what your partner is giving you, but you build on it.  Spreading that philosophy from the rehearsal room into your life is how Alfred the dinosaur was born.  He's a small stuffed green T-rex that I gave to my husband as a wedding gift.  Over the years that we've been together, Alfred has developed a detailed mythology: he's a super spy, his favorite food is tacos, he likes superhero movies, and he hates bedtimes.  Alfred is an example of how we can find room for play in our lives, and how it can bring us together.