Go With the Flow: Improv for People who Stutter
April 15, 2023
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A partnership between Dad's Garage Theatre Company and the American Institute for Stuttering, this one-day workshop is designed specifically for people who stutter.  It will be held at Dad's Garage, located at 569 Ezzard St SE, Atlanta, GA 30312.

Participants will:  

  • join a safe and inclusive space for a day of experiential learning, laughter, and self-reflection
  • explore the basics of improv, including the power of "yes, and"
  • join a variety of group activities in the areas of improv, small talk, public speaking, active listening and storytelling
  • discuss the benefits of spontaneity for people who stutter
  • learn to live in the moment and focus on the conversation, instead of focusing on the fluency of your speech  


After the workshop, participants are invited to come watch the 8pm Dad's Garage show (free ticket for workshop attendees)!  


This event is open to anyone who stutters. There is a registration fee, and as always at AIS, we are happy to provide financial assistance in order to make this event accessible to everyone. Reach out to Carl at, and he'll help answer questions.

Not sure if your experience with speech qualifies? Reach out to Carl at, and he'll help you sort it out.

Meet your workshop leaders:  

Carl Herder from American Institute for Stuttering  Carl Herder, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-F is the Clinic Director of the Atlanta office of the American Institute for Stuttering. He has been part of the AIS team for 16 years, first in New York City, and now, Atlanta, GA. Carl currently serves on the American Board of Fluency and Fluency Disorders, and regularly attends, volunteers, and presents at stuttering community events and conferences.  

Amanda Lee Williams is the Community and Youth Programs Manager at Dad's Garage Theatre company, and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. She has been performing and teaching theatre and improv since 2002. From 2005-2008 she was the Director of Education at Youth Theatre Northwest in Seattle, WA. She has been performing and teaching with Dad's Garage since 2016.

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