"GET YOUR HAIR WET: The importance of play in the life of a human being," by Ashley Kuske
Play is so important to optimal child development that it has been recognized by the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights as a right of every child. So why do adults hold back when it comes to play? What prevents us from scooping up mud with our bare hands, improvising an entire scene from Game of Thrones, singing a song out loud, instead of just in our minds? In this talk we will explore the important role playing has in our lives, why we stop ourselves from having fun, and how we can play every day!
Ashley Kuske is the Director of Social Media/Marketing for Amy Poehler's Smart Girls. She received a B.F.A. in Theatre from Duluth, Minnesota. In 2009, she moved to New York City, where she studied improv at The Upright Citizens Brigade. She wrote and produced the web series 'Acid Tests', a show about being a sarcastic asshole living in New York. She currently lives in Austin, Texas, where she writes about the agony and the ecstasy of eating tacos every day.