"What if imagination, creativity, and ‘playing pretend’ could benefit us, our families, and societies as a whole?” Clark Ausloos challenges our notions of childhood games and make-believe in his TEDx talk.
Clark Ausloos is currently a Masters candidate in Counseling at the University of Toledo, focusing on both school counseling and clinical mental health. In 2004, he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre and Dance from The University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. After graduating, he performed across the country in such shows as Forever Plaid, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, 42nd Street, Hello Dolly and in the National Tour of Seussical! He has consulted on, directed and choreographed shows including Hairspray; Crazy For You; Footloose; West Side Story, A Chorus Line and Legally Blonde. Clark has taught acting, music, dance and leadership across the country in addition to serving as the Artist in Residence at Utah State University in 2012.
Clark is passionate about education, music, improvisational strategies and working with youth and increasing support and advocacy for mental health services in both schools and community settings.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx