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The Founder of Developmental Improvisation
After several struggles in the classroom growing up with an undiagnosed learning disability, Linda felt she had no value and dreaded the future she foresaw for herself. When she was a freshmen in high school she took a class in something she hadn't heard of called...IMPROV.
It wasn’t long before Linda began to notice changes within herself. Eventually she became aware that it was Improv that was changing her. She was no longer content hiding in the shadows and began to feel confident enough to use her voice, to make a difference in her own life, her way.
When a severe illness struck Linda’s husband, she was advised to find a diversion. She decided to fall back on improv. It was then she met her friend and mentor, Improv legend Avery Schreiber. It was Avery who first encouraged Linda to teach. In that moment Linda realized that she might be able to help make a difference with kids who were experiencing the same struggles.
Linda opened her improv school TOTAL IMPROV KIDS in 1999. She used this school to study the effects of improv on kids as well to try and replicate what Improv had done for her. During the 20 years of running the school and working with kids, she developed what eventually came to be called “The Fulton Method” for teaching Improv to children.
The Fulton Method served as the inspiration for what is now known as "DEVELOPMENTAL IMPROVISATION."