“Improv is all about saying, YES, to whatever happens IN THE MOMENT in creative play. Taproot’s trained improv teachers lead our memory loss classes, and students excel in this creative setting, utilizing multiple areas of memory that still function well. The end result is a feeling of success and accomplishment in a class filled with laughter and social connection.” – Pam Nolte, Taproot Theatre Co-founder and Teaching Artist

Theatre In The Moment

Watch this clip from KING 5 to learn more about Taproot’s work with Early Stage Memory Loss!



Bring our trained ESML improv teachers to your location or attend a class at Taproot Theatre.

Re-Ignite the Mind with Improv at Taproot Theatre
WHERE: 212 N 85th St, Seattle, WA 98103
WHEN: 2:30 – 3:30 PM on the second Monday of every month, September through June
There is a $10 drop-in fee for this class. Care partners are invited to attend for free.

Join Taproot’s professional improv teachers and join the fun as we Re-Ignite the Mind with Improv play at Taproot Theatre! This class follows the Alzheimer’s Cafe which goes from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM at One Cup Coffee Co. at the Stage Door Cafe in the same location.

Improv students engage fully in the present moment, making improvisation a perfect theatre class for individuals with early stage memory loss (ESML). There is no memory requirement, just the delight of participating in a creative experience that releases the imagination while giving a sense of accomplishment, self-confidence and social enrichment. Taproot’s classes, taught by trained theatre professionals, promise an hour where participants find success as they learn new things, interact socially and live creatively in the moment. These classes are highly recommended for both those experiencing ESML and their care partners as class exercises can add a wonderful new dimension to shared daily life.

Book a class for your location!
Taproot Theatre creates individualized classes to meet the host organization’s needs. For more information email Pam Nolte at pamn@taproottheatre.org.

Behind the Program
Taproot Theatre’s commitment to offering classes for individuals experiencing memory loss began in 2011 and has continued without interruption since that time. We are proud partners with Seattle’s Momentia Movement. For more information visit: www.momentiaseattle.org.


The Momentia Movement

Watch this clip from Q13 to learn more about the Momentia movement!

Listen to an interview with teacher Pam Nolte on KBFG FM

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Photos by Josh Henning.