Asher Lyons | Founder & Visionary

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Asher Lyons is the founder and visionary of Medicine Theater and the lead facilitator of this work. Asher has been facilitating this type of work at the San Francisco Mime Troupe and beyond for 13 years. He has been trained by teachers from Chicago's The Second City, Improv Olympics, BATS Improv, veterans of The San Francisco Mime Troupe, and was one of the earlier players of the PAN Theatre Improv Troupe. He studied at San Francisco State University where he received a Bachelors of Arts in Theatre with an emphasis in performance. He has been training in and performing improv, original ensemble play creation, sketch comedy, and stage acting for over 20 years. Asher also has extensive experience facilitating this work with youth including at-risk and incarcerated youth. Asher has been working and training with Indigenous Elders and Wisdom Keepers from across the Americas for 14 years. He weaves the knowledge and wisdom of the Indigenous Elders and Wisdom Keepers with theatre and play creation, thus creating a Rite of Passage style story making experience.