About Us

Purple Carrots Drama Studio is an inclusive space which encourages growth in self awareness and social skills through the Arts.
Combining elements of expressive arts therapy, drama, dance, visual art and relaxation, we help our participants explore their full potential in a safe, supportive, and fun environment.
Play. Share. Explore.

Our Purple world offers the following…

Inclusive Arts-based Workshops (year-round)
Weekly seasonal programs for all ages (2 – Adult) that culminate into a final performance or production. These theme-based programs aim to improve self-awareness and social skills by using: drama & improvisation, music, movement, visual art, relaxation & meditation.

Graduates of our teen & adult programs are eligible to audition for The Purple Stage, an affiliated professional theatre company for neuro & physically diverse actors.

With an 8 participant maximum per program, each participant is given individualized attention regarding their specific strengths and challenges.
Facilitator-to-Participant ratio is decided based on the needs of each group, though the standard ratio is two facilitators per session.

Camps
Week-long inclusive day camps for youth+ and teens & adults. Operating during March Break, Spring Break, and Summer!
These art-fusion camps are drama based and include guest professionals who teach: yoga, visual art, drumming, music/singing, movement, and much more. Our theme-based camps aim to improve self-awareness and social skills through the arts and end with a final production or open session for family and friends.
Max. Group Size: 8

School Programming
The Purple Playspace offers two types of in-class programs: The Green Program for neuro-diverse students, and The Orange Program for neuro-typical students. Lead by either a Drama Therapist and/or Expressive Arts Therapist.
Max Class Size: 30 | 2 Facilitators

The Green Program is play-based and similar to our workshops, where facilitators respond to teachable moments that arise during the creative process.

The Orange program explores self-awareness, empathy and conflict resolution through drama for students who are able to engage in higher level group problem solving.

Virtual Services
We have multiple virtual services that allow us to connect with Carrots across Canada! This includes social/support groups, special events, workshop series (group & individual), and single workshops. Check out our Virtual Studio for more info!

Purple Carrots Counselling 
We offer a multitude of one-on-one arts-based services such as skill building, counselling and expressive arts therapeutic sessions for children, youth, and adults of the Purple Carrots community. Sessions are led by members of our multidisciplinary staff team at Purple Carrots Drama Studio, who are available for bookings in their specialized area of expertise or study. These private sessions will focus on developing and addressing an individual’s particular skills, interests, or goals, by using the arts within a concentrated counselling session. With a multi-talented team of Facilitators, Artists, Educators, Therapists and Counsellors, we aim to ensure that there is something for everyone, and that our individual programming and service options at Purple Carrots Counselling are strength-based, goal oriented, and as beautifully diverse as the community we serve. DISCLAIMER: We are currently NOT providing any psychotherapy services.

All counselling services are under the supervision of Alana Perri, Expressive Arts Therapist and Purple Carrots Executive Director and Georgia Fullerton, Expressive Arts Therapist and Counsellor, or a Supervisor required by each Professionals association. 

Available upon request

For more information on Expressive Arts Therapy click here or send us an email

Who will most benefit from our programs?

   If you:  

  • would like to improve: social skills, self expression, language, communication, body awareness, confidence, imagination, abstract thinking, creativity and team work 

  • want to explore the magic of the Arts

  • want to make new friends

     …our programs are for you! 

During our initial meeting, we will decide together, whether private or group programs are most likely to benefit the participant. This will depend on whether the participant appears ready for the demands of a group program.

We are proudly an affiliate member of the Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association (soon-to-be the Canadian Expressive Arts Therapies Association).