In early June 2018, the Antioch University Seattle Drama Therapy community came together to celebrate and honor Drama Therapist Bobbi Kidder, MA, RDT/BCT. This event was first organized as her Faculty Final Reflection. However, it quickly blossomed from a one-woman final reflection into an ensemble variety show hosted by Kidder, featuring Drama Therapy students and alumni performing dramatic art, poems, songs, speeches, human machine sculptures, audience participation, sing-alongs and more! The room was rich with love for Kidder, whose students told multitudinous tales of her positive influence in their lives, helping her students find creative, career, and personal direction in life, while encouraging them to grow and nourish their own unique voices.
Although Kidder is stepping down as AUS Drama Therapy Co-Coordinator, leaving this role in the capable hands of fellow Co-Coordinator Dr. Fred Landers, she will continue to teach some classes at AUS as Adjunct Faculty. For example, Kidder will continue to teach Family of Origin classes for CFT and CMHC Creative Arts Therapies (CAT) students alongside CAT chair Dr. Janice Hoshino.