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Jeff Smithson fosters the power of play in a wide variety of settings: from hospital rooms to classrooms; from board rooms to halfway houses.  Through his consulting company, Proponent of Play, Jeff teaches Medical Professionals, Teachers, Parents and Parolees about Mindfulness and Movement.

He is a founding member of both the NY Goofs and The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp’s Hospital Outreach Program. He is a graduate of Bates College, Ringling Clown College, and Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre