Lois Kipnis is a creative arts consultant with 40 years of experience as a drama teacher and arts administrator. In addition to the one-act play Things Can Always Be Worse!, her publications include Without a Script: A Caregiver’s Journey and two educational books that she co-authored: Together We Can Improvise, Volume 1 (grades K-3) and Volume 2 (grades 4-6). Her stories and award-winning poems are included in anthologies and magazines. Kipnis’ educational books are the outgrowth of her experiences as an artist-in-residence and instructor of workshops that enable teachers to integrate the arts into curriculum. Throughout her career, she has directed award-winning high-school productions and developed and implemented intergenerational projects and school partnerships that provide access to the arts for students of diverse abilities. Kipnis received her bachelor’s degree in theatre education from Boston University.