How disabled performing artists are challenging ableism, building access, and imagining new worlds.
Disability inclusion can’t simply be tacked on as an extra in theatre’s budgets and planning; it must be intentional and funded. The good news is that it benefits everyone.
A roundtable of theatremakers talk about their work, how they make it, and models for inclusive spaces for both artists and audiences.
The theatre field is white-dominated, and disabled and D/deaf companies would seem to be no exception—unless we look deeper and think more intersectionally.
Now 30 years old, the Americans with Disabilities Act has made historic access achievements for audiences. Now how about access for performers and backstage workers?
Here are some folks to have on your radar, from writers to designers, from choreographers to arts administrators.
Meet the field leaders who helped us ideate and create this package of stories.