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.
Meet the field leaders who helped us ideate and create this package of stories.
Want to make disabled artists and audiences more than symbols or afterthoughts? Here’s the minimum you can do (and you really should do more than the minimum).
Taking my father, a Parkinson’s patient and stroke survivor, to the current Broadway revival was a challenge, but well worth it.
Apothetae and the Lark launch a two-year fellowship to nurture new voices and keep them in conversation.
The Goodman Theatre’s diversity and inclusion efforts, thankfully for me and others, include disability.
The artistry of Deaf and disabled theatre workers has been amply demonstrated. Why aren’t they centerstage more regularly?
Obviously theatres should give priority to disabled actors in roles defined as disabled. The next step: to consider them for all roles.
An Anatomized Philippic Regarding the Relationship of Disability to the Contemporary American Theatre