I am ever so honored and humbled to have attended @ableensemble production of “As You Like It” at @chicagoshakes. Some of you may know that my Master’s dissertation was entitled “Interpreting and Performing Shakespeare for Actors and Audiences with Special Needs.” My research focuses on the universal appeal of Shakespeare—but examining this notion from the lens of inclusivity for diverse audiences and performers. Theatre is a communal experience and should be available to all audiences and performers. So much work is being done to make Shakespeare an accessible experience for deaf actors and audiences, those with Autism, Down Syndrome, and developmental differences (these were the areas of my research). I will be writing a long blog post about the amazing performance that I witnessed tonight. I don’t have the words right now—I’m speechless. It was absolutely amazing. Feel free to send prayers and positive vibes as I continue to undertake my long-term project of publishing my research into a book. I hope my passion is palpable. #theatre #theater #community #shakespeare #williamshakespeare #asyoulikeit #inclusivity #chicago #chicagoblogger #educator #actress #writer
After a gorgeous weekend honoring the moon (and ourselves) we’re back this Thursday with #FearLove #12❗️ A past performer recommended Tzena to me, which means one very important thing: it’s working. The community is growing and we’re bringing more artists together to express and connect.
Tzena is a gifted performer bringing both music and theater to our stage. Join us Thursday 5/23 to experience our entire lineup.
Come one, come all! The Prince is giving a ball and you are all invited! This Wednesday at the 4:30pm show, bring your young Princes and Princesses dressed in their favourite royal attire and take some photos with a subject of the Royal Household at intermission.
CINDERELLA: Enchanted Edition
Limited seats remaining.
4.30pm, Wednesday 22 May
7.00pm, Thursday 23 May
7.00pm, Friday 24 May
7.00pm, Saturday 25 May $22 Adults
$70 Family (2 Adults + 2 Children)
LINK IN BIO 📷 @move_photography
Last week I did a badass reading of the play SCRIBBLEITCH: @ghostofvirginiawoolf. The talent that filled the room was unreal. I was honored to be surrounded by some of my favorite individuals who truly brought it. Thank you to @tessafayem who casted and united all of these humans, @grace.ery.day for your brilliant writing and Riley for your knowledge and positivity. 🎭 📸: @davidgazzo