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Making Theater More (Disability) Accessible

 by Bennett Gordon

Tags: Arts, theater, people with disabilities, Victory Gardens Access Project, Chicago Reporter, Bennett Gordon,

People with disabilities have been portrayed in theater for hundreds of years. Modern theaters, however, don’t always cater to patrons with disabilities and characters with disabilities are often absent from the stage. The Victory Gardens Access Project aims to change that by providing closed-captioning, sign-language, Braille programs, and other services to expand access to theater. The project has also created Crip Slam, a program to produce plays that explore disability culture. The project’s co-director Mike Ervin talked to The Chicago Reporter about the theater for people with disabilities and the effect that it can have. He said:

Source: The Chicago Reporter