Wandering with the Waldos
May 4-5 @ 7:30pm
May 6 @ 2:00pm
Tickets $8 for Adults/$6 for Students
Including Everyone in the Arts
What is Barrier-Free Theatre?
Barrier-Free Theatre offers therapeutic arts programming for children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. The programs provide an inclusive space for individuals to share their voices in a creative way! The mission for Barrier-Free Theatre is to enhance overall wellness of everyone involved, provide an opportunity to boos self-esteem, validate talents, establish life skills, as well as create lasting friendships. Our wish is for Barrier-Free Theatre to continue to give participants, volunteers, and audience members the platform needed to work together to break down the stigma of disabilities in our community
Barrier-Free Theatre Kids (ages 8-13) is a 10-week drama therapy program offered in the Fall season at Muncie Civic Theatre. It is intended to support children with ID/DD/ASD diagnoses through expressive arts and drama therapy techniques. The program incorporates puppetry, role-play, stories, songs, and dance to enhance social-emotional skills. The program culminates with children sharing their creative abilities with family and friends.
Session Dates: Saturday Mornings (10A-Noon) Oct 20 – Dec 15
Showcase: Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 11:00AM
Barrier-Free Theatre Adults (ages 17+) is a 7-month drama therapy process engaging ensemble members in activities such as improvisation, creative dramatics, theatre games, role-play, and character development to enhance social-emotional growth. The program culminates with an original play developed by the participants and creative team! The play is performed in the Spring of 2019 on the Mainstage!
Rehearsal Dates: Wednesday Afternoons October 17 – April 17, 2019
Technical Rehearsals: April 22-25, 2019
Performance Dates: April 26-28, 2019
Registration Deadline: August 15, 2018
National Barrier-Free Theatre Programs:
Barrier-Free Theatre of Manhattan, KS
Barrier-Free Theatre of Maryland
Barrier-Free Theatre of Muncie, IN
Barrier-Free Theatre of Carmel, IN
“Opening night arrived, and I felt comfortable as my character from our play, Super Ability: My Power Within. I didn’t feel unsure anymore. This program brought me back to the theatre and reignited my passion, which I thought was long lost.” Allison Haire, Barrier-Free Theatre Adult Participant
“I believe it is a wonderful program for not only the people involved, but for the community as well. The program has had a significant emotional impact on the my participating clients, who have demonstrated very positive changes in their lives and daily routines.” Anna Wamhoff, MT-BC Music Therapist at Hillcroft Services