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15th of June 2017

“She’s dramatic! I’m a dramatic character.”

ArtStream actor Rachel Williams was interviewed about her role in Lasagnawood. Performances June 22-25. Tickets and info » Here are some highlights from the interview. What’s the name of your play? Lasagnawood. The title is called Lasagnawood. So it’s about making a movie in Hollywood? There are two different parts. People are in, like, different…


12th of June 2017

“One of the best” community-based nonprofits

ArtStream is proud to be included in 2017-2018 Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington as “one of the best” community-based nonprofits. “People want to know where to give and they need trusted information. Based on our in-depth review, we believe that ArtStream is one of the best community-based nonprofits in the region.” – Barbara Harman, founder…


26th of May 2017

Strategic Plan Priorities: 2017-2019

Thank you to the 76 family members, participants, teaching artists, and volunteers who completed ArtStream’s Strategic Planning Survey in January 2017. The Board of Directors and staff are grateful for your input. Your ideas and perspectives are vital to our continued growth. We look forward to your continued involvement as ArtStream implements the 2017-2019 Strategic…


22nd of May 2017

Not Your Average Joe’s Fundraiser – Every Wednesday in June

Have a fun night out to support ArtStream! Present this certificate (printed or digital) to your server and ArtStream will receive 15% of your total purchase* every Wednesday during June – includes take-out purchases. *Excludes alcohol, tax and gratuity. Make an impact and make new friends! You can volunteer to lead an official ArtStream table…


17th of April 2017

“Inclusive-theater troupe gives audiences reason to cheer”

Thanks to Scott McCaffrey with The Arlington Connection for writing this great article about the Arlington Inclusive Theatre Company productions: Out of Monet and A Stacked Deck!   “Inclusive-theater troupe gives audiences reason to cheer” Scott McCaffrey, Apr. 11, 2017, The Arlington Connection/Inside NOVA “It’s fun,” [actor, Jill] Arnott said of the experience. “I like…


10th of April 2017

“ArtStream gives people a sense of belonging in a beautiful way.”

In a guest post, volunteer mentor Nick Gillespie talks about the friendships he’s made with the Gaithersburg Inclusive Theatre Company. I am so forever grateful to be a part of an organization as awesome as ArtStream! The smiles that the actors always have are so contagious and the volunteering environment is welcoming and inviting. Every…


27th of March 2017

The King says “No!”

When working with adults with disabilities, you have to make adjustments to accommodate their needs and help them to participate at their best. Usually these are minor and go unnoticed. But sometimes these little changes steal the show! Last year, I was directing our original inclusive musical The Legend of Blarnia and Eric was in…


17th of March 2017

Positively Speaking receives award for “Best Teen/Adult Program”

ArtStream and the Down Syndrome Network of Montgomery County (DSNMC) are thrilled to share in an award for “Best Teen/Adult Program” from the 11th Annual Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action (DSAIA) Leadership Conference, held in Cincinnatti, Ohio in February 2017. The award honors “Positively Speaking,” a workshop series that is a partnership between ArtStream and…


9th of March 2017

“The company is like my third family!”

ArtStream actor Merry Casillas was interviewed about her role in A Stacked Deck. Performances April 6-9 and 13-15: Tickets and info » Here are some highlights from the interview. Who is your character? I’m Madison Bonjour, a famous actress. I’m a diva. How has her acting career been going? I am, like, a fading star…


7th of March 2017

“I learned quite a bit about the world around me.”

Cassie’s family was always involved in community theatre, but they never dreamed Cassie would be able to perform onstage. With ArtStream, Cassie’s learning differences are not a hindrance. She is a vital member of the cast. In the Inclusive Theatre Company, Cassie played a narrator, a reporter, a professor, and a fashion model — all…