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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 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 week,…


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 was interviewed about her role in A Stacked Deck. 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 because I am getting older. And, why does she want…


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…


6th of March 2017

Volunteer Your Art Out – Montgomery County Volunteer Center

ArtStream is the featured organization in the March 2017 issue of Montgomery County Volunteer Center’s newsletter. The feature encourages readers to volunteer in classes, onstage, and backstage with ArtStream’s many programs. ArtStream volunteer Eliza Malakoff is quoted, saying “The experiences I had not only brightened my day every rehearsal, but  also made me think harder…


2nd of March 2017

Sample Exercises: Shakespeare for All

Sample Exercises: Shakespeare for All Shakespeare for All makes the Bard accessible for everyone. Here are just a few of the exercises you might work on. Thanks to Nicolette Stearns, Nadia Abouraya, Adrian Forsythe y Korzeniewicz, and John Newman for creating these samples. Shakespearean Insults A fun way to practice language with understanding, intent, and…


1st of March 2017

“I found another friend because of my first ArtStream class”

ArtStream participant David was interviewed about his experience in ArtStream’s performing arts classes on February 9, 2017. This blogpost is from his perspective, based on the interview. I found another friend because of my first ArtStream class. It was in the Inclusive Comedy class last summer in Arlington. Ricky and I had, like, the same…


8th of February 2017

$7,500 Grant from The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

ArtStream is the proud recipient of a 2016 Quality of Life Grant from The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. Quality of Life Grants, conceived by the late Dana Reeve, strive to empower individuals with disabilities and their families by providing grants to nonprofit organizations that improve quality of life through inclusion, access, independence, opportunities for community…