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Silver Spring Inclusive Theatre Companies

Performing in Silver Spring, MD.

About Inclusive Theatre Companies

Inclusive Theatre Companies develop and perform original musicals that feature adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) — including autism — and other social and behavioral needs. The companies are led by a professional team and supported by volunteer mentors.

Actors develop original characters and plots based on their own ideas. A play is scripted and then blocked, memorized by the actors and performed for the public. The final production is designed to showcase each actor’s unique talents.

Review Inclusive Theatre Company Policies »

Inclusive Theatre Companies require an audition in order to participate.

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Auditions

Actors will be expected to prepare a short piece. This can be a song, a poem, a monologue or a dance. The directors may also lead some acting or movement exercises for the group.

What is required at auditions?

Both Companies will audition together in Silver Spring in November 2016!

Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: Round House Education Center (map)
925 Wayne Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910

All inclusive theatre company participants are required to audition. All returning actors must pre-register by November 15 in order to reserve their spot.

Priority will be given to returning actors. If a new actor wishes to participate, please contact Leah Hunt at l.hunt@art-stream.org to be added to the waitlist. Actors on the waitlist will be invited to audition as space becomes available. 

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Registration

All returning actors must pre-register by November 15 in order to reserve their spot. Tuition is $650.

Form fill and print registration form (RETURNING ACTORS ONLY) »
register online with PayPal (RETURNING ACTORS ONLY) »

Additional processing fees apply to online and phone transations.

Participants may complete and send registration with payment to:

ArtStream Inc.
620 Pershing Dr.
Silver Spring, MD 20910

ArtStream services are eligible for LISS and respite funding; and ArtStream students are eligible to pay in installments or receive tuition assistance. If you are registering online, you can select to pay in installments, pay with provider, or request tuition assistance. If you are paying by mail, check your preferred payment option and the office will follow up to confirm. Contact Program Manager Leah Hunt at l.hunt@art-stream.org for more information.

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Rehearsals

Rehearsals will be held Tuesdays, December 2016 through June 2017.

Company A - Director Natalie Zanin

Dates: Tuesdays, December 6, 2016 - June 13, 2017
  no rehearsal Dec. 13, Dec. 20, Dec. 27, Apr. 11
Times: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: Round House Education Center (map)
925 Wayne Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Tuition: $650
Director: Natalie Zanin

Company B - Director Mary Beth Levrio

Dates: Tuesdays, December 6, 2016 - June 13, 2017
  no rehearsal Dec. 13, Dec. 20, Dec. 27, Apr. 11
Times: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: Casey Community Center (map)
810 S. Frederick Ave.
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
 
Tuition: $650
Director: Mary Beth Levrio

Families and local businesses also have the option of purchasing advertising space in inclusive theatre playbills.

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Tech and Performance Schedule

All participants are required to attend all tech rehearsals and performances.

Tech times are subject to change depending on venue needs and availability. Directors will contact all actors and parents if a change occurs.

Tech Rehearsal Dates: June 19-21, 2016
Tech Rehearsal Time, Company B: 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Tech Rehearsal Time, Company A: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Tech and Performance Location: Silver Spring Black Box Theater
8641 Colesville Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20910 
Performance Dates: Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Friday, June 23, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 2:30 pm
Sunday June 25, 2017 at 2:30 pm

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Press Highlights

Read about the Silver Spring Inclusive Companies' 2014 productions in The Montgomery County Gazette or Mary Ann Carmody's Choices, Inc. Blog.

Read about the Silver Spring Inclusive Company's 2012 production The Curious Dream and Back to the Past in The Gazette and Silver Spring Downtown.

Catch a mention of the Silver Spring Inclusive Company's 2011 production Glad Men on Art Beat from WAMU.

Listen to clips about the Silver Spring Inclusive Company's 2010 production of What's the Frequency, Johnny? with WTOP's Bob Madigan or ArtBeat from WAMU.

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Past Productions

Camp Tumblesteed and Parks & Inspiration

The 2015-2016 Silver Spring Inclusive Theatre Companies presented their ode to the great outdoors, June 17-19 and 24-26, 2016 at Silver Spring Black Box Theatre in Silver Spring, MD

Read an interview with first-time actress Katy Donahue.

Photosview photos from Camp Tumblesteed.
Photosview photos from Parks & Inspiration. 

Thanks to Liz Demaree for taking these great photos!


'Til Death Do Us Part and War of the Stars

The 2014-2015 Silver Spring Inclusive Companies presented their otherworldly double-bill, June 19-29, 2015 at Silver Spring Black Box in Silver Spring, MD.

Registration Form view flyer »

Photosview photos from 'Til Death Do Us Part
Photosview photos from War of the Stars

Thanks to Patrick Ryan for taking these great photos!


The Super and The Mundane and Hotel Times 

The 2013-2014 Silver Spring Inclusive Companies presented their fabulous, original musicals, June 19-22, 2014 at Round House Silver Spring in Silver Spring, MD.

Registration Formview flyer » 

Photosview photos from The Super and The Mundane.
Photosview photos from Hotel Times.

Thanks to Lyle Ganz for joining us and taking these great shots!

You can also read about these productions in The Montgomery County Gazette or Mary Ann Carmody's Choices, Inc. Blog.


The Foncé Job and The Wizard of Ooohs and Aaahs

The 2012-2013 Silver Spring Inclusive Companies presented their all-original double-bill, June 27-30, 2013 at Round House Silver Spring in Silver Spring, MD.

Registration Formview flyer » 

Photosview photos from The Foncé Job.
Photosview photos from The Wizard of Ooohs and Aaahs.

Thanks to Lyle Ganz for joining us and taking these great shots!


The Curious Dream and Back to the Past

The 2011-2012 Silver Spring Inclusive Theatre Company presented their time-bending comedy Back to the Past. April 26th-29th, 2012 at Round House Silver Spring in Silver Spring, MD.

This production was presented in a double-bill with the Gaithersburg Inclusive Showcase (current Silver Spring Company B) production of The Curious Dream and the Travel Machine.

Registration Formview flyer » 

Photosview photos from The Curious Dream and The Travel Machine.
Photosview photos from Back to the Past.

Check out some great press from this time-bending double bill!


Glad Men

The 2010-2011 Silver Spring Inclusive Theatre Company presented their original office comedy Glad Men. April 29th - May 1st and May 6th -7th at Round House Silver Spring in Silver Spring, MD.
Registration Formview flyer » 

Photosview photos from Glad Men.

Catch a mention of Glad Men on Friday, April 29, 2011: Art Beat from WAMU.


What's the Frequency, Johnny? The Great Case Caper

ArtStream's Silver Spring Inclusive Theatre Company presentedWhat's the Frequency, Johnny? The Great Case Caper at Round House Silver Spring, April 15-18, 2010. It was written and directed by Emilia O'Connor with music and lyrics by Alison Siegel.

 Photosview photos from What's the Frequency Johnny?
DVD 
Order Formorder DVD » or listen to Bob Madigan or WAMU's clips.



Keep the Studio Rockin'

ArtStream's Silver Spring Inclusive Theatre Company presented Keep the Studio Rockin' May 1-3 and 8-10, 2009, at Round House Silver 

Spring. This production was scripted and directed by Emilia O'Connor. All Inclusive Theatre Company scripts are based upon ideas and improvisations from the actors.

PhotosView photos from the production.


Mission: Environment

Audiences enjoyed this environmentally-friendly production by ArtStream's Silver Spring Inclusive Theatre Company. Mission: Environment played May 2 - 11, 2008, at Round House Silver Spring in Silver Spring MD. This production was scripted and directed by Emilia O'Connor. All Inclusive Theatre Company scripts are based upon the ideas and improvisations from the actors.

Read a review in The Gazette (6th paragraph from the top).

View photos from Mission: Environment.


Lost in a Dream at the Super Hero Diner: Observations by a Fox

The 2006-2007 Silver Spring Inclusive Theatre Company finished a run of Lost in a Dream at the Super Hero Diner in June 2007 at the Round House Theatre Silver Spring. Audiences enjoyed the show about Tony and his Super Hero Friend's saving the world from villain Isayo Supremo! This production was scripted and directed by Emilia O'Connor with assistant directing by Erica Craig.

View photos from Lost in a Dream.

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