Catie-Reagan Palmore, ArtStream’s Communications Manager, published an article about ArtStream entitled “The Power of Theatre in Transforming Disability Culture” in ElevAATE: Perspectives in Theatre and Education! It is wonderful to see ArtStream and our photos in this publication!
Below is a snippet from the article:
“Theatre is a powerful tool for promoting art and culture in society. This collaborative form of performing arts brings the community together in creative ways as artists present fictional and real experiences before an audience. As an artistic expression, theatre functions as an influential tool that empowers individuals, especially people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Organizations like ArtStream are key players in the industry. Artstream is an inclusive nonprofit theatre company that provides performing opportunities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Witnessing the actors make creative choices, develop original theatre productions, and connect with new friends is truly transformative. The power of performance helps the actors in many ways — from increasing representation of people with disabilities in the creative industry to improving their confidence and teaching social skills. When educators create a safe space where everyone is valued for their creative contributions, real magic transpires.”
Read the full article by clicking here.