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10th of January 2020

Actor Spotlight: Caroline Grabow

Caroline Grabow has been with ArtStream since 2017. ArtStream (AS): What is the first activity you did with ArtStream? Caroline: I started with Super Social Saturday. My mom found out about it and I wanted to try it. I was nervous the first time. Then I started to have a lot of fun. I met…


Actor Spotlight: Allie Welch

Allie learned about ArtStream in October 2015 when she attended a Fairfax, VA transition fair. She signed up for a Super Social Saturday workshop first, then participated in one of the ArtStream classes at George Mason University. When she got the opportunity to audition for ArtStream Cabaret in 2018, she jumped right in! Allie is…


3rd of January 2020

ArtStream Celebrates 15 Years!

Join us as we celebrate our 15th anniversary in 2020! This year you will learn more about ArtStream’s history and the people who made it happen. You’ll also meet some of the people who will help ArtStream grow over the next 15 years. Save the date for an extraordinary 15th anniversary Gala and Dance Party on September…


30th of October 2019

Actor Spotlight: Patrick Jones

Patrick is 28 years old. He has performed eight times with the Silver Spring Inclusive Theatre Company. He works for Sodexo and is an administrative member of the Rockville VFD. Patrick loves music, movies, dancing, his new nephew, and ArtStream! ArtStream (AS): What are your favorite things to do at ArtStream?  Patrick: I like Social…


20th of August 2019

Actor Spotlight: Kelly DeRoy

Kelly DeRoy is a 34-year-old actor from Arlington, VA, and has been with ArtStream for nine years. She loved performing in elementary school and with the Rainbow Company when she was younger. Kelly works at the Fairfax Government Employee Day Care Center. She loves going out with her friends at L’Arche and traveling with her…


13th of June 2019

Actor Spotlight: Eli Lewis

ArtStream’s Interview with Eli Lewis – Silver Spring Company A Eli has been acting for most of his life. After years with Imagination Stage, Eli started at ArtStream because he knew many of the founders through the Down Syndrome Network of Montgomery County. His life dream is to become a director. ArtStream: What is your…


3rd of June 2019

Working Woman: Emilia O’Connor and ArtStream teach ‘theatre for an inclusive world’

by Alison Starling/ABC7Friday, May 24th 2019 CHEVY CHASE, Md. (ABC7) — ArtStream teaches live theatre and music to more than 1,200 students with disabilities every year, helping with self-confidence, social skills and much more. But it’s their big performances on stage that ArtStream is known for and that co-founder and teacher Emilia O’Connor is the most proud of. “We…


3rd of May 2019

Performers, playwrights with disabilities find a home at ArtStream – The Sentinel Review

Performers, playwrights with disabilities find a home at ArtStream BARBARA TRAININ BLANK Theaters seek to reach out to underserved audiences. ArtStream, Inc., reaches out to potential actors and playwrights who might lack opportunities elsewhere. Founded in 2005, the nonprofit organization teaches communication and social skills through participation in the performing arts for individuals with IDDA…


25th of April 2019

Actor Spotlight: Shelley Belgard

Shelley Belgard (Phoenix Marie the Sheriff) is a 45-year-old actor from Houston, TX, but now makes her home in Rockville, MD with her husband Bill. Shelley began acting in high school and has been a member of ArtStream since its founding. Shelley’s past experiences include Imagination Stage (formerly Bethesda Academy of Performing Arts), Peter Pan,…


27th of March 2019

Inclusive Theater Troupe Brings Two Shows to Local Stage

Inclusive-theater troupe brings two shows to local stage by SCOTT McCAFFREY, Sun Gazette Newspapers A family painting – loved by some, reviled by others – goes missing in a British manor house. To crack the case, some bumptious police investigators are brought in, while the servants (under suspicion themselves) pool their meager savings to hire…