Disability and Theatre A Practical Manual for Inclusion in the Arts

by Stephanie Barton Farcas

Disability and Theatre A Practical Manual for Inclusion in the Arts Synopsis

Disability and Theatre: A Practical Manual for Inclusion in the Arts is a step-by step manual on how to create inclusive theatre, including how and where to find actors, how to publicize productions, run rehearsals, act intricate scenes like fights and battles, work with unions, contracts, and agents, and deal with technical issues. This practical information was born from the author's 16 years of running the first inclusive theatre company in New York City, and is applicable to any performance level: children's theatre, community theatre, regional theatre, touring companies, Broadway, and academic theatre. This book features anecdotal case studies that emphasize problem solving, real-world application, and realistic action plans. A comprehensive Companion Website provides additional guidelines and hands-on worksheets.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781138288973
Publication date: 18th July 2017
Author: Stephanie Barton Farcas
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 210 pages
Categories: Theatre studies, Creative therapy (eg art, music, drama),

About Stephanie Barton Farcas

Stephanie Barton--Farcas is the Artistic Director of Nicu's Spoon Theater Company. Founded in 2001, it is the first company in NYC history to be fully inclusive (age, gender, color, religion, disability, nationality). She is also the co-founder of the Disability Cinema Coalition. She recently directed Richard III with a disabled cast except for the title role and her company Nicu's Spoon is the subject of the documentary Two and Twenty Troubles which follows the production of The Cherry Orchard and four of the disabled actors in it. She has been profiled in The NY Times, Variety, American Theater Magazine and Playbill ...

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