Barrier-Free Theatre: Including Everyone in Theatre Arts -- In Schools, Recreation, and Arts Programs -- Regardless of (Dis)Ability
ISBN: 1882883780
EAN13: 9781882883783
Language: English
Pages: 501
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 2.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Idyll Arbor

Barrier-Free Theatre: Including Everyone in Theatre Arts -- In Schools, Recreation, and Arts Programs -- Regardless of (Dis)Ability

Book Overview
Barrier-Free Theatre is a nuts-and-bolts, hands-on, comprehensive guide for making drama accessible to children and adults with disabilities. Why drama? Drama can level the playing field and empower participants of all ages. Dramatic interaction creates relationships that last long after a performance is over. Written for drama teachers, recreation leaders, special educators, therapists, and other group leaders, this book explains in simple, non-technical language how to make accommodations for successful participation in creative drama, improvisation, puppetry, rehearsals for traditional plays, and development of new plays geared to participants' strengths. Actors will gain self-confidence, improve their communication skills, find new ways to express themselves, and work more effectively and creatively with others. Ways to use drama as a tool to teach traditional classroom subjects, such as science, social studies, and language arts, are highlighted, as well as using it for inst