Welcoming Spaces: Disability Accessibility

Welcoming Spaces: Disability Accessibility in the Theatre and other Curated Events

In this workshop/seminar, we will be looking at the Americans with Disabilities Act and its applications to theater and other curated events. Led by Alec Lawson, we will consider varieties of accessibility technology and methods for inviting patrons of all backgrounds to participate in theater and curated events. 

This workshop/seminar will also cover terminology, sensitivity, and etiquette regarding how to work with people who require accommodations. We will also look at best practices for inclusive performance and communication techniques that work for a broad and diverse audience.  

Bring your questions about experiences you have encountered in your work as artists, performers, educators, directors, curators, and event managers. 

OPEN TO STUDENTS, STAFF, ADMINISTRATION, AND FACULTY 

RSVP REQUIRED

Please email hmstdepartment@mica.edu by 3/30/19 to confirm your  attendance. 
Alec Lawson has been a working theater artist, administrator, and access coordinator for a decade. Helping to oversee the historic $30 million renovation of Baltimore Center Stage, he consults as VIA: Volunteer, Inclusion, and Access for Everyman Theater and Shriver Hall Concert Series. He has presented at the Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disabilities about building an inclusive volunteer program. He believes that theater is a conversation everyone should participate in and that efforts for inclusion wouldn’t be needed if communities were not historically dis-included. 

Sunday, March 31 at 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Fred Lazarus IV Center, 115
131 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD, USA

Event Type

Theatre/Performing Arts, Workshop, Exhibition Related

Departments

Humanistic Studies Department

Cost

Free to attend, but RSVP required

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