Target Audience: Performers, crew, volunteers, theatre employees who are committed to being more inclusive when working with neurodivergent, chronically ill, or disabled people.
After this training participants will be able to…
- Help create a welcoming, inclusive environment for neurodivergent, chronically ill, and disabled performers, crew, volunteers and employees.
- Learn how to confidently communicate about access and inclusion issues.
- Use positive, inclusive language.
- Recognize and interrupt microaggressions, bias, and prejudice toward neurodivergent and disabled individuals.
- Outline ways in which neurodivergent, chronically ill, and disabled artists face problems within our industry. Identify ways in which this can be amended with your assistance.
- Confidently advocate for neurodivergent and disabled individuals, both personally and professionally
This course is an introduction to working with neurodivergent, chronically ill, and/or disabled performers, crew, volunteers and employees. In this course you will learn how to better work with and be more inclusive of neurodivergent, chronically ill, and disabled artists. Our attitude on the course is that it is a safe space for people to learn. No-one needs to worry about saying the wrong thing or causing offense and any questions are welcome. The course involves both lecture style and interactive elements. All attendees will receive a resource book of course materials after attending.
- Terms and definitions
- The importance of neurodivergent theatre and neurodivergent/disabled representation
- Common issues disabled performers may face outside of theatre that affect their ability to engage
- Resources for further learning
About your instructors:
The course is based on our collective experiences, Erin as a performer and teacher, and Amy is a lived experience trainer and performer. We have had the input of around 50 disabled improvisers.