DSiAM
Find us on FaceBook FaceBook

LA Talk Radio

Shenna Metal Experience, March 1, 2012

Featuring one hour with DSiAM's Gail Williamson and David Zimmerman on actors with Down Syndrome, with call from Lauren Potter and Robin Trocki of GLEE and Jamie Brewer from AMERICAN HORROR STORY.


Sponsored in part by:

Entertainment Weekly

See the Entertainment Weekly story featuring actors with down Syndrome in the March 2, 2012 edition.

Media / Theatre Training

Training in the performing arts for people with developmental disabilities


California

Born to Act Players

  • Mary Rings, Company Director
  • Van Nuys, CA
  • www.borntoactplayers.com
  • A dramatic arts program since 1995 including cast members with and without disabilities.

Performing Arts Studio West

  • Site address: 438 S. Market St, Inglewood, CA 90301
  • Mailing: P.O. Box 1441, Inglewood, CA 90308
  • 310-674-1346
  • www.pastudiowest.com
  • An adult day program providing hands-on, individual training, career management, and on location support for performers with developmental disabilities working in film, television and commercials.

Theradrama

  • Stephen Breithaupt, DTI, Founder and Director
  • Los Angeles and Orange County
  • www.theradrama.com
  • Theatre arts for people with special needs “Acting for Life”

Kansas

B.E.S.T. Network

  • Marlene Wagnon, CCO/Founder
  • Olathe, Kansas
  • www.thebestnetwork.org
  • Creating communities of kindness and inclusion through performing arts, integrating people with and without disabilities.

New York

All Star C.A.S.T. Workshop

  • Syracuse, NY
  • amy@advocatesincorporated.org
  • A partnership between Advocates Inc. and the Syracuse University Drama Department. The semester long class incorporates movement, dance, vocalization, teamwork, use of props & song to engage participants with developmental disabilities in an inclusive setting on the Syracuse University campus.

Texas

Dionysus Theatre

  • Site address: 5601 S. Braeswood Blvd, Houston, Texas
  • Mailing: 5300 N. Braeswood, #26, Houston, Texas 77069
  • 713-728-0041
  • www.dionysustheatre.org
  • An inclusive full standing theatre and company educating and empowering actors with and without disabilities.

United Kingdom

Shoestring Theatre Company

  • Claire Snowdon-Darling, Artistic Director
  • Ali Croud, counselor
  • http://www.shoestringtheatre.com/
  • A place where talented adults with learning disabilities get together to create dynamic and exciting pieces of self expression and performance art.

 


Lauren Potter


Luke Zimmerman


Jamie Brewer


Chris Burke


Robin Trocki


Andrea Friedman


Blair Williamson


Edward Barbanell


Luke Spinelli

Peter ten BrinkPeter ten Brink

Christine YoungChristine Young

Katelyn ReedKatelyn Reed

Sarah GordySarah Gordy