RELAXED & SENSORY-FRIENDLY PROGRAMS

For students on the autism spectrum and those who may have limited movement, sensory and/or complex communication needs.

Sensory Immersion Theatre
Tilles Center Presents

Branching Out

Branching Out is an original work of sensory-immersive theater with music, created by Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, specifically designed for individuals on the autism spectrum and those who may have limited movement, sensory and/or complex communication needs.
This multi-sensory theatrical experience is about a journey through the four seasons.

This production is an intimate experience for small audiences of twenty people per performance.

For more information, contact: Stephanie Turner, Director of Education, 516.299.2388, stephanie.turner@liu.edu

Teaching Artists: Co-creators & Performers:
Oya Bangura
Madeline Calandrillo
Lyle Cogen
Elise May
Nina Moran
Elizabeth Trimm

Creative Team
Stephanie Turner – Director
Nina Moran – Composer
Katie Lyons and Emily Shoup – Set Design
Sam Kessler – Lighting Design
Megan Montemurro – Stage Manager
Elizabeth Trimm- Choreography, Dance Captain

Faith Kappenberg, Amy Plica: LIU Center for Community Inclusion – Autism and Education Specialists


Relaxed Performances
Tilles Center presents relaxed performances with modified sound and light levels, specially adapted pre-performance materials, and quiet lobby areas with sensory toys for patrons who wish to move around. These performances are “non-shushing” and provide a comfortable environment for individuals on the autism spectrum and those who may have limited movement, sensory and/or complex communication needs. Relaxed performances are open to all neurodivergent and neurotypical audiences and take place throughout the season as part of our Family Fun! series of performances.

Two relaxed performances will be offered in 2021-22:

The Underwater Bubble Show, Tuesday, April 20, 2022 at 2pm

Paddington Gets in a Jam, Saturday, April 16 @ 2pm

 

Community Wellness Initiatives are supported, in part, by The The Fay J. Lindner Foundation. Arts Education programs are made possible, in part, by the
Gilbert and Rose Tilles Endowment for Arts Education.