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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. It will take place for school audiences in Tilles Center’s Patron’s Lounge on Thursday, January 6 & Friday, January 7 at 10am & 12pm. Public audiences can enjoy the performance on Saturday, January 8 at 11am and 1pm. 

For more information and to reserve tickets, click here. 

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

CAST
Kathryn Cristofano
Leigh Dillon
Jenny Gillette
Rebecca Goldfarb
Savanna Lenze
Annemarie Levakis
Elise May
Teresa Motherway
Anna Myatt
Zoey Paulson
Christine Skorupa
Emmalee Stark
Beth Trimm

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

Original Co-creators:
Madeline Calandrillo
Lyle Cogen
Elise May
Nina Moran
Elizabeth Trimm
Stephanie Turner

 


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.

 


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