Adaptive Arts Presents INVISIBILITY, OR TINY ROCKS, 4/27

Adaptive Arts Presents INVISIBILITY, OR TINY ROCKS, 4/27

ADAPTIVE ARTS is pleased to announce a staged workshop of its inaugural Theater For Young Audiences Production, Invisibility, or Tiny Rockets, by Lauren Ferebee directed by MARIELLE DUKE. The workshop takes place on Sunday, April 27th as part of an ongoing educational partnership with the YM & YWHA of Washington Heights/ Inwood. There is no cost for admission, but all donations go towards keeping Adaptive Art'sEducational Workshops free for Artists and Educators- encouraging more professionals to create accessible programming for students and audiences with disabilities. Tickets can be reserved by emailing rsvpadaptive@gmail.com or calling (845) 667 0757. Reservations are encouraged, as space is limited. YM & YWHA of Washington Heights/ Inwood is located at 54 Nagle Ave, NY, NY.

The workshop will take place April 27th at 1pm with an Educational Workshop for Artists and Educators immediately following. The hour-long theater based workshop for artists and educators asks: How do our differences become our own super powers?

Coffee and snacks will be provided by the YM&YWHA

This reading of Invisibility, or Tiny Rockets will continue our mission of educating new audiences about Autism through theater.

When Catesby Lane (one of the lesser-lesser-known teenage girl superheroes of Marvel's Golden Age) falls through 15-year-old Bertie Swanpole's ceiling, he knows that life as he's known it is about to change. The year: 1955. The place: Farmingdale, Indiana. As Bertie, a scientific genius, struggles to believe in Catesby and her comic book world, a mysterious encroaching darkness forces the two teenagers into a battle for the universe where they must embrace the unknown and the unbelievable to win.

The production features: ALEX ENGQUIST and KELLY KLOTZ

Director MARIELLE DUKE is a director, teaching artist, and Autism advocate. In New York, she has worked with Boomerang Theatre Company, Flux Theatre Ensemble, Manhattan Theatre Source, Clubbed Thumb, Piper Theater, and Impetuous Theater Group, among others. Up next, she will be directing a devised production of Goethe's Faust with August Schulenburg.

Playwright LAUREN FEREBEE is currently the 2014 Hub-Bub Theatre Artist-in-Residence in Spartanburg, SC. Her play Somewhere Safer recently premiered at the 2013 NYC International Fringe Festival and joined her published short plays Bob Baker's End of the World and jericho, jericho online at Indie Theater Now. Her other full-length works include Blood Quantum (At Hand Theatre/WET Productions), Invisibility, or Tiny Rockets (Adaptive Arts), andthe reckless season. Her work has also been developed with Spark and Echo Arts, Guerrilla Girls on Tour, ESPA/Primary Stages, Adaptive Arts, and Flux Theatre Ensemble. Lauren is a proud member of playwriting collective Lather, Rinse, Repeat, blogs at The Famous Explorer's Society, and co-founded experimental performance video blog tinydanceconcerts. She works as writer, actor, mover and deviser. BFA, NYU/Tisch.

ADAPTIVE ARTS is a nonprofit theater company dedicated to fusing a gap between disability and the arts. We strive to create accessible theater productions and foster new work that showcases characters with special needs. For more information, please visit www.adaptiveartstheater.org.

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