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And Here's What Happened: TADW's Sensory-Friendly Theatre Experience

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Published on Jul 29, 2013

This video chronicles the Teenage Drama Workshop's (TADW's) sensory-friendly production of Disney's Aladdin Jr. on Saturday, July 20th in the CSUN Campus Theatre.

The production was designed to make the theatre experience accessible to children and adults on the autism spectrum, or those who have other sensitivities to light, sound and activity.

We reduced intensity, toned down lighting, omitted strobes, left the house lights up and explained to the audience what to expect in the theatrical experience. Many of our audience members have never been to live theatre before because the sound and light stimuli can feel like an onslaught to people with heightened sensory sensitivity.

Children had the option to come and go from the theatre, take a break, draw or sit in a quiet area, or watch the show from out in the lobby through the open theatre doors.

We hope to do it again and again! Like our video and share your comments below. We'd love to hear from you.

And visit TADW: http://www.csun.edu/tadw

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