BENEFITING: UNIFIED THEATER INC
ORGANIZER: UNIFIED THEATER INC
EVENT: Brooklyn Half 2013
EVENT DATE: May 18, 2013
UNIFIED THEATER INC wrote -
We're running to empower teens to lead, let creativity rule, and put the spotlight on ability!
Cheer us on with your donations in support of Unified Theater (www.unifiedtheater.org).
Unified Theater is redefining inclusion, developing student leaders, and transforming schools and communities through the performing arts. At Unified Theater, young people with and without disabilities, of all backgrounds, come together as equals to put on a production entirely organized, written, and directed by the students themselves. To date, Unified Theater has served 4,000 young people and performed to 10,000 audience members in almost fifty schools across the country. They serve students who are usually pushed from the spotlight: those with disabilities; those who struggle in school; those who have never been invited into the arts; those in high-need schools; those otherwise disengaged; those who don’t look like a ‘typical leader’. Typical barriers dissolve and young people learn to respect people regardless of ability, background, or lifestyle - a perspective they carry into adulthood. You can see our work in action on the TODAY Show, CNN, and these videos.