How do Theatre and Autism fit together? Do you have students on the spectrum in your youth theatre? Have you ever put on a relaxed or sensory-friendly performance?
All of these questions and more were answered in a Drama Teacher podcast with James Lekatz, director of the CAST programme (Creative, Accepting, Sensory-Friendly, Theatre) at Stages Theatre Company in Hopkins, Minnesota, USA.
This excellent article from the Theatrefolk blog shares a few highlights from this discussion, including tips to ensure your creative space is inclusive and safe for young people on the autism spectrum.
(You can also listen to the full podcast!)