Artistic expression has been used to tell human stories for millennia, and the creators at Inside Out Theatre want to ensure everybody has access to performance art. The drama programs allow artists with developmental disabilities the opportunity to create an artistic collective and then produce and star in plays of their own. Artistic Director Col Cseke developed the company’s latest project, Most Imaginary Worlds, with that view in mind. Over three years participants will be paid a professional wage to develop a production. Cseke said he hopes to inspire children with disabilities to explore their own stories by seeing actors who look like them on a professional stage.
Based on Vital Signs Survey
agree that investing in the arts should be a priority for the local government.
believe that too much is spent on the arts (up from 34% over past two years.)
say that the arts do not offer communities any benefits.
agree that a strong arts and culture scene is key to creating a vibrant city.
of females say that the arts contribute to a sense of community (vs. 52% among males).
rate availability of arts programs and events as good/excellent.
rate affordability of arts programs and events as good/excellent.