What's New at Unified Theater
At the Suffield High School Unified Theater performance on June 3rd, a star was born! Katie Dorman, aka "Katy Gaga", showed off her Lady Gaga dance moves and performed to Poker Face with her SHS backup dancers. Her performance was such a hit and Katie loves Lady Gaga so much that several of her fellow Unified Theater rockstars wanted to get Katy Gaga even more attention - so they took to social media!
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As the 2015-2016 school year comes to a close, we look back on another fabulous year of Unified Theater. Remember the great memories with us through our year-in-review slideshow! But we're also looking forward to and planning for next school year. Join us in supporting and strengthening Unified Theater programs in your community by making a gift today. Visit unifiedtheater.org/donate and keep the Spotlight on Ability!
This year, Unified Theater Rockstars in three cities took their inclusion and drama skills out on the road for a UT Spring Tour! Our original performance of "Inclusion Rockstars" featuring inclusion tableaux and ROAR by Katy Perry (with ASL interpretation) was toured around Hartford and West Hartford on April 2 and on May 4 in Middletown, CT by two different groups of students. Barrington HS students toured a scene and song from their production, "Career Day" around Providence, RI on April 28. All our Spring Tour performances featured our signature We Are Unified song and choreography, of course!
Each of these days was super fun and we owe all these rockstars a giant round of applause for spreading the word about Unified and inclusion in two states!
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Join us for our first-ever Spotlight Showcase! We will bring new and old friends together to highlight what Unified Theater is truly all about-- our amazing student performers. Enjoy a selection of performances from our local Spotlight Schools and support another great year of Unified Theater programs. Click below for more info and to purchase tickets!
Unified Theater is gearing up for our Third Annual Greater Hartford Spring Tour on Thursday, April 2nd!
30 rockstar students of all abilities will be touring around Greater Hartford with a performance highlighting how to be an "Inclusion Rockstar" - complete with original scenes, songs and some awesome dance moves!
As part of #LOVEinclusion month, we'll be highlighting the work and advocacy of some of our favorite inclusion rockstars! This blog post is the first of our Career Spotlights where we talk to Kids Included Together CEO (and Unified Theater Board Member) Torrie Dunlap about her job and her passion for inclusion. Torrie is not only an inclusion expert but has also done theater and dance her entire life so she fits right in at Unified Theater. Head over to the Unified Theater Blog to hear more from Torrie and a link to her recent TEDx talk all about inclusion.
We want to see (and share!) your creative take on what it means to #LOVEinclusion. Join the video challenge -- have your voice heard and win Discovery Dollars and other great prizes!
We are very excited to welcome our new staff member, Rachel Griffin! Rachel joins our fabulous UT team as the Development & Communications Manager which means she'll be rocking fundraising and special events. Get to know Rachel a little bit over on our blog where she answered some fun questions, including what her theme song would be! Click here to read more!
Head on over to the UTBlog for the new blog post from YLC member Maggie! Maggie found a great story about engineering students at Rice University and their awesome creativity in creating a wheelchair for Pedro, a student with disabilities. Here at Unified, we talk about creativity a LOT and we love that you can use creativity in all aspects of life, not just theater! We especially love to see creativity used to create a more inclusive world and Maggie shares a great example of that. Click here to read her blog post!