ACCESS & INCLUSION

Imagination Stage encourages children of all abilities to discover and develop their full creative potential through the performing arts. Click the button below to find our course catalog.

 

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INCLUSION

(AGES 1-18)

Imagination Stage endeavors to create an inclusive and welcoming environment, as well as equitable access to all artistic and educational programming for students, staff, patrons, professional artists, and visitors of all abilities. We offer both inclusive and peer group settings, and our staff works with students and their families to identify and provide the most successful experience for each student. Parents are encouraged to provide complete information on registration forms for classes at Imagination Stage and will be contacted by a member of our Access team to discuss reasonable and respectful accommodations and support strategies. Strategies may include pre-program student/family visits, additional staff support, and continued observation and follow-up.

ONLINE ACCESS CLASSES

(AGES 3-21*)

Specifically designed for students with cognitive/developmental disabilities, these classes offer the same curriculum covered in our general education classes, allowing students to have a deep exploration of their art form. Students will be provided a variety of entry points to the material with supports such as higher student-teacher ratios.

*Students ages 18-21 must be currently enrolled in high school or a high school equivalency program.

THE PEGASUS ENSEMBLE

(AGES 13-21*)

Auditions for the next Pegasus class will happen in Summer 2021

Pegasus Ensemble is a two-year conservatory program designed solely for students with disabilities, providing one year of acting training to develop performance and ensemble skills and a second year to perform in a fully realized production.

*Students ages 18-21 must be currently enrolled in high school or a high school equivalency program.

IN-SCHOOL RESIDENCIES

(ALL AGES)

Students participating in residencies are encouraged and supported to further develop individual creativity, self-awareness, flexibility, empathy, and self-esteem while increasing the vital ensemble skills of communication and collaboration. Residencies are custom-designed to meet the goals of our partner organizations. Imagination Stage is proud to have designed and implemented specialized drama residency experiences for the following schools and programs:

  • The Ivymount School
  • Kennedy Krieger School (Rockville Campus)
  • The Lourie Center for Children’s Social and Emotional Wellness
  • Take 2 Summer Camp
  • BroadFutures
  • The Auburn School (Silver Spring)

ACCESS & INCLUSION STAFF

SCOTT S. TURNER

Access & Inclusion Coordinator

Scott S. Turner is a teaching artist and performer who seeks to bring arts opportunities to people of all abilities. He has worked in inclusion in a variety of capacities for nearly ten years. As the Access and Inclusion Coordinator, he oversees all Education department Access and Inclusion programming, including access classes designed for students with disabilities, drama residencies for specialized population schools, and Sensory-Friendly theatre performances. Previously, Scott worked as an assistant teacher and paraeducator to emotionally disturbed students for four years. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Theatrical Performance from Frostburg State University.

CONTACT

Scott S. Turner

Access & Inclusion Coordinator

301-280-1631

[email protected]