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, specific strategy implementation, additional staff support, and continued observation and follow-up.
ARTS ACCESS & TEEN WORKSHOPS
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.
THE PEGASUS ENSEMBLE
Pegasus Ensemble is a two-year conservatory program for students with cognitive and/or developmental disabilities, providing the opportunity to further develop their theatre arts technique and life skills while working together as an ensemble. Auditions are now closed.
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
- The Auburn School (Silver Spring)