Actors with Disabilities: Are You in Our Files?

As part of our ongoing effort to serve underrepresented performers with disabilities (PWDs), Inclusion in the Arts maintains a nationwide database of disabled actors with experience and/or training. We work closely and often with producers, directors and casting directors across the country and regularly refer actors for roles in film, television and theatre. As the industry grows more committed to representing all aspects of diversity, we are also being asked to refer disabled actors for roles which may not be disability-specific. Our nationwide database for PWDs is an essential resource for industry professionals, but it can only work for you if we have your information.

We are not agents or managers; we charge no fee and take no commission. We are a not-for-profit organization and our goal is to serve actors and arts and entertainment professionals to increase opportunities for disabled actors on stage and screen. You do not have to be a member of any union to be included in our database.

In order to be in our artist files, we require your current headshot (JPEG only, no larger than 2MB) and electronic resume (PDF preferred, Word accepted). Please be sure to include complete contact information (including representation, if applicable) to our Disability and Programming Associate David Harrell . In your cover e-mail, we ask that you self-identify your disability, so that we are able to efficiently assist with specific casting inquiries.

Please note: If you have previously submitted your materials, but have not sent us an update since 2013, please email your current headshot and resume as soon as possible to avoid being placed in our inactive files.

For more information about Inclusion in the Arts and our database, call us at 212-730-4750. For the most timely response, please do not use the comments function on this page for questions; please write us at the link shown above or by visiting our contact page.

And don’t forget to like us on Facebook, where we regularly post casting notices.

9 Responses to “Actors with Disabilities: Are You in Our Files?”

  1. Phillip Ramirez says:

    thanks for this consideration !

  2. I am very thankful to see this site. I had bone cancer in 2003 and almost lost my right arm. What I did lose was the use of it because of the nerve damage. I also am challenged with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Sitting down and feeling sorry for myself is not an option. I put my game face on and go to work. Thank you for the inclusion. As long as the mouth works, we’re good!

  3. Doug Weeks says:

    Greetings David et al,
    Glad you are doing this, because it’s been difficult to get auditions here in Massachusetts.

    Thanks again!


  4. Ivy Purdy says:

    ty I am an actor with a disability and will follow up- I’m in SAG

  5. Anonymous says:

    This is great in that “Alliance_for_inclusion in_the Arts” assists in finding hidden talent without fees for the artist. Nice Simplicity and great for all; artists, producers, and last but not least, the audience.

  6. Shelly Kudrov says:

    Thank you for providing this awesome service / resource. I am sure I am speaking for everyone…we appreciate it!

    Shelly Kudrov
    San Francisco, CA

  7. […] you are a performer with a disability, click here to find out how you can add your information to Inclusion’s database. They request that you […]

  8. Please contact our office with your resume and head shot. A link to the e-mail address appears above. Thanks!

  9. We are not producers, but a resource for producers, directors and casting directors. If you’d like to be included in our database, please contact our office with you resume and headshot. Thanks!

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