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Casting Society & Inclusion Join Forces for Town Hall September 21

  • September 9th, 2015

The Casting Society of America (CSA), in partnership with Inclusion in the Arts, will host a Town Hall conversation between casting directors and actors with disabilities on Monday, September 21, 2015 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Equity Council Room at The Actor’s Equity Building (165 West 46th Street, 14th Floor). The event is the…

News: AAPD Releases 2013 Compendium on Disability Statistics

  • December 11th, 2013

Gap in Employment for People with Disabilities Remains Too Wide http://www.aapd.com/resources/press-room/aapd-releases-the-2013.html Washington, DC (December 11, 2013) – Today, the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), the nation’s largest disability rights organization, is pleased to announce the publication of the 2013 Compendium on Disability Statistics. The gap in employment for people with disabilities compared to people without disabilities…

“When I Walk” opens Friday October 25th in NYC

  • October 25th, 2013

When I Walk opens in NYC at IFC Center on October 25th! THE FILM In 2006, 25-year-old Jason DaSilva was on vacation at the beach with family when, suddenly, he fell down. He couldn’t get back up. His legs had stopped working; his disease could no longer be ignored. Just a few months earlier doctors…

Actors for Autism receives a $4,000 Quality of Life Grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation for “Meet the Biz Workshops”

  • September 23rd, 2013

SHERMAN OAKS, CA – SEPTEMBER 18, 2013 – ACTORS FOR AUTISM is proud to announce that it has received a $4,000 Quality of Life grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.  The award was one of 76 grants totaling almost $427,000 awarded by the Reeve Foundation to nonprofit organizations nationwide that provide more opportunities,…

Commentary: Non-traditional casting is not a two-way street

  • July 25th, 2013

Inclusion in the Arts’ Executive Director, Sharon Jensen, wrote this piece for the “Mister Producer” blog on the London based website The Stage, in response to to the blog’s author Richard Jordan’s earlier piece on colour-blind casting. Philosophically, the world—including theatre, film and television—to which we all aspire is one in which everyone has the…

La Jolla Playhouse still seeking artists for upcoming production of “Side Show”

  • February 27th, 2013

THE REVIVAL OF SIDE SHOW Directed by BILL CONDON (Dreamgirls, Chicago, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Parts 1 and 2) AT THE LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE, San Diego, CA November 5th – December 17th, 2013 SEEKING: Sideshow and circus performers (e.g. contortionists, fire-eaters, sword swallowers, etc.), including performers with disabilities and neoburlesque artists. Must be…

On Beauty – Directing Disability – Shabbat Dinner and Conversation

  • February 12th, 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013 at the JCC Manhattan.  Registration request by March 1, 2013.  Tickets are available online at JCC Manhattan or by calling 646-505-5708. Join special guests and filmmakers as we honor and discuss the work of outstanding directors of films about people with disabilities over a Shabbat dinner and conversation led by Inclusion…

Playwright, Bruce Norris, challenges Racial Casting Practices

  • October 23rd, 2012

October 21, 2012, 7:21 pm Playwright Challenges Racial Casting Practices By ADAM W. KEPLER The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Bruce Norris has called for a boycott in Germany of theater productions in which white actors are cast in roles explicitly written for black performers. In a letter addressed to fellow members of the Dramatists Guild, a…

Inclusion in the Arts partners with TCM to Examine Hollywood’s Depiction of People with Disabilities

  • July 24th, 2012

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will dedicate the month of October to exploring the ways people with disabilities have been portrayed in film. On behalf of Inclusion in the Arts, Lawrence Carter-Long will join TCM host Robert Osborne for The Projected Image: A History of Disability in Film. The special month-long exploration will air Tuesdays in…

Congratulations to Emily Perl Kingsley and the writers of Sesame Street

  • June 20th, 2012

Congratulations to our good friend Emily Perl Kingsley and the other talented writers of Sesame Street for earning a Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts EMMY for Outstanding Writing in a Children’s series!