Talleri McRae is a theatre artist, educator, disability scholar, and inclusion/access specialist based in Louisville, KY. Talleri is a proud member of the American Alliance for Theatre, Theatre for Young Audiences/USA, and is a contractor for the access department at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Talleri holds a BS from Northwestern University and an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin.
The Future of Theatre is Accessible
Accessible and inclusive theatre is not new. Nevertheless, more often than not, theatre companies today that are striving to include the disability community do so by welcoming disabled actors to their stages and disabled audiences to their performances.
Interesting Thoughts on Access, Inclusion, and Disability
I sub-organized into three separate topics:
1) The "Theatre-ing while Disabled" Series by Kate Langsdorf, which is a great overview at all the different ways professional theatre and disability can collide.