Accessibility

Interested in making every aspect of theatre practice and participation accessible to people of all abilities? You've come to the right place! Here, you'll find content created by folks with disabilities as well as allies on what to do, what not to do, and how we can all do better. Go to this page to find out what HowlRound is doing.

The Latest

Livestreaming a performance of :HUMPTY
Video

Livestreaming a performance of :HUMPTY

at The VORTEX in Austin, Texas

Friday 27 September 2019
Austin, Texas
We Didn’t Have Any Role Models
Essay

We Didn’t Have Any Role Models

An Interview with the Founders of Wry Crips Disabled Women’s Theatre Group

by Michaela Goldhaber
21 August 2019
Creating an Intersectional Future
Essay

Creating an Intersectional Future

The Deaf Theatre Action Planning Session

by Jill Bradbury
2 July 2019
Howlround Theatre Commons
From the World Theatre Map
The Actor’s Body
Essay

The Actor’s Body

26 July 2015

Actor Natalie Osborne discusses the misconception that an actor’s body needs to be “perfect” through the teachings of Jerzy Grotowski.

Casting a Non-Autistic Christopher in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time on Broadway
Essay

Casting a Non-Autistic Christopher in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time on Broadway

4 April 2015

Is it appropriate for a non-autistic to play the part of an autistic? 

Photo from HIR.
The Theater Was Ours
Essay

The Theater Was Ours

Next Gen Nights and Hir at the Magic Theatre

21 March 2014

 looks at how Magic Theatre's initative for young theatre-goes went beyond a discount, and how the premiere of Taylor Mac's Hir at the Magic complemented their earlier production of Buried Child.

two actors onstage
The Future of Theatre is Accessible
Series

The Future of Theatre is Accessible

In this series, a variety of disabled theatre artists—managers, designers, producers, and dramaturgs—will share how they do their work, as well as their vision for an accessible future in professional theatre.

Chronic Theatremakers
Series

Chronic Theatremakers

A series of interviews with theatremakers who have chronic illnesses.

ADA 25th Anniversary
Series

ADA 25th Anniversary

To celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on 26 July 2015, we're publishing a series of pieces focusing on issues of accessibility and visibility in theatre.