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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

A person wearing a “Theatre Stands with Autism” T-shirt faces away from the camera. The set of a theatre performance is in the background.

Seesaw Theatre’s annual Inclusive Theatre Festival returns, brings local theatres for diverse audiences together

November 13, 2022

Seesaw Theatre presented its Seventh Annual Inclusive Theatre Festival on Saturday and Sunday — a weekend-long conference that invites local theatres intended for diverse audiences to celebrate progress...

A girl leans over to let a boy blow bubbles out on a stage with a spotlight on him.

Seesaw Theatre produces theatre designed for the audience

October 18, 2021

When Communication senior Ilana Abusch served as an adventure guide in Seesaw Theatre’s spring show her freshman year, she was paired up with a little boy who did not like to be touched. Abusch kept...

Luke Hogan Laurenson in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s 2019 production of “Hairspray,” directed by ITF presenter Christopher Liam Moore. Moore of the production will be speaking at Seesaw Theater’s annual Inclusive Theatre Festival this weekend.

Inspired by her brother, Julia Hogan Laurenson and Seesaw discuss inclusivity in theater

November 13, 2019

The day Luke Hogan Laurenson started walking independently in 2016, he asked his mom to turn on some Taylor Swift music. She played “Shake It Off” and took out her phone to record it on video. Luke,...

A workshop presented by Katie Yohe, a co-founder and artistic director of ABLE Ensemble, at the 2017 Inclusive Theatre Festival. This year’s festival will focus on the growth that has occurred in accessible theater.

Seesaw Theatre puts on Third Annual Inclusive Theatre Festival

November 7, 2018

It’s atypical for an actor to directly interact with the audience, but Lindsey Weiss is looking forward to having a conversation about accessibility and inclusion in the theater community for people...

Seesaw Theatre adventure guides perform with disabled children during the show “Earth,” which was their spring production.

New annual festival embraces people with disabilities into the theater world

November 16, 2016

A&E For Seesaw Theatre’s show this spring, Communication sophomore Christina Layton asked the mother of a child who uses a wheelchair to let her hold him in her arms. During a portion...

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