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Media / Theatre Training

Training in the performing arts for people with developmental disabilities


Born to Act Players

  • Mary Rings, Company Director
  • Van Nuys, CA
  • www.borntoactplayers.com
  • A dramatic arts program since 1995 including cast members with and without disabilities.

Performing Arts Studio West

  • Site address: 438 S. Market St, Inglewood, CA 90301
  • Mailing: P.O. Box 1441, Inglewood, CA 90308
  • 310-674-1346
  • www.pastudiowest.com
  • An adult day program providing hands-on, individual training, career management, and on location support for performers with developmental disabilities working in film, television and commercials.


  • Stephen Breithaupt, DTI, Founder and Director
  • Los Angeles and Orange County
  • www.theradrama.com
  • Theatre arts for people with special needs “Acting for Life”


B.E.S.T. Network

  • Marlene Wagnon, CCO/Founder
  • Olathe, Kansas
  • www.thebestnetwork.org
  • Creating communities of kindness and inclusion through performing arts, integrating people with and without disabilities.

New York

All Star C.A.S.T. Workshop

  • Syracuse, NY
  • amy@advocatesincorporated.org
  • A partnership between Advocates Inc. and the Syracuse University Drama Department. The semester long class incorporates movement, dance, vocalization, teamwork, use of props & song to engage participants with developmental disabilities in an inclusive setting on the Syracuse University campus.


Dionysus Theatre

  • Site address: 5601 S. Braeswood Blvd, Houston, Texas
  • Mailing: 5300 N. Braeswood, #26, Houston, Texas 77069
  • 713-728-0041
  • www.dionysustheatre.org
  • An inclusive full standing theatre and company educating and empowering actors with and without disabilities.

United Kingdom

Shoestring Theatre Company

  • Claire Snowdon-Darling, Artistic Director
  • Ali Croud, counselor
  • http://www.shoestringtheatre.com/
  • A place where talented adults with learning disabilities get together to create dynamic and exciting pieces of self expression and performance art.


Lauren Potter

Luke Zimmerman

Jamie Brewer

Chris Burke

Robin Trocki

Andrea Friedman

Blair Williamson

Edward Barbanell

Luke Spinelli

Peter ten BrinkPeter ten Brink

Christine YoungChristine Young

Katelyn ReedKatelyn Reed

Sarah GordySarah Gordy