It gives me the opportunity to step out of my comfort zone and to show my talents to those who haven’t seen a special performance. Plus, It gives the audience an insight into our world that is slightly different than those of our peers. That’s what it shows: a connection of how we are the same as our peers. We just do things a little different.
— Lauren Modawell, Actress


of parents reported growth in their child’s ability to communicate within their families.

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[My child] grew in empathy. He was pretty empathetic to begin with, but he is seeing more subtleties in non-verbal communication and body language from others. [He needs] fewer prompts to complete a given task at hand [and has more] confidence in his own ability to succeed.
— Parent of a Troupe Member


of peer student performers reported they “strongly agree” that they became more comfortable with people who have developmental differences after participating

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It gives them a chance to express their ideas without the constraints of using language.
— Parent of a Troupe Member

Check out the other skills parents told us their children with intellectual differences developed through the troupe:

Expansion of self-awareness


Greater confidence interacting with others

Following directions

Taking on new challenges

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