STARTING A THEATER
PEOPLE LIKE US provides personal, on-site coaching to your creative team over the course of a 2-year training. Upon completion, you are certified as a PEOPLE LIKE US Affiliate, join the network of PLU theaters, and continue to have access to the resources required to sustain your theater for performers with developmental disabilities.
Raising the Curtain combines years of research, development, and expertise to equip communities to teach, cast, rehearse, and platform performers with developmental disabilities. From waivers and applications to casting evaluation guides, this curriculum is an indispensable component to each troupe’s success.
It’s not long after a troupe begins that members are ready to perform. Yet popular productions do not lend themselves to the language or non-verbal nature of performers who have disabilities.
Furthermore, copyright restrictions do not allow for lines, language, or characters to be adjusted from the original script. Therefore, PEOPLE LIKE US crafted Folklore and Fairy Tales, a collection of 12 shows that cater to the interests, humor, potential, and ability of people with disabilities.
PEOPLE LIKE US grants permission to alter the scripts’ language so it best caters to the unique abilities of each performer. Original songs are supplemented by rehearsal tracks, accompaniment tracks, and instructional choreography videos.