WHAT WE Do
Train communities to start and sustain their own theater programs for performers with developmental disabilities
Platform PERFORMERS with developmental disabilities so they can relieve fears and raise expectations.
Because society has a largely false perception of their limitations and abilities, performers with developmental disabilities remain regularly undermined and excluded. Research suggests, however, that providing society with information and contact, creates understanding and empathy, which are the two ingredients needed to transform negative attitudes into inclusive mindsets.
Platforming performers with disabilities provides the space for self-advocacy and the opportunity for people with disabilities to transform society's perceptions about themselves. Additionally, PLU curriculum develops each actor’s conversational, relational, and social skills, providing them with a place to connect, develop, and belong.
Celebrate the lives of six performers with disabilities through our transformational documentary
Work in China twice, watching fears diminish and expectations rise
Doc shared in in 7 countries
Brittnie is writing her second book
Lauren was hired
Gather 1200+ people for the documentary premiere
Workshops for students to understand their peers with disabilities and commit to inclusion
Jimmy and Jessica's engagement!
Provide a Spanish translation of the documentary
Sean moved out
PLU Indianapolis Launch