AUTISM ACCEPTANCE MONTH
Join us this April for a series of live digital events, at-home theater exercises, resources and more created by Two River teaching artists.
Story Time with Amanda: Benji, the Bad Day, and Me
Join teaching artist and actor Amanda Butterbaugh as she shares Sally J. Pla's tender story about siblings Sammy and Benji, illustrated by Ken Min. Recommended for ages 5-8.
THE JOY OF THE ARTS IN THE AUTISM COMMUNITY
This roundtable brings together artists, parents, educators, and more for a discussion (and celebration!) of the exciting work underway to connect the arts to individuals on the Autism spectrum.
Listen: The Hello Song
Last season, Two River Theater teaching artists conducted Spectrum Theater Residencies with four local organizations for students with Autism. The classes inspired Amanda Latham, Music Teacher/Therapist at The Harbor School, to compose this “Hello” song, which everyone sang at the start of each class in their residency!
Explore your senses with Teaching Artist Maria Paduano, by channeling the actor’s process of using their props to tell a story! Warm up with a touch exploration of a room and everything in it, discovering it through a sense of touch. Then partner up for a passing game using your imagination.
Let's Take a Walk
Play a magical exploration game with Teaching Artist Amanda Butterbaugh, taking a walk through all sorts of incredible places without leaving your room. Can be played at any age, and with any number of friends. All you need is your imagination!
At Home Craft: Rainstick
Inspired by the “Let’s Take a Walk” theater exercise, Special Events Manager Katie Benson shows you how to create a rainstick to take along with you on a nice Spring walk.
Expand your actor’s toolkit through feelings, body language, and facial expressions with Teaching Artist Maria Paduano, and enjoy a little facial massage while you’re at it!
Characters with Hats
Play this character development game with Teaching Artist Amanda Butterbaugh, using hats to bring all sorts of characters to life.