Detour Company Theatre provides theater training and performance experiences for adults with cognitive and physical disabilities, giving them authentic opportunities to develop artistry, demonstrate courage and collaboration, experience joy and participate in the sharing of musical theater with the entire community.
These adults may have disabilities including (but not limited to) autism, cognitive and physical challenges, deafness and blindness, which require additional support and adaptive techniques. We work to create rewarding programming that supports existing skills and celebrates the development of new ones.
We also serve as a resource to the community--both to support those who want to work in the field of arts and disability, and to those who are eager to celebrate the talent, creativity and artistic potential of all people.
"I like acting because it allows me to become someone else." - Andrea May
"You just have to believe in yourself and have a great time." - Brian Brett
"I like to be seen" - Christopher Forrest
"I want to fulfill a dream since I was little, of being an actress." - Jenna Jenkins
"After I saw 'FOOTLOOSE', I wanted to be a part of this." - Sarah Putsky
"I love to be around people and love to sing." - Eric Nunn