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.
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BOOTs Camp Program - Margaret Murray
Director - LaRiche Lamar
Director - Becca Monteleone
Stage Manager & Taylor’s Mom - Jean Ray
Sets (Director of Sawdust Creation) & Andi’s Dad - Dick May
Costume Librarian & Eric’s Mom - Terri Myers
Props - Raylah Pillar
Costume Coordinators & Chris’ Aunt - Eddie Trayler
Costume Coordinator & Ryan’s Mom - JoAnna D’Andrea
Costume Coordinator & Mikey’s Mom - Val Weber
Guest Music Director - Stephen Schermitzler
President - Kathy Hotchner
Treasurer - Jack Colaric
Secretary - Dawn Schoenberger
Coaches are the glue for programs! Coaches work with a small group of actors to help facilitate learning, participation and success in weekly classes. Coaches do not have to have prior experience in drama or working with actors with disabilities. We are happy to provide that training. Coaches do need to come with an open heart, creative spirit, and a willingness to embrace this exciting fun-filled journey. For more information on joining our coaching team, email email@example.com.
Detour welcomes volunteers who are willing to work in set-building, set-painting, costume production, prop creation and more. These jobs are all very show-specific and time commitment can vary from hours to weeks. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping and sharing your talent.
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THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!
Detour Company Theatre is supported through the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations. To join the growing list of supporters, please contact Laurie Person, Development Director, at email@example.com.
We thank the following individuals and foundations for their generous and ongoing support...
Boys Team Charity Volunteers for all their assistance in preparation for and during our shows!