Event Details
  • Non-members, please pay at least $10 to help keep us running.
    August 16, 2024
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Details Price Qty
Free ticket for TRU members $0.00 (USD)  
Courtesy Admission (non-member) $0.00 (USD)  
Donation level 1 helper $10.00 (USD)  
Donation level 2 friend $15.00 (USD)  
Donation level 3 bestie $25.00 (USD)  
Donation level 4 supporter $35.00 (USD)  
TRU Patron $50.00 (USD)  
TRU Angel $100.00 (USD)  

Hybrid and Beyond: Maximizing the Theater Experience for Those Who Cannot Attend Live Theater
Friday 8/16/24, at 5:00pm ET

Community Gathering on Zoom - register with the bright red reservation box to receive the Zoom link. These gatherings are a service for the theater community and are offered free for TRU members; we ask that non-members help keep us running by buying a ticket, making a donation or joining as a member.

In the room: Suzanne Richard, theater director, co-founder and artistic director of Open Circle Theatre, Washington, D.C.’s first professional theater promoting careers in the arts for people with disabilities; Lisa Sniderman, multi-award-winning artist, playwright, producer, disabled artist and advocate; and Jessica Skintges Wallach, disabled artist, DC-based accessibility consultant and photographer. We have finally added "accessibility" to our current D.E.I.-awareness, but we have only begun the journey of creating accessible theater. Our perspective and conversation are now focusing on the need to rethink what access means. We will look at going beyond traditional forms of access and consider utilizing telepresence robots, creating comparable live/virtual "hybrid" experiences and generally extending theater into virtual spaces in ways that give our stay-at-home audiences a genuine sense of the live theater experience.