ADA 25 FOR 25 CULTURAL ACCESS PROJECT
Lifeline Theatre is participating in the ADA 25 for 25 Cultural Access Project, and will have two focus areas for their 2015-2016 Season. One is to expand their current offerings of Audio Described performances with a pre-show touch tour and their Open Captioned performances to their KidSeries programming. The second focus area is to include one performance in each KidSeries production that is Sensory Friendly for children who have social or cognitive disabilities. This will increase their total number of accessible performances from 6 to 15.
The 2015-2016 accessible performances are scheduled, and Lifeline will be reaching out to professionals who have worked with children who have social or cognitive disabilities over the summer to prep for the first Sensory Friendly performance in the fall. Lifeline will also be working to reach out to more people in the disability community to increase the number of audience members who are utilizing their programs.
For accommodations information, please contact Erica Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-761-4477 x703. You can also visit their accessibility page by clicking here.
Accommodations available at Lifeline Theatre include:
• Accessible parking
• Accessible entrance/exits
• Accessible bathrooms
• Touch tours
• Assistive Listening Devices
• Large print programs
• Audio description
• Sensory friendly performances
• Open Captioning
AUDIO DESCRIBED/TOUCH TOUR PERFORMANCES• Miss Buncle’s Book: October 10, 2015
• Mr. Popper’s Penguins: November 7, 2015
• Sparky!: February 13, 2016
• Midnight Cowboy: March 19, 2016
• Lester’s Dreadful Sweaters: March 26, 2016
OPEN CAPTIONED PERFORMANCES• Miss Buncle’s Book: September 27, 2015
• Mr. Popper’s Penguins: November 14, 2015
• Sparky!: January 23, 2016
• Midnight Cowboy: March 5, 2016
• Lester’s Dreadful Sweaters: April 2, 2016
SENSORY FRIENDLY PERFORMANCES• Mr. Popper’s Penguins: November 21, 2015
• Sparky!: February 7, 2016
• Lester’s Dreadful Sweaters: April 17, 2016
ABOUT LIFELINE THEATRE
Lifeline Theatre is driven by a passion for story. Their ensemble process supports writers in the development of literary adaptations and new work, and their theatrical and educational programs foster a lifelong engagement with literature and the arts. A cultural anchor of Rogers Park, Lifeline is committed to deepening their connection to an ever-growing family of artists and audiences, both near and far.