Teenage Drama Workshop (TADW)
TADW is a six-week, intensive summer workshop for young people interested in theatre. In fact, it is the longest-running workshop of its kind in the nation. Through the program, students receive intensive training in the areas of acting, dance, and voice, or technical theatre arts (costume, stagecraft, lighting and sound). The students form a theatre company and stage two productions (a musical and a play), as well as a festival of student-written short plays, and a showcase of music theatre repertoire.
TADW has put on sensory-friendly performances for children with special needs and/or on the autism spectrum in the past, which have been met with rave reviews. For 2014, TADW plans on performing two sensory-friendly musicals — “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” and “Cirque des Pirates”. A new special additional production will bring the renowned director, Elaine Hall, and her artistic team from The Miracle Project, together with 12-15 teens on the autism spectrum, to TADW to collaborate in an innovative original play that will run for five performances.”
To learn more about TADW and upcoming events please visit their website at http://www.csun.edu/tadw/