Dedicated to inclusion, The Tobin Center announces its first Sensory-Friendly Performance. These performances are designed to create a performing arts experience that is welcoming and specially-adapted for the enjoyment of families with members that are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, cognitive and physical challenges, or other sensory sensitivities. The Sensory-Friendly Performance with Parsons Dance Company is on Monday, September 26, 2016 at 11 am in the H-E-B Performance Hall. This performance is a special one-hour presentation set to accommodate the sensory challenges of the audience. While the integrity of the performance remains the same, certain elements are modified in an effort to create a welcoming and inclusive audience experience for families with members on the autism spectrum.
The Tobin Center will launch this initiative in partnership with the Autism Theatre Initiative of the Theater Development Fund based in New York City. TDF’s Autism Theatre Initiative consults with theatres and presenting houses across the country as part of their National Advisory Partnerships. Previous advisory partnerships have included The Old Globe, Hartford Stage, The Hobby Center, Big Apple Circus, Pittsburgh Ballet, and more.