Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Bleu!: Sensory Friendly Performances

The Flint Hills International Children's Festival will be featuring two Sensory-Friendly performances. The performance of Bleu! on Tuesday, May 26 at 11:15am and Wednesday, May 27 at 1:15pm will be designed to create a safe, nonjudgmental, and nurturing environment for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other individuals with sensory, social, and learning disabilities. While this performance has a fluid atmosphere, it is open to the general public and can be a learning opportunity regarding the typical theater experience. Accommodations include:
  • Theater lights dimmed
  • Lower and consistent sound level, especially for startling or loud sounds
  • Patrons are free to talk and leave their seats during the performance
  • Space throughout the performance space for standing and movement
  • Limited capacity
  • Designated quiet area
  • Trained volunteers on hand to assist with patron needs and requests
  • Pre-visit materials: Social Story and Visual Schedule 
Audience members are welcome to bring their own manipulative, seat cushions, comfort objects, and extra support items to the performance. For questions, please call the Community Engagement hotline: 651.282.3017.

BLEU! from Compagnia TPO on Vimeo.