FORD’S THEATRE SOCIETY HOSTS ITS FIRST SENSORY-FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE
The Wiz: Saturday, May 5, at 2:00 p.m.
Ford’s Theatre Society will host its first a sensory-friendly performance on May 5, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. This performance is designed to be welcoming for individuals on the autism spectrum and those with other sensory sensitivities who might benefit from an adjusted theatrical environment. Theatrical adjustments for this performance of "The Wiz" may include: lessening of strobe lighting and lighting focused on the audience; lower stage sound levels, especially for sudden or loud sounds; designated take-a-break spaces so that attendees who need to move during the performance may do so freely; designated quiet areas; and allowances for audience talking and use of tablets and smartphones for communication. Printed materials to prepare attendees for their visit to Ford’s Theatre and the performance itself will be made available to patrons.