What is Tapestry Theatre Company...
CenterStage’s Tapestry Theatre casts actors, ages 11+, with special needs in lead roles, and peer mentor actors as understudies and support. Lead actors and ensemble members are partnered during the rehearsal and performance process. Tapestry Theatre provides actors with an opportunity to participate in Theatre in an environment that is safe, welcoming, adaptive and inclusive. This creates a community that encourages youth to experience diversity and forge long lasting friendships, culminating in high quality musical productions.
“The world would be a much brighter place if everyone were as kind and honest and generous as the cast and crew of Tapestry. This experience has changed my perspective on human nature. What an honor it has been to be a part of something so special.”
- Katie Knapp, Understudy/Mentor
“When you are a parent of a child and get that
diagnosis and read all the books, you worry what your child won't be able to do. But as you go along, you find that the ordinary will take on an added sweetness and become extraordinary as the smallest moments take on the luminous glow of a hard-won battle as you watch your child grow into the person she is destined to be. Being involved with Tapestry is one of those moments.”
- Kathleen Georgen, Lead Actor Parent