What is Tapestry Theatre Company...
CenterStage’s Tapestry Theatre is an all-abilities theater company that embraces the diversity of area actors, offering all an opportunity to shine as performers. Tapestry casts actors with special needs in lead roles, and peer actors as understudies to create a shared theatrical performance. Actors enjoy the magic of theater in a fun, welcoming, safe, and inclusive community. Our participants discover talents they never knew they had, make connections with people who have differing interests and abilities, and form long-lasting friendships. By challenging societal perceptions and showcasing everyone’s strengths, we continue to embrace our philosophy of “Applauding All Abilities.”
“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