Speech to the Raleigh Civitans with RLT’s Charles Phaneuf on the Case for Sensory-Friendly Performances

Our whole family attended the Raleigh Little Theatre production of Alice@Wonderland last spring (because we had heard about them but never had attended one). We were both blown away by the built-in accommodationsRLT offered to families, including making fidget balls and headphones available to kids who may need them. There was even a staffed chillax area in the lobby, for families if they needed an escape from the noise or lights. The accommodations it took us years to figure out, were right there so all families had to do was show up and enjoy the inclusive experience. What I’ve learned along the way, is that positive experiences like these, not only provide a fun afternoon out but also do so much more for kids like my daughter and families like mine.

See Why Daniel Ryan Wallach’s Passion for Shakespeare Makes Him One to Watch

Daniel Ryan Wallach is passionate is spending his summer at Marin Shakespeare in California. Hear what he had to say about his experience at Marin Shakespeare, what it's like to teach kids about classic literature, and his time working with James Franco in this podcast installment of "One to Watch."