1. Challenges and opportunities for Careers in the Arts

Hiring art majors with disabilities

This past weekend, I was fortunate to go to Mountain Jam in Castkill, NY. This was a lot of fun because it was extraordinarily accessible (interpreters, and front of the speakers experience along with courteous staff). One thing I noticed was that stage managers, lighting crew and all of the tech support staff DID NOT include anyone with disAbilities. We have graduated a number of Deaf Theater majors that can perform any number of these duties, building the stage, helping with lighting, moving stage equipment in-between shows and the like. I am curious if companies that hire backstage crew staff could consider hiring Theaters with disABilities.


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