Interlochen Arts Academy brings arts to all with Accessibility Series
Building on the success of last year’s inaugural Accessibility Series, the 2023-24 season will feature an interactive visual arts exhibition, a reading by deaf poet Ilya Kaminsky, a stage adaptation of a beloved children’s book, and more.
Continuing its commitment to bringing the arts to people of all abilities, Interlochen Arts Academy will once again offer a series of accessible performances.
First launched during the 2022-23 season, the 2023-24 Accessibility Series features student and guest artist events in visual arts, theatre, music, and creative writing. Highlights of the series include a stage adaptation of Janell Cannon’s best-selling children’s book Stellaluna, a reading by deaf poet Ilya Kaminsky, and the Academy’s annual winter festival, Winterlochen.
“Building on the success of last year's Accessibility Series, we have developed several events and performances that allow for a more diverse and inclusive audience,” said Brent Wrobel, Executive Director of Interlochen Presents. “These events enable anyone who may not otherwise feel comfortable attending a performance to experience the arts in a way that is sensitive to their needs.”
Modifications available at Accessibility Series performances include sensory fidgets; relaxed lighting and sound effects; ASL interpreters; safe spaces adjacent to the performance venue; step-free wheelchair and companion seat availability; and more. Guests are encouraged to complete a brief survey ahead of the performance to request specific modifications.
Performances in the 2023-24 Accessibility Series include:
- Oct. 7: Thesis Interactive Exhibition with Elaine Gurian and James Volkert
- Oct: 20-22: Stellaluna
- Nov. 16: Orchestra and Wind Symphony
- Jan. 24: An Evening with Ilya Kaminsky
- Feb. 17: Winterlochen
All performances are free; tickets are not required.