Workshop Descriptions

Accessible Theatre Games For All: Learning While Moving

Sessions 3 & 4: Grades 2-6

Mickey Rowe leads fully accessible theatre games. Get moving and playing while learning how to make classroom games and activities more accessible to all!

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Mickey Rowe is the first actor on the autism spectrum to play Christopher Boone in the Tony Award winning play “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” and one of the first actors with autism to get to play any autistic character. He has written about inclusion in the media for Teen Vogue, Playbill, NPR, CNN'S Great Big Story, and more. Mickey has said in Teen Vogue, "Young actors and artists with disabilities in this country need to see positive role models who will tell us that if you are different, if you access the world differently, the world needs you! Excluding us from stories that are entirely about us unfortunately doesn’t help to accomplish this. The point of storytelling is to connect us with people we otherwise wouldn’t come in contact with, to bring us life experiences we don’t already have. That is why diversity in the arts and media matters. Inclusion in the media matters because it leads to inclusion in life. If a show about autism can’t include autistic people thoroughly and directly, we have some good work still to be done.” He has appeared in productions at Syracuse Stage, Indiana Repertory Theatre, the Seattle Opera, SCT, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Book-It Repertory Theatre, The Ashland New Plays Festival, Oregon Shakespeare Festival Midnight Projects, and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mickey lives in Seattle, WA with his wife, his 2-year-old son and his 7-month-old son. He is also Artistic Director of Arts on the Waterfront, a theater/philanthropy company working with Homeless Teen Artists, The Trevor Project, The City of Seattle, and Teen Feed. Mickey Rowe is represented by Kazarian/Measures/Ruskin & Associates.