Expanding on the core of our integrated ensemble from King Arthur’s Night, Neworld Theatre is creating an ongoing, paid, once-a-week performance ensemble made up of both “neurotypical” and “neurodivergent” performers. Additional participants will be sourced through our professional theatre networks and our community partners.

We will begin with the creation model that has led to two Neworld mixed-ability productions: Peter Panties and King Arthur’s Night, as well as classes Niall McNeil, Marcus Youssef, Veda Hille and James Long have taught periodically over the last three years at the Down Syndrome Research Foundation. This model lets participants collaboratively adapt stories they already know, according to their own desires, remaking them from their own perspectives.

“Every single one of us is very good at some things and not so good at others, and this is equally true for every person in the room.” –Marcus Youssef, describing the ethical and creative principle guiding this work

In partnership with posAbilities and the Down Syndrome Research Foundation of BC.

With the support of the Vancouver Foundation.