Katie Mann
November 14, 2017

On September 16th, I had the privilege to see Addy and Uno at The Theater at the 14th Street Y in New York City! It was an honor to be in the audience and witness the children around me learn from this heartfelt, informative new show. The older I become and the more theatre I… Read More

“Be Safe. Be Brave. And Always Be Respectful!” These are the 3 rules of theatre! In this blog, let us consider “Be Brave”  for parents of a child with special needs. In a theatre workshop, being brave means trying new things and not being afraid; but what does it mean from a parent’s perspective? When… Read More

The first “rule” in every 4th Wall class is be safe. Seemingly easy, this rule can be deceptively difficult to understand. There are many ways to “be safe”: with the way we use our bodies, the way we interact with others, and even with the way we use our words. Let’s unpack the different ways… Read More

My childhood was dominated by Barbie. She decided much of my schedule; dinner time was pushed back and back until my mother broke the doll’s spell by shutting her away in the DreamHouse and banning me from the playroom. I got over my tears by the entree. I recognize a similar affinity in my nephew’s… Read More