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 New Age of Libraries: Community Centers for All As the United States has progressed into the 21st-century and we have seen technology tighten its grip on our daily lives, our 9000+ public libraries have been tasked with adapting. Of course, one of the most obvious areas of change has been the offer of e-books… 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

We are constantly answering questions about how to introduce the art of theatre to individuals with disabilities. Of course, why we have a passion to introduce theatre to this population requires a discussion on equality, opportunity and choice. In our quest to fully reflect the mission of 4th Wall, we focus on the concepts of… Read More

As a lead instructor for 4th Wall you can’t help but worry the day of the show. Over the past however many weeks, our students are memorizing lines, practicing songs, and rehearsing dances, all in order to impress our guests on the big day. All you really want is a show that your students feel… Read More

When the curtain went up on the 2016 season of 4th Wall Theatre Company, we introduced you to 3 of the innovative organizations that star as community partners in our mission to bring the stage and all of its therapeutic  benefits to young people with special needs. In an effort to continue to bring our… Read More

*********This post features Quick Pix!—bulletpoints that tell you what you need to know FAST! For the blog reader in a rush! Sensory-friendly film showings first came to my attention when my sister, who has twin sons with special needs, told me that she had heard about them; “Too bad the only theaters showing them are so… Read More