Katie Mann
July 24, 2013

Sometimes as a teacher, there are “one of those days” when you feel no headway is occurring. But then there are such distinctive moments of helping “just one person” that brings you back to the heart of teaching. Today was one of the latter. In class there was an adorable little boy with cognitive impairments… Read More

Katie Mann
July 17, 2013

On a recent in-house field trip I had the pleasure of working with a class of deaf, Deaf, and hard of hearing students. It was a good reminder on the difference between Deaf and deaf people: Deaf people (with the capital D) identify with the culture that goes along with being unable to hear. Although… Read More

Over a year ago now, I was chatting with a mother about the traumas often following a “special needs” diagnosis. In her case, she was informed during an ultrasound that her son would have Down syndrome. Adjusting to the news she sought counsel from a neighbor who happened to have a teenage daughter with the… Read More

Katie Mann
June 28, 2013

Wow! What can we say?? For the last five days our intrepid students from Wish Upon a Teen have been working hard on their murder mystery. Our teenagers wrote and starred in their own original play. Guided by our awesome Laura and Taylor, they were able to explore in-depth themes and script writing techniques. What… Read More

Katie Mann
June 18, 2013

Who said you have to be quiet at Libraries? On Tuesday night 4th Wall took over the Bloomfield Township Public Library for an evening of drama! Twenty students beat away the summer blues singing, dancing, and acting. What a fun way to kick off our summer! Read More

Katie Mann
June 11, 2013

You’re a star! We, at 4th Wall, love the Down Syndrome Guild. Our June 13 performance was our fourth showcase with them and it just keeps getting better and better! Our theme this time was “DSG’s Got Talent!” And talent there was: Katy Perry, Jennifer Hudson, the Little Mermaid, and Hannah Montana all made an… Read More

Katie Mann
June 11, 2013

Wow! Today marks exactly one year since the formation of 4th Wall Theatre Company. Annie and Katie remain excited and humbled by the first remarkable year. We put on 21 productions, gave out exactly 200 t-shirts, and taught 461 students. Here’s to another exciting year! Read More

Katie Mann
April 26, 2013

This Friday, Temple Grandin spoke at the Living with Autism Workshop. 4th Wall was honored to be her closing act. With our usual spunk and skill, we brought the audience to a standing ovation. Read More