Fidgets for theater

All around the United States, children go to theater as a method of entertainment, learning, or for leisure. Wither or not this is a surprise to anyone is up for debate. While it is easy for some children to watch a show without issue, this is not the case for everyone. 

For some individuals, especially those with developmental, social, and intellectual disabilities, an action as simple as staying quiet during a show, or not bothering those around you becomes a painful and uncomfortable experience. In most professional shows, these actions are considered taboo, and can result in additional fees, and even expulsion from the theater. This, however is no longer the case for one company.

Ignite sees a future of theater where inclusiveness and universal acceptance are seen as normal, and where those with disabilities are given a chance to better their abilities in theater environments, with everyone able to still enjoy the show, and ideas of ableism are shunned away, rather than those that are the targets.

Unfortunately, we require a large sum of money for this to work, 1,500 US Dollars to be exact. This would go towards a large bulk of fidgets for particularly those with difficulties in motor skills and paying attention. Ignite  already has gained multiple sponsors, but the cost of products that would increase the enjoyment for those with disabilities are relatively high, especially in bulk.

We would need these funds within at least a month, as work towards our newest show is still going on, and the cost for shipping is still unknown as of currently. 

No matter what happens, I will be forever grateful of the fact that this succeeded, especially if it meets it's goal. I am truly thankful of those who consider a donation.

Donations

  • Blanner Family 
    • $20 
    • 6 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $15 
    • 6 mos
  • Michael Davidson 
    • $10 
    • 6 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 6 mos
  • Jodi Langellotti 
    • $25 
    • 6 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Joshua Gross 
Organizer
Ballwin, MO
Barbara Gross 
Beneficiary
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