ADA 25 FOR 25 CULTURAL ACCESS PROJECT
Remy Bumppo Theatre Company’s is participating in the ADA 25 for 25 Cultural Access Project with the goal of becoming fully accessible to patrons with disabilities. The first step towards full accessibility is the offering of audio described performances and touch tours for each of their productions in their 2015/2016 season. Remy Bumppo will also provide program participants with Playbills in the format of their choosing; braille, large print, or audio recording.
In May, staff members attended an audio described performance at Steppenwolf Theatre as volunteers, in order to gain hands-on experience. By mid-summer 2015, Remy Bumppo will form and train their core AD/TT volunteers who will aid patrons on the day of performances. The first AD/TT performance is scheduled for Saturday, October 17, 2015. The AD/TT performances will continue into the 2016/2017 season, and will be refined based on patron feedback from the 2015/2016 season. Long term, Remy Bumppo envisions providing ADA accessible seating, AD/TT performances, assisted listening devices, open captioning performances, and ASL interpreted performances.
For accommodations information, please contact Rachel Thomas at Rthomas@RemyBumppo.org, 773-244-8119 ext.302 or visit their accessibility page.
Accommodations available at the Greenhouse Theater Center include:
• Wheelchair accessible entrance/exit
• Accessible bathroom
• Accessible parking through Children's Memorial hospital
• Elevator access
• Touch tours
• Braille cards (at certain performances)
• Large print programs (at certain performances)
• Audio description
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ABOUT REMY BUMPPO THEATRE COMPANY
Remy Bumppo Theatre Company is an ensemble based theatre company that believes in the power and beauty of language, and knows that conversation is an agent of change. As their motto “think theatre” suggests, the plays they produce will make you think – actively – about the complex issues we face as people, as a community, and as humankind.