Program Founded in 2011
Our performing arts program educates the general public to respect and celebrate differences. We partner with local performing artists and organizations (theatre and dance) who perform for or conduct performance workshops for student and adult community groups. Attendees, who may also engage in performances, are encouraged to participate in post-event discussions taht further address the theme of respecting and embracing diversity and difference. Performances are chosen that exhibit our organizational philosophy of inclusion and that create a clear level of understanding of the beauty and depth of our community.
For its debut of the Performing Arts Program, Art Access, in partnership with PYGmallion Productions, presented a one-act-play called The Mysterious, Happy Life of Brown Bag. Written by local playwright Greg Near, the play tells the poignant story of a boy who was born with an unusual difference. It chronicles Brown Bag's struggle to fit in, and is told from the perspective of his mother and his teacher. The title character teaches us to embrace and respect differences. This play helps Art Access to exhibit our organizational philosophy of inclusion by creating a clear level of understanding of the beauty and depth of diversity and the richness that diversity can add to our lives.
To learn more about The Mysterious, Happy Life of Brown Bag, check out these VIDEOS on Vimeo. To request a performance of The Mysterious, Happy Life of Brown Bag, or to learn more about this program, email .