Arts & Accessibility
Through tours and hands-on workshops delivered by trained professionals, these programs are designed to accommodate learners regardless of physical or mental ability.
Customized SMoCA Tours for Diverse Learners
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Free; registration required
Museum tours are formatted to make the art accessible for diverse learners. Whether your students thrive in a sensory-friendly environment, require an interpreter for language barriers or access learning through differentiated instruction, we will work with you to meet the learning needs of your group. Please contact us at least three weeks in advance to learn more about how the Museum can best serve everyone exploring the arts.
All ages welcome
Program contact: KatieB@ScottsdaleArts.org
A Celebration of the Arts for Children with Disabilities
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, 9:15 a.m. – Noon This event is closed. Future dates TBD.
Scottsdale Civic Center Park
Free; registration required
This annual half-day field trip offers a safe, friendly environment for elementary-aged children with various disabilities to create art in a fun and festive outdoor setting.
Program contact: LeslieH@ScottsdaleArts.org
Detour Company Theatre
The Addams Family: A New Musical
Friday, June 2, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 3, 3 p.m.
Sunday, June 4, 3 p.m.
Location: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 East Second Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Free Admission (Donations Welcome; Limited Seating; First-Come, First-Served)
Founded in 2000, the nonprofit Detour Company Theatre provides quality and authentic arts education and performance opportunities for adults with developmental and other challenges – including deafness, blindness and autism – through the magic and miracle of theater.
Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.
The cast of Detour Company Theatre, comprised of adults with developmental and other challenges, including deafness, blindness and autism, embrace the magic of musical theater. In 2017, Detour will present a winter and spring musical (to be announced). Visit DetourCompanyTheatre.org for more information.
All performances are audio described and ASL interpreted.
Credits: book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice; music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa; based on characters created by Charles Addams; originally produced on Broadway by Stuart Oken, Roy Furman, Michael Leavitt, Five Cent Productions, Stephen Schuler, Decca Theatricals, Scott M. Delman, Stuart Ditsky, Terry Allen Kramer, Stephanie P. McClelland, James L. Nederlander, Eva Price, Jam Theatricals/Mary LuRoffe, Pittsburgh CLO/Gutterman-Swinsky, Vivek Tiwary/Gary Kaplan, The Weinstein Company/Clarence, LLC, Adam Zotovich/Tribe Theatricals by special arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical.