What Theatre for All (TFA) Does:
At Theatre for All (TFA), we are dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals with disabilities through the world of theater. Here's what we do:
Comprehensive Theatre Education: TFA offers an extensive theater education program, equipping our members with a diverse range of performance arts skills.
High-Quality Productions: We create exceptional plays and films that captivate and entertain the public, showcasing the talents of our members.
Advocacy for Inclusion: TFA is a staunch advocate for promoting employment opportunities within the arts, fostering creative empowerment, and facilitating social integration for individuals with disabilities.
Community Building: We foster a vibrant and supportive community for our members, their families, and educators, nurturing personal growth and connections.
Vocational Rehabilitation: As an Official Vocational Rehabilitation Vendor, we provide specialized training and employment opportunities in the arts, enhancing the accessibility of creative careers.
Belief in the Power of Theatre: TFA firmly believes in the transformative power of theater to drive positive change. We are committed to ensuring that everyone has access to the arts.
At TFA, we believe that life becomes more fulfilling when we unite to play, laugh, explore, express, sing, and dance together!
Theatre for All was born out of a realization that people with disabilities who were passionate about theatre, had very little access to the arts. This had to change.
So in 2015 Kim Henry, Dylan Patterson, and Gina Gambony established TFA, following a semester of successful outreach work at Laney High School.
A registered 501(c)(3) non profit company, TFA continues to grow. Since inception, TFA has tripled the membership, doubled performances, created a dance company, a choir, a Leadership program with employment opportunities and continues to expand the Outreach program, bringing arts into schools for students with disabilities at no cost.
While TFA leans towards life affirming, positive messages, TFA is not affiliated to any religious denomination or political party and holds the freedom of creative exploration as a precious tenent of the creative process. The TFA Companies are age 18+ and reserve the right to explore a wide range of issues and ideas.
TFA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation in any of its activities or operations.