Academic Resources on Sensory-Inclusive Theatre
Mattaini, Molly. "Creating Autistic Space in Ability-Inclusive Sensory Theatre." Youth Theatre
Journal. 30 July 2019.
Brigg, Gillian. Theatre for audiences labelled as having profound, multiple, and complex learning
disabilities: assessing and addressing access to performance. University of Nottingham, PhD thesis, 2013.
Brown, Mark, ed. Oily Cart: All Sorts of Theatre for All Sorts of Kids. Trentham Books, 2012.
Fletcher-Watson, Ben and Shaun May. "Enhancing relaxed performance: evaluating the Autism Arts
Festival." Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance. 07 May 2018.
Goodwin, Jill. Sharing an Aesthetic Space of Refuge within a School for Pupils with Profound and
Multiple Learning Disabilities: Golden Tent." University of Winchester, PhD thesis, 2019.
Griffiths, Ellie. "Looking to the Future: Sensory Performance Work for Neurodiverse Audiences."
Hubshman (Leigh), Samantha. "Art for Everyone." TYA Today. Vol. 29 No. 2, 2015. p. 30-35.
Mahoney, Alison. Sensory Theatre for Neurodiverse Audiences during Covid 19. Ulster University, MA
thesis, Sept 2020.
Napel, Maddie. Seesaw Theatre: A Model for Inclusive Theatre Practice within the American University
Setting. Northwestern University, BA honors thesis, 30 Jan 2017.
Shaughnessy, Nicola. Applying Performance: Live Art, Socially Engaged Theatre and Affective
Practice. Palgrave Macmillan, Hampshire, 2012.
Of particular interest: Chapter 6, section 6.5 - "Through the looking glass: the autistic consciousness and post-dramatic theatre: Jacqui Russell and Red Kite (Chicago Children's Theatre)"
---. “Imagining Otherwise: Autism, Neuroaesthetics and Contemporary
Performance.” Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, vol. 38, no. 4, December 2013, p. 321- 334.
--- and Trimingham, Melissa. "Imagining the Ecologies of Autism." Routledge Companion to Theatre,
Performances, and Cognitive Science. Routledge, New York, 2019, p. 316-329.
---. "Curious Incidents: Pretend Play, Presence, and Performance Pedagogies in Encounters with
Autism" Creativity and Community among Autism-Spectrum Youth: Creating Positive Social Updrafts through Play and Performance. Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2016, p. 187-216.
Shoenenberger, Heidi. "Slow Theatre: Creating Multi-Sensory Experiences." ASSITEJ Magazine, 2019.
Shaw, Kerry. The Red Kite Project. DVD. Rascals and Rogues with Chicago Children’s Theatre, 2010.
Wood, Margot. "Performing Arts for Participants with Neurological/Physical/Cognitive Challenges."
Diversity, Representation, and Culture in TYA. International Theatre for Young Audiences Research Network, planned for printing 2020.