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."

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, 2016.

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 PerformanceLive 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 Magazine2019.

p. 58-59.

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.

Other Resources

Upfront Performance Network

Flow Observatorium