Considered one of the premier arts and disabilities organizations in the U.S., Dancing Wheels is a professional, physically integrated dance company uniting the talents of dancers both with and without disabilities.
To date, the Dancing Wheels Company’s inspirational mission has touched over 4.5 million people through performances, school assemblies, residencies and workshops. Millions more have enjoyed their artistry via appearances on CNN, Good Morning America, and the TV special “Christopher Reeve: A Celebration of Hope.”
With a repertory of over 40 works from nationally-esteemed choreographers and a message of inclusion and accessibility, the Company continually expands the reach of artistic possibilities while celebrating the universal spirit of dance.
From Backstage, an online and print publication, February 10, 2010: Teal Sherer is an actor. She also uses a wheelchair, on stage, on screen, and in real life. That fact "adds a layer of vulnerability" to a production of "Proof" at the NoHo Arts Center in Los Angeles "that brings the play to life," a reviewer wrote in LA Weekly. David Auburn's Tony Award–winning play doesn't specifically call for an actor in a wheelchair to play Catherine, the troubled daughter of a deceased mathematician.
"Nobody cares," Sherer said about audience response to her nontraditional embodiment of the role. Her acting is what they notice. "Make no mistake," the LA Weekly review continues, "Sherer's accomplished performance stands on its own; it's the material that's been enriched." Click to read the rest of this article by Michael P. Ventura, Working Miracles with Disabled Actors ...
From Saturday evening, January 16th through February 21st, the NoHo Arts Center in North Hollywood hosts Proof (winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama and Tony Award for Best Play) starring Teal Sherer, an actress with a disability. Teal has the honor of being the first actress with a disability to play this part. The talented cast also includes Ryan Douglas, Brad Blaisdell, and Colleen Foy; directed by Bob Morrisey.
Proof is about Catherine, the daughter of Robert, a recently deceased mathematical genius and professor at the University of Chicago, and her struggle with mathematical genius and mental illness.
Teal Sherer is an L.A. based actor, writer, and activist for performers with disabilities. She is also Producing Director for Blue Zone Theater, an L.A. company founded by and for actors with disabilities. Blue Zone's mission is to create new opportunities for artists and audiences to enjoy theatre and to build bridges between disabled and able-bodied communities. For information on donations to Blue Zone through the non- profit organization, Friends of Californians with Disabilities, go to the Blue Zone Theater homepage and click the 'Support' button.
I'll be performing inAMERICAN VOICES: Spirit of Revolution for
two performances at the Broad Theatre on Sunday, August 10th. The times
are 4pm and 7:30pm - and tickets are free!
( But they are selling out
This is the inaugural
show for the Broad Theatre - a beautiful, modern, 500 seat theatre that is part
of the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center. You can find
directions on their website: http://www.thebroadstage.com/
The show will feature me and
12 other actors: including Dustin Hoffman, Annette Bening, James
Cromwell, Rosario Dawson, and Richard Schiff.
Spirit of Revolution will explore the drive for innovation behind our
Constitution and for a maverick conception of music that could have only
happened in America.
American Composer Charles Ives (1874-1954) wrote miniatures, songs and
symphonies inspired by the sights and sounds of his day. Kent
Nagano, conductor of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and music
director of the Bavarian State Opera, has selected Ives' excerpts for chamber
orchestra interwoven with spoken text read by actors.
The Dionysus Theatre is "changing lives, one act at a time." This artistic organization is a non-profit in Houston, Texas that provides theater experience for teens and young adults who are disabled, disadvantaged or chronically ill. Currently, the theater's Artistic Director and Founder is searching for a female, age 13 or up who is blind, to fill a role in an upcoming production. If you are that person or know someone who is, please contact Deborah Norwinski at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (713) 728-0041.
The musical, SEUSSICAL JR., opens June 7th-29th and casting for various roles is currently underway. There are plenty of roles for actors of all abilities. Dionysus Theatre brings in actors with disabilities and those who are non-disabled to break down barriers and stereotypes through main stage shows, classes, touring troupe and youth theatre.
Come be a part of this award winning, life-changing theatre at 5601 South Braeswood in Houston, Texas.
To learn more about Dionysus Theater please visit www.dionysustheatre.org. (For those under 18 be sure to get permission from your parents before proceeding.)