Theatre Adventure receives grant from Vermont Arts Council

BRATTLEBORO — Theatre Adventure, Inc. is a nonprofit organization providing year-round performing arts programming for people with disabilities. Working with student’s individual abilities, they create productions using multiple artistic media in which the unique abilities of each student can flourish.

Theatre Adventure recently received a $15,000 Creative Futures Grant from the Vermont Arts Council to create innovative performances throughout the pandemic.

“In response to creating and developing our hybrid program, the students have risen to new levels of independence and leadership, as they present seamless hybrid performances,” said Julianne Kaplan, a board director, during a Theatre Adventure presentation on the organization’s growth and change at the West Village Meeting House.

The hybrid model has also expanded opportunities for participation in community events, and marketing and outreach.

According to the Vermont Arts Council, Creative Futures Grants “provide funding for creative programs impacted by the pandemic, empowering artistic organizations to thrive in creating new performance models both in person and online.”

For more information about Theater Adventure’s inclusive theater arts programming, contact Director/Co-Founder Laura Lawson Tucker at 802-387-0765 or visit

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