Detour Company Theatre offers stage experience to adults with disabilities

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The Detour Company Theatre is a special kind of theater troupe, offering stage and performance experience to adults with disabilities.

The company is leading audiences down the Yellow Brick Road with its production of “The Wizard of Oz” from Jan. 6-8 at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. On Arizona Horizon today, we spoke to Rebecca Monteleone, Detour Company Theatre Board Member and Advocacy Chair, and one of the performers, Corey Paskvan.

About Detour Company Theatre

Detour Company Theatre provides theater training and performance experiences for adults with developmental, intellectual and physical disabilities. It provides participants with authentic opportunities to develop artistry, demonstrate courage and collaboration, and participate in the sharing of musical theater with the entire community.

The participants may have disabilities including (but not limited to) autism, cognitive and physical challenges, deafness and blindness, which require additional support and adaptive techniques. The theatre works to create rewarding programming that supports existing skills and celebrates the development of new ones.

Detour also serve as a resource to the community both to support those who want to work in the field of arts and disability, and to those who are eager to celebrate the talent, creativity and artistic potential of all people.

The company stages its productions in June and January of each year.

About Corey

Corey has been with the Detour Theatre Company for four years. He previously played Charlie in Roald Dahls’ Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (January 2022). He also played Coneybear in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (June 2022). He is now playing a Munchkin and Ozian in this upcoming production of The Wizard of Oz.

Show Information

Jan 6th at 7pm – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 7th at 3pm – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 8th at 3pm – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

All performances take place at the Virginia Piper Theatre, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.
Address: Scottsdale Center For The Performing Arts, 7380 E 2nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA

Mainstage performances feature captions, audio description, and live Interpreting for the Deaf with reserved seating for Deaf and Hard of Hearing audience members and their families. Wheelchair accessible spots are first-come-first-served.

For information click here or call(480) 853-2446.

Rebecca Monteleone, Detour Company Theatre Board Member and Advocacy Chair and Corey Paskvan, performer

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