THEATRE360 IS HAVING AN OPEN HOUSE

COME AND SEE WHO AND WHAT WE ARE ALL ABOUT!

In keeping with our mission of challenging audiences, this year the Theatre360 has a new director, and in the spirit of staying fresh and exciting, a new direction! Join us to find out more info, get involved and meet us and our new director, Melissa Santora. All ages welcomed! Oh, and did we mention there will be snacks? We look forward to seeing you!

WHEN
Monday, April 14th

TIME
4pm-6pm

LOCATION
Centro Ability360
2nd floor, Classroom B
5048 E. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034

RSVP: (480) 584-1931 -or- theatre360@ability360.org

Melissa Ann Santora is a native New Yorker, who has lived in the West for nearly 30 years. A Social Worker, Melissa began her human service career in 1990, following an opportunity that changed her life. While a freshman at Weber State University, Melissa participated in a tour of the state institution for people who have developmental disabilities, and was struck by the deplorable, impersonal, and inhumane conditions the residents were living in. Believing that there must be something she could do to make a difference, Melissa began working at a group home for people who have developmental disabilities, a foundation and catalyst for future opportunities to serve people of all ages and disabilities, in additional residential, vocational, educational, and recreational settings.

Melissa is the Founding Executive Director of Same Difference Inclusive Theatre Company (SDITC), a disabilities awareness, advocacy, and empowerment troupe who have performed over 75 plays and musicals in Montana, Texas, New York, Nebraska, Utah, Arizona, and in Canada. The mission of SDITC, who in March, after a decade, will celebrate a final curtain, is to provide critical opportunities for people who do and do not have disabilities to participate in theatre arts and service together, fostering inclusion and acceptance while providing disabilities awareness education and training. All SDITC productions have featured performers who do and do not have a variety of disabilities.

Melissa is the proud parent of two amazing children, an adorable 3 year old grandson, and claims about a dozen other youth who call her “Mamalicious,” their “otha motha.” Melissa loves people, cooking, sports, entertaining, writing, and Africa. Melissa is excited to begin service as Director of Theatre360, and looks forward to sharing her expertise with this dedicated troupe.

For any questions, concerns or accommodations, please contact us at theatre360@ability360.org or (480) 584-1931.

No fragrances please. To accommodate those with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities please do not smoke or wear scented products when attending Theatre360 events. Thank you.

ALL ARE WELCOME!

The mission of Theatre360 is to create and present artistic works that entertain, inform and challenge audiences while breaking down barriers by heightening our community visibility beyond disability.