Leslie Shook has worked as the theatre manager for The DePaul Theatre School in Chicago since 1982 and is responsible developing audiences of more than 35,000 people at DePaul’s Merle Reskin Theatre each season. One show of DePaul’s Theatre School’s production of Cinderella was turned into a sensory friendly performance. Leslie talks about theatre and it’s importance to children, plus she discusses what goes into and what can be done with sensory performances.

In this episode we discuss:

  • How is a sensory friendly show done?
  • What is her story on how she decided to produce a sensory friendly show?
  • What was the result of their first sensory friendly show?
  • What are the future changes going to be for theatre shows in regards to audience needs?
  • Why is it important to experience live shows?

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