Tom sits down with Sarah Hom of Roundabout Theatre Company and Sarah Kenny of Disney Theatrical Group to talk about the importance of disability inclusion in the arts, from creators to audience members, and their work to make Broadway more inclusive. In this conversation, they go beyond compliance to talk about the ways in which disability inclusion ensures that your artistic product is fully complete, and available to the 25% of the population that identifies as disabled.
In this episode, Sarah Hom and Sarah Kenny mention several books, resources, and creators. Here are links to more information on these resources: Read more about the survey done by the Ruderman Family Foundation about Disability representation in the media here: https://rudermanfoundation.org/white_papers/the-ruderman-white-paper-on-the-challenge-to-create-more-authentic-disability-casting-and-representation-on-tv/. Learn more about "Disability Visability" by Alice Wong and order a copy of the book here: https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/. Read more about playwright and actor Neil Marcus here: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/28/arts/neil-marcus-dead.html. Learn more about "Alt Text as Poetry Workbook" by Shannon J Finnegan and Bojana Coklyat and order a copy of the book here: https://alt-text-as-poetry.net/. Learn more about content creator, Imani Barbarin, and follow her on social media here: https://crutchesandspice.com/. For more on the Museum, Arts, and Culture Access Consortium, visit https://macaccess.org/. For more on Roundabout Theatre Company, visit https://www.roundabouttheatre.org/. For more on Disney Theatrical Productions, including THE LION KING, visit https://disneyonbroadway.com/. For more on Tom O'Connor Consulting Group, visit www.tomocgroup.com.