Now in its 17th year, the Access Project is a nationally recognized model outreach effort designed to involve people with disabilities in all aspects of theater, both on and off the stage. In 2008 Victory Gardens received the MetLife Foundation Award for Excellence and Innovation in Arts Access, and in 2009 we were named Most Accessible Theater by the members of Deaf Illinois.In addition to the services listed below Victory Gardens Access Project includes:
- Artist Development Workshops, which teach the art of playwriting and performance to individuals with and without disabilities.
- Play Development Opportunities for original works dealing with disability issues or written by playwrights who have disabilities.
- Crip Slam, a series of performances, readings, movies and other events that promote, explore and celebrate disability culture.
If you are looking for specific dates for Access services, check the individual production page for the show you'd like to see, and click on the "Access" tab.
We are pleased to offer the following services for our patrons
Please learn more about the Access Project from the videos below.
Check out our recent press coverage.
|"Act I: Access"
Inspired by his first playwriting experience, Mike Ervin began the Victory Gardens Access Project 18 years ago with the goal of making theater accessible to the disabled community in Chicago. Read more...
"The Unabridged Experience"
Services help disabled theater-goers get the full experience. Read More...
"Artful disabilities act"
Professor expands the perception of people with disabilities in arts and culture. Read More...
Victory Gardens Access Project is supported by The REAM Foundation and 3 Arts with additional support from Harry S. Black & Allon Fuller Fund, Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation and The Accessories.
Web site Accessibility
Victory Gardens is dedicated to supporting all patrons and has made every effort to make www.victorygardens.org accessible. In the event you do experience difficulty trying to access www.victorygardens.org with assistive devices, or because a feature we have developed or included in our site keeps you from accessing any content, contact us directly and we will make every effort to help you obtain the information you need.
In addition to HTML, www.victorygardens.org features content in Quicktime, SWF and PDF formats. The use of these three formats requires a plugin. If you are having difficulty accessing this content we suggest you download a copy of the plugins neccessary, or upgrade your current plugins to the latest version of the Apple® Quicktime® for movie content, Adobe® Flash® Player runtime for SWF content and Adobe® Acrobat Reader® software for PDF files.
- PDF's require Adobe® Acrobat Reader®
- SWF Movies require Adobe® Flash® Player
- Movies require Apple® Quicktime®