Keegan PLAY-RAH-KA is committed to making productions as accessible and inclusive as possible, from building provisions to production design. Conveniently located near Dupont Circle, within one mile of the DC Metro, the Keegan Theatre building is ADA compliant and offers gender neutral restrooms and listening devices for those in need.
- House lights remain on at low level throughout performance
- No sudden, jarring, loud, or bright sounds, lights, or transitions
- Smartphones and tablets permitted for communication
- Actors prepared for any and all physical and audible responses
- “Pockets” between seats to allow standing and moving
- Aisle access for easy entry and exit during performance
- Exit and re-entry permitted throughout performance
- Designated quiet space reserved outside the performance space
The Keegan Theatre and Keegan PLAY-RAH-KA can make no assurances that all performances will be suitable for everyone with autism. Parents and guardians are solely responsible for their child’s viewing and engagement with these performances.
If you would like to speak with professionals about developmental conditions, your pediatrician is often the best place to begin. Professionals at your child’s school, including the school counselor/psychologist, can also often provide helpful information. Assessments can also be completed at Children’s National Health System or through private practices in the community with a psychologist, psychiatrist, or a neuropsychologist. Some possible resources for you to consult personally may include:
- Neurotribes by Steve Silberman
- Be Different by John Elder Robison
- Autism: Explaining the Enigma by Uta Frith