A Sensory-Friendly Performance
About Filament’s Sensory-Friendly Performance:
Sensory-friendly performances are designed to create a performing arts experience that is welcoming to all families with children with autism or with other disabilities that create sensory sensitivities.
Accommodations for this performance will includes:
- Lower sound level, especially for startling or loud sounds;
- Lights remain on at a low level in the theater during the performance;
- A reduction of strobe lighting or lighting focused on the audience;
- Patrons are free to talk and leave their seats during the performance;
- Space throughout the theater for standing and movement;
- Filament staff will be on hand to be inviting and accommodating to families’ needs.
- A “Social Story” will be available for download to help prepare for the performance at home. (This will be emailed to all attendees after purchasing tickets)
Please Note: Individuals without Sensory sensitivities or not accompanying those who do are encouraged to attend a different performance of Pinocchio.
If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of the event, artists Becky Avick, Mike Batterham, Eric Jackson and Baron Marcyan will show paintings they created in private and small group art classes for artists with special needs, at Inside Out Art Studio & MASK SHOP.
Filament brings an expansive, freewheeling, new folk musical adaptation of this beloved story to their Northwest side Chicago stage! Six actors playing a menagerie of instruments will lead you from Geppetto’s wood shop through the land of toys, into the belly of a shark, and home again on a journey to learn what it is to be real.
Filament’s folk aesthetic will delight adults and children alike! (Recommended 4+)
The run time is about 1 hour.
Got No Strings:
Ballad of the Conscience:
To Be Real:
Concept recordings featuring: Pinocchio: Govind Kumar; Conscience et al: Jessica McKenna; Blue Fairy et al: Danielle Gaines; Geppetto: Peter Terry; Fox et al: Andi Alhadeff; Cat et al: Nate Trinrud
More Coming Soon!
“Wonderfully talented actor-singer-musicians presented a great morality tale for kids and adults, alike.” – Audience Member
“Took a 5 year-old to see the musical production of Pinocchio at Filament. She had never been to a play and this small, informal setting turned out to be the perfect introduction to live theater. Kids can sit on quilts and pillows on the floor and eat popcorn during the play while adults are comfortably seated in chairs. Not once during the 65 minute production did her attention wander from the actors. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience – the musical numbers are amazing – and would recommend it for children 4 and up.” -Rebecca B via YELP (FIVE STAR REVIEW)
“Local, community minded theater with hefty talent. Amazing experience taking my daughter to her first small theater experience at their production of Pinocchio. Super cozy. Be sure to get there 1/2 hour ahead to chill in their inviting lobby area.” – Choong W. Lee via Facebook (FIVE STAR REVIEW)
“Amazing performance tonight!! My family loved Pinocchio, so fun and inspiring!!!!! Beautiful show…” Theresa Buffo via Facebook (FIVE STAR REVIEW)
“We had a great time. The actors were really friendly and so nice to chat with the kids beforehand… Great masks & puppets!” – Audience Member
“It was a very welcoming experience and an enjoyable performance. I’m really glad that Filament is in the neighborhood.” – Audience Member
Filament’s 2016 Season: