Have you heard about relaxed performances?

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Relaxed performances include adjustments to the program in order to better accommodate audience members with sensory sensitivities or who need to be able to make noise or move around.

In PHAME's production of The Poet's Shadow, ALL performances will be somewhat relaxed. This means that all shows will have the house lights on at a low level and patrons who need to vocalize or move around are absolutely welcome. Additionally, all patrons will have access to flyers outlining what to expect from the show, as well as character guides. A quiet space will be available for patrons who need it, and patrons are welcome to bring fidgets or toys that help them focus or feel comfortable.

We will also be offering a Sensory-Friendly performance on Sunday, August 25 at 2 pm. At this performance, lighting and sound will be less extreme in order to accommodate patrons with sensory sensitivities. Patrons will be allowed to reenter the theatre if they leave for a break (other performance dates will not allow reentry). This performance is meant to accommodate the needs of patrons who experience Autism and/or need to be able to take breaks from the space, however all are welcome at this performance and at all other PHAME performances.

If you're someone who likes to know what to expect before you attend a performance, we’ve created a visual checklist and a character guide. You can download these by clicking the below buttons.

We hope these documents are helpful, and if you have further questions about what to expect, please feel free to contact Development Director Rebekah Morris at rmorris@phamepdx.org or give her a call at (503) 764-9718 ext. 4. See you at the show!

Anya Roberts