Special Needs Initiative

Special Needs INITIATIVE 2018


January 2018 Short Play Festival

We are so excited to announce our first annual short play festival, featuring a special needs cast and crew in five 10-minute plays.  We believe in the importance of creating opportunities for those who, for reasons of being differently abled physically or neurologically, don’t typically get presented the opportunities to play diverse roles.


Call for Script Submissions

Following our mission to grow awareness of people we live with every day, we are seeking script submissions.  This year, the focus will be on language-based and nonverbal learning disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorders.  The top two scripts will receive readings onstage at our NYC Fall/2018 production of SAS’s original production of Rumpelstiltskin, inspired by SAS founders’ five years and on-going teaching experiences in special needs schools.

Submission period closes June 25, 2018

Please send all submissions to sastheatercompany@gmail.com, with the subject line: SAS Initiative Script Submission