Voted RI Monthly's
Best Children's Theatre
"A RI treasure"
RI State Council on the Arts
About Kaleidoscope Theatre
Kaleidoscope Theatre was founded
in 1977 to create and perform educational theatrical
workshops for participation with students of elementary, middle,
junior and senior high schools, clubs and organizations.
Kaleidoscope Theatre creates the opportunity for talented young
people to develop theatrical abilities by encouraging participation
in the production and performance of theatrical plays. The goal of
each performance is to educate and entertain young people through
the medium of presentational and participatory drama.
Kaleidoscope Theatre incorporates many of its theatrical topics to
address youth educational issues such as drug dependence, drug
prevention and elimination issues, teen pregnancy, divorce,
deafness, as well as mainstreaming (inclusion) both in schools and
in society. Young actors with disabilities have also been strongly
encouraged to participate in all areas of theatrical production. At
this time, the professional touring theatre company has among its
company of performers six actors with
others with major or minor physical disabilities. Each production
contains important messages as subtly as possible but with the
recurring theme that "we are all special."
company was chosen to represent the United States in 1989 at an
International Down Syndrome Congress in Jerusalem, Israel.
has toured from Maine to Texas and appeared at three National
Association of Retarded Citizen's National Conventions
Kaleidoscope Theatre has
received many awards including:
- Best of Rhode Island
Award from Rhode Island Monthly Magazine
Island Theatre Achievement Award
Island Jefferson Award
Several awards from the
Rhode Island Association for Retarded Citizens
from Our Executive Director