ABLE (Artists Breaking Limits & Expectations) offers individuals with cognitive and developmental differences the chance to collaborate on artistic projects. Supported by a staff of Teaching Artists and Volunteer Facilitators, actors work together and support each other to create a performance piece, while building lifelong skills that will help both onstage and in their day-to-day lives.



More about our program mission and history, and the people working to make a difference

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We Made a movie!

Our second feature film is a James Bond-style adventure following super spy Tabitha Link and the ladies of the all-female agency U.N.I.T.E. Co-founder and teaching artist Lawrence Kern, crafted the screenplay with each actor’s individual strengths and personality in mind, and incorporated monologues the cast wrote themselves about who they are, what they love, and what they can do. Filmed on location all around Chiago, the story celebrates differences and stresses the importance of holding on to what makes us unique. “People are more than one thing,” Tabitha reminds us. “A world where everyone’s the same isn’t worth living in.”

Save the sate for our premiere September 16th - Details coming soon!

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