Spotlight: DAISY BENTLEY

Even though classes are done after the spring semester, things are still busy behind the scenes at ABLE! This summer, we were lucky to be joined by programming intern Daisy Bentley. She put together visual aids for classes, created social stories to make us more accessible for new members, started development initiatives, and supported us at our production of Pirates of Penzance. Read on to find out more about Daisy!

Name: Daisy Bentley

Birthday: March 1

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

How long have you been working with ABLE? 2 months!

Why did you start working with ABLE? Had you worked with people with special needs before? For me, theatre was the first place I felt accepted. I want to bring that love and inclusiveness to marginalized communities. Everyone deserves a space where they can be free and creative. I’ve worked with people with special needs since high school!

What’s your job when you’re not with us? I work at an ice rink and at a gym, where I watch kiddos while their parents work out. I'm also going to be a junior in the acting program at Ohio University.

What are some of your favorite hobbies? Singing, painting, writing, cooking, and sewing!

Do you have a hidden talent? I can do a killer Britney Spears impression.

Who is your favorite actor/performer? What do you like about them? Jane Krakowski and Maya Rudolph. They have a unique brand of “funny.”

If you won a million dollars, what would you do? Send my mom and dad on the vacation of a lifetime.

What’s your go-to dance party song? “September” by Earth, Wind, and Fire.

What else should we know about you? I’m a comedian! I’m currently studying improv with Second City and I’ve been doing sketch and stand-up for years. My dream, like ultimate dream x10000, is to be on SNL.

 Daisy doing a staged reading with her theatre group at ATCO, a center for adults with disabilities in Athens, Ohio. She used this experience to help her during her time at ABLE.

Daisy doing a staged reading with her theatre group at ATCO, a center for adults with disabilities in Athens, Ohio. She used this experience to help her during her time at ABLE.