Tellin’ Tales Theatre’s Fashion Forward Benefit Show and Gala
Spotlights Young People With and Without Disabilities on the Runway
“It’s time young people with disabilities got a chance to show off what makes them feel beautiful right alongside their able-bodied peers,” says Tekki Lomnicki, Artistic Director of Tellin’ Tales Theatre.
Special guests will include Richard Jenkins, one of the stars of HBO’s Six Feet Under and Academy Award nominee for The Visitor,and Karen Tamley, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities. These esteemed guests will be presenting awards to young people Simone LaPierre and Molly Wiesman for their strides in disability advocacy.
The mission of Tellin' Tales Theatre is to shatter barriers between the disabled and able-bodied worlds through the transformative power of personal story. We bring together children and adults from both communities to share their stories in theatrically innovative productions and programs to promote awareness, understanding and acceptance.