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ArtStream

Chevy Chase, MD | http://www.art-stream.org
Joined in August 2012

About Us

ArtStream uses art and drama to teach essential communication and self-advocacy skills to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs)-including autism. These skills are important for communicating around the dinner table, the classroom, the board table, and everywhere in between.

Classes

ArtStream’s performing arts classes serve over 800 people each year. Classes offered include “Drama and Storytelling,” “Comedy Scenes,” and “Broadway Song and Dance.” The retention rate in these programs is 91%.

Workshops

In our popular “Super Social Saturday” workshops, we focus on a specific party theme to create a welcoming environment, learn socializing skills. and have fun. We also hold monthly public speaking workshops and 6 annual master classes. Improvisation workshops are offered frequently.

Inclusive Theater Companies

In ArtStream’s 6 Inclusive Theatre Companies, 90 adults with IDDs create and perform in original musical theatre productions on professional stages. In the past season, audiences totaled over 1,565.

Cabaret

Four Cabarets featuring 15 actors are performed each year for audiences totaling over 200. Cabaret offers solo and small group performances of song, dance and short scenes.

Traveling Troupe

Our traveling troupe currently performs 3-4 times a year at public and private events.

A 501(c)(3) founded in 2005, ArtStream operates throughout the Washington, DC region.

ArtStream uses art and drama to teach essential communication and self-advocacy skills to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs)-including autism. These skills are important for communicating around the…

Issue Areas Include

  • Arts & Music
  • Disability
  • Education

Location & Contact

Photos for ArtStream

  • Actors with disabilities raise their arms and belt out the final number of the show.

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