Luminato is committed to being a festival that is accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities. Among our new accessibility initiatives this year we are offering three specialized performances.
King Arthur’s Night
Berkeley Street Theatre
June 18 2pm
Refined, brutal, crude and tender, King Arthur’s Night is a collaboration between Niall McNeil and Marcus Youssef that is distinguished by the fact that Niall’s life experience, along with other members of the company, includes Down syndrome. This radically inclusive show features the music of alt-songstress Veda Hille accompanied by a choir in a highly entertaining reimagining of the story.
A Relaxed Performance welcomes patrons with an Autistic Spectrum condition, sensory or communication disorder, a learning disability, or anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment.
Notes of a Native Song
The Famous Spiegeltent in David Pecaut Square
June 18 8pm
Inspired by the art of American writer and activist James Baldwin, Stew and The Negro Problem explore Baldwin’s trailblazing legacy through songs co-written with Stew’s longtime collaborator Heidi Rodewald (one of their joint credits is the Tony Award-winning musical Passing Strange). An irreverent and spirited rock and roll song-cycle, Notes of a Native Song is a high-energy blast of music, video, and spoken word that captures the essence of the man who spoke uncomfortable truths about gender, race, and class division.
American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted performance.
Bluma Appel Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts
June 24 8pm
Alain Platel, one of Europe’s most influential theatre-makers, reunites with director Frank Van Laecke and composer Steven Prengels for this inspired and quirky take on amateur musical groups. They are joined by Toronto’s Weston Silver Band for a work of poignant theatre, riotous slapstick, and exuberant music.
Audio Described Performance for patrons who are blind or have vision loss. Audio devices for Audio Description must be reserved in advance to ensure availability.
To book accessible seats, to reserve a device for Audio Description, or for questions on group bookings, please contact Stephen Barber at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416 368 3100 x254
For more information on each show, visit luminato.com