Making Theater Accessible on Both Sides of the Curtain

Innovating Arts Inclusion for over 40 Years

The SpongeBob Musical, 2023. Arrow down for more description.

Colorful cast of various races, ages, and abilities in The SpongeBob Musical inhabit the stage in all their glory with neurodiverse SpongeBob and Deaf Patrick Star gesturing grandly with arms open. Photo Credit: Jeff Heimbach.

In the News Spotlight

Congratulations, Sam Gould!

Congratulations to President Sam Gould, recipient of the 2023 Acton-Boxborough United Way Mike Tobia Award for Community Leadership.

The Award, in honor and memory of Mike Tobia, recognizes an outstanding Community Leader, dedicated to serving residents’ needs with compassion and dignity, while fostering a sense of belonging for all.

Open Door Theater Press

Open Door Theater openly advocates for diversity and inclusivity in theater experience. Learn how accessibility and inclusivity take center stage at Open Door Theater in President Sam Gould’s interview on National Public Radio (August 4, 2023) (external website).

Check out our Wizard of Oz Cast Interview on WCVB Five for Good.

Check out our crew Interview on CBS/WBZ Wizard of Oz Interview Here,

and the accessible Audio Description transcript of the interview.

Making Magic

See how we make magic on both sides of the curtain.

Check out this highlight reel of our rehearsal process for SpongeBob, audio described and captioned to demonstrate good practices in inclusive access

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Thank you to our donors!

Lions International.
Mass Cultural Council.
Acton-Boxborough United Way.
The ASTRA Foundation.

We are also grateful to the following local Cultural Councils that support our programs and mission.

  • Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council
  • Carlisle Cultural Council
  • Concord Cultural Council
  • Harvard Cultural Council
  • Littleton Cultural Council
  • Sudbury Cultural Council
  • Westford Cultural Council