The Amazing Mission at Open Door Theater

The Amazing Mission at Open Door Theater

A bus stop doesn’t seem an auspicious place to start a theater company but for Open Door Theater, based in Acton, MA it’s at a bus stop where Penny Pitts and Nancy Carroll first conceived of Open Door Theater. It was 1980 and Penny, a puppeteer new to Acton, joined Nancy in her idea of a theater open to all where the idea of “all” really meant all. At Open Door Theater, actors who are cognitively and/or physically impaired and for whom participation in theater may not be possible with other groups, share the stage with neuro-typical actors. It provides unique opportunities and experiences for everyone on-stage, those working behind the scenes and for audience members.

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