Artists Breaking
Limits + Expectations
Twelfth Night

A.B.L.E. (Artists Breaking Limits & Expectations), in partnership with Chicago Children’s Theatre, provides artistic experiences through which individuals with special needs feel empowered to discover their own unique voices and develop the confidence and skills to share who they are. Supported by a staff of teaching artists and volunteer facilitators, actors work together and support each other to create a performance piece, while building lifelong skills that will help both onstage and in their day-to-day lives. Speaking in Shakespeare’s original verse, twenty teenage actors with Down syndrome will share roles in scenes, monologues and songs to tell this tale about identity and love—and how things can be different from what they seem.