Wheelock Family Theatre (WFT) creates intergenerational and multicultural productions that provide a shared experience for the whole family. We are devoted to the ideal of complete access. Our play selection, casting policy, affordable ticket prices, education programs, and access provisions for people with disabilities reflect an unwavering commitment to inclusive, community-based theatre. We believe theatre is a crucial element of human experience. It is both a means of self-revelation and a basis for empathy with others; it inspires both individualism and responsibility through the giving and the receiving of human experience.
Since our inception, WFT has interpreted every production in American Sign Language.
the first theatre in New England to audio-describe productions and the first in
Boston to open caption all performances.
WFT was instrumental in introducing these services and new technologies
to other professional theatres in Boston. Our access efforts have been hailed
by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Bay State Council of the Blind,
and the Massachusetts State Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Access
is not limited to our audiences—actors who are blind, deaf, and physically
disabled have been given unprecedented performance opportunities on our stage.
And now in 2015, Wheelock Family Theatre is producing The Taste of Sunrise.