Sensory Theater

Sensory Theater draws from Anita Prestidge’s experience in special education which has focused on recognizing and discerning the effect sensory input has on individuals and how to use these discoveries to self-regulate. It also draws from her study of yoga and dance in physically experiencing and expressing the world. Sensory theater immerses the audience inviting them to feel what the actor experiences. This is not to be confused with representational theater recreating the sights, smells and textures of a scene but actually erasing the boundary separating how I experience and what you experience. While there will inevitably be nuanced differences in how each person is affected the audience is not just sharing an experience but made aware through the actor/directors use of sensory input that the experience is shared.