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10th Anniversary Concert at 54 Below

Actionplay recently celebrated our 10th Anniversary with a sold-out concert at 54 Below, with our original Music Director, Gabriel Lit, and our current Music Director, Shane Dittmar! Featuring an ensemble of Actionplay alumni singing songs from all of our past musicals, we raised our goal of $25,000!

Actionplay is Striving to Build a More Inclusive World!

Actionplay is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing autistic, neurodivergent, and disabled teens and adults with equal access to the theatremaking process. Actionplay’s creative and compassionate learning environments, professional development, and training modules teach respectful ways of inviting neurodivergent and disabled people to experience education, arts, and culture.

Action-Improv Musical Series

Action-Improv Musical Series (AIMS)

Actionplay’s signature program is an inclusive improvisational music and theatre residency for autistic, neurodivergent, and disabled teens and young adults (ages 13-22). Created by theatre director Aaron Feinstein and Music Therapist Gabriel Lit, the process creates original musical theatre pieces about the unique interests and passions of our performers in a supportive space. Inspired by the work of Elaine Hall and The Miracle Project ,™ The Miracle Project New York, DIRFloortime™ developmental approach, and Nordoff Robbins™ music therapy, the goal of this program is to encourage greater confidence and increase communication and social skills.

“Meet ActionPlay, a bold and brave performing arts program empowering young people on the autism spectrum. Carrie Lobman talks to founder Aaron Feinstein and his creative collaborators, Jackson Tucker-Meyer and Edison Weinstein, about the wondrous ActionPlay zone where neurodiverse ensembles (mentored and cheered on by their friends, family and professional theatre and film supporters) sing, dance and perform their hearts out to create a playful space where no one must conform and all can belong. “It’s my social spot…my happy place! A place to feel new emotions.”

All Power to the Developing Podcast

"I'm Not Your Star" (Feat. Shafer Gootkind & Stephanie Hsu)

“I’m Not Your Star” is an original song from The Actionplay Chorus record “Welcome to My World”

Actionplay's most recent show Welcome to My World

Welcome To My World is an original musical that follows a teenage autistic girl named Aliza who is visited by an unexpected guest from another planet. The idea of the show and the theme song was created by actor Natalie Kaiser, a participant on the autism spectrum in Actionplay’s AIMS program. The story and songs were devised by the group and reflect many themes the group deals with on a daily basis including feeling different. Read our write up in  Broadway World

Actionplay Was Featured on the Today Show! Watch the Video

Welcome to My World (Available on Apple Music, Spotify & More )

Night of Too Many Stars!


I Can Fix It


Here you can review some statistics about Actionplay’s programs and outreach.

People Performed For
Professionals Trained in Actionplay's Inclusive Model
Directly Served Individuals on The Autism Spectrum
Actionplay in Law & Order SVU
Actionplay participant Conor Tague is playing “Cody Hill” on Law and Order SVU

Actionplay participant Conor Tague is playing “Cody Hill” on Law and Order SVU on NBC, This Wednesday 1/10 at 9:00pm. The name of the episode of “Pathological” Actionplay received and put forth Conor for the audition request, and he won the part. Actionplay will be teaching auditoning technique via our Audition Workshop!

Actionplay Chorus Performs Original “Colossus” w/ Greenwich Village Orchestra

The Actionplay Chorus performed at The Greenwich Village Orchestra’s annual Holiday Concert for children: Together in Music. This is the choruses 3rd year of performing with the Orchestra, and they performed an original devised theatrical production of Peter and the Wolf, and their original song “Colossus” arranged for the orchestra by Gabriel Lit

Night of too many stars - Jodi DiPiazza
The Actionplay Chorus on Night of Too Many Stars

The Actionplay Chorus received a standing ovation on HBO’s Night of Too Many Stars performing the song “Rise Up” with Cynthia Erivio and Jodi DiPiazza.

Lincoln Center
Actionplay Provides Staff Training for Careers in The Arts

Actionplay provides staff training for a group of young people on the autism spectrum to pursue career in the arts at Lincoln Center. 

Sesame Street Asks Our Actors Questions

Sesame Street asks What do you want kids to know about autism? What makes you amazing? What is your favorite thing? What Do You Want Kids To Know About Autism?

We Don’t Want To Fit In – By The Actionplay Chorus

Made up of a group of young performers on the autism spectrum, and led by Music Therapist Gabriel Lit, the Actionplay Chorus performs their own original music in professional settings.

Creativity and Community among Autism-Spectrum Youth

Our Founder of Actionplay recently wrote a chapter about Actionplay and our inclusive AIMS program in the book Creativity and Community Among Autism Spectrum Youth. It features insights into Actionplay’s unique methodology and pedagogy, and the revolutionary practice of performing as an inclusive community.

American Theatre Performance
Actionplay featured in American Theatre Article on Inclusive Theatre Practices.

How do we engage with community members who may not feel welcome at the theatre? How do we create work that’s relevant to them? How can we make a positive impact on their lives?

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