The Series of Fortunate Events brings you a theater showcase featuring four acts by local actors living with disabilities. We are excited to present Al Riggs, Doug Kapp, Shane Dittmar, and Governor Morehead School's Theater Club!

We are also excited to host this event at Raleigh Little Theater, a community theater dedicated to improving their physical and programmatic accessibility to better include artists and patrons with disabilities.
May 22, 2017

House Opens at 6:30pm
United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County
Raleigh Little Theater
301 Pogue Street
Raleigh, NC 27607

Tickets for the Theater Showcase are $10 per person ahead of time and $15 at the door. You may purchase tickets here. All proceeds from ticket sales support the work of Arts Access.

All of Raleigh Little Theater's performance halls are physically accessible. Restrooms that meet the 2010 ADA checklist for existing facilities are located in the lobby of the theater (note: the theater will close this summer for construction that will improve accessibility). Greeters trained as sighted-guides will be available outside the theater to help patrons make their way into the facility.  Ushers also trained as sighted guides will help to guide patrons to their seats. Wheelchair accessible seats are available, please note your seating request when you purchase tickets. Service animals are welcome to this performance, please note this on your ticket form as well. ASL interpretation, audio description, and other reasonable accommodations can be provided, with a nine-day advanced notice. Contact Betsy Ludwig: 919.833.9919 / [email protected]

Raleigh Little Theater has plenty of free parking available to patrons in our off-street parking lot. Entry is via Pogue Street. There is also plenty of on-street parking around the theatre, but please observe the parking restrictions. During the Theater Showcase, you may park in any of the spaces marked “Permit required”, but please respect the spaces reserved for visitors with disabilities.

The GoRaleigh, GoTriangle, and NCSU's Wolfline have a three blocks from the theatre at the intersection of Hillsborough Street and Horne Street. View Hillsborough public transportation and additional parking informatio here.

Al Riggs is a singer-songwriter in the Durham / Chapel Hill club and theater community who will be performing show tunes.

Doug Kapp was already active in Raleigh's theatre community before he decided to earn a degree in theatre from UNCG in 2010. While Doug has always been legally blind his vision loss was only peripheral until he experienced a downturn with his sight in 2011. Doug's limited sight made it hard to convince others to cast him for productions, even though he is an experienced and talented actor. Doug says it is all about finding the perfect part which he found in Raleigh Little Theatre's "Much Ado About Nothing" in 2015.

Shane Dittmar is a 23-year-old music educator and composer of vocal music, including choral, art song, musical theatre, and commercial styles. A native of Raleigh, NC, he is currently studying Music Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His music is shaped by his unique view of the world; Shane is legally blind, and so he strives to create, in his musical endeavors, sincere expressions of landscapes, stories, and emotions you don’t need sight to experience.

Shane has worked extensively in musical theatre, including as a composer and arranger for Raleigh Little Theatre’s annual production of Cinderella; as a composer for productions by Art Stream, a group devoted to making the theatrical process accessible for those with disabilities; and as the musical director for productions including Pippin, Bat Boy, and Rent.

Governor Morehead Theatre Group (GMTC) is comprised of students who attend the Governor Morehead School (GMS) in Raleigh. GMS was established in 1845 and is the flagship school in North Carolina that serves the special needs of blind and visually impaired students, in a unique residential setting.

Earlier this year GMTC was started by a group of fifteen GMS students. The students came together to develop and showcase their acting skills and talents. The students recognize the importance of theater education and are reaping the benefits by building skills in leadership, communication, teamwork, responsibility, and creative problem-solving. The Series of Fortunate Events Theater Showcase is the groups first public performance!