"A WISP OF AIR"

A multi-sensory theatrical performance for children with special needs, especially autism.  Performances will be unique theatrical experiences that will accept and celebrate the children.  They will be able to participate and be themselves with confidence.  Family and friends will delight in the freedom the children have to interact with the actors and the story!

 (click here for Wisp Social Story)

Contact us for info about bringing this musical to your school. 

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Inspiring Children's Imagination Through Theater

The Yellow Finch Project is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization created by a group of theater and educational professionals.  Its mission is to enhance the lives of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other social-communication issues through dramatic arts. This unique program opens doors for children who struggle with communication and social skills to celebrate their creativity and cultivate new connections to the community.  Students with special needs learn to use their imagination and explore their emotions within a fun and supportive group.  

ALL presentations and sessions are tailored to the age, levels and abilities of your particular group.  Groups average 10-12 students.

CLASSES

The Yellow Finch Theater Games Program is based on the "Red Kite Drama Time" curriculum that was created by Jacqui Russell, Artistic Director of the Chicago Children's Theater, and David Rench, Special Education Teacher at the Agassiz School in Chicago.

 

SHOWS

Designed for a special needs audience, "Bookmarks: Step into Spectacular Story Adventures is available for touring.  This production incorporates interactive sensory activities, music, and projection.

Our story

We were trained during a hurricane and have since taken the world by storm.  Combining the best of several educational and theatrical disciplines, Yellow Finch Project has created a unique program that opens doors for children who struggle with communication to celebrate their creativity and cultivate new connections to the community.

 

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The Yellow Finch group of professional actors, teachers, therapists and mental health specialists have worked to create and develop a unique repertoire of theater games.

A supportive environment with a high student to adult ratio helps your child invent and explore stories, play new roles and interact with others, while they act, sing and move.

Yellow Finch will come to your classroom, library or camp to provide an individualized and developmentally appropriate program for students with special needs.  The program focuses on imagination and creativity and develops social skills and making connection within the group.

6 to 8, forty five minute sessions provide an opportunity to establish a relationship with the group, set a routine and develop a project or theme.  We are also happy to adapt a program of sessions which work for you and your group.

We are available for presentations to organizational leaders in order to secure funding for the program.


We are a member of the Arts and Education program of Putnam/Northern Westchester Boces

Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES Arts in Education service is a comprehensive support service to assist in arts-related consultant services, It provides a cost-effective way for school districts to bring arts programs to their students. If you have other questions regarding this service, you can contact: Stacy Chryssikos at 914-248-2349 or FAX 914-248-3838 or e-mail: schryssikos@pnwboces.org