“He drew a circle to shut us out– Edwin Markham
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout;
But love and I had the wit to win,
We drew a Circle that took him in.”
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Promoting employment in the arts for people with disabilities
and a more accessible community for all.
We stand, sit or crawl with Black Lives Matter
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Open Circle Theatre (OCT) is Washington DC’s first professional theatre dedicated to producing professional productions that integrate the considerable talents of artists with disabilities. OCT was formed by a group of people with and without disabilities, who possess professional theater experience, love of the theater, and a commitment to full access for all persons in every opportunity our community has to offer.
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Open Circle Theatre
(Office) 500 King Farm Blvd., #102
Rockville, MD 20850
A STATEMENT FROM OPEN CIRCLE THEATRE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, ADVISORY COMPANY, AND ARTISTS
Open Circle Theatre acknowledges it has benefited from the historically centered focus of the disability rights community, the theater community, and the imbalance of influence accompanying that privilege. Here, and in all our work, we reaffirm our commitment to Anti-racist practices and policies. We join others around the world in strongly supporting the Black Lives Matter Movement and will strengthen our organization with members who bring lived experience of being, D/disabled, D/deaf, BIPOC, Women, and those who are LGBTQIAplus.
We at Open Circle are committed to Disability justice and to a vibrant, radically-inclusive inter-sectional space.
Open Circle acknowledges this theater and its theater spaces stand on occupied, unceded territory: the ancestral homeland of the NACOTCHTANK, whose descendants belong to the Piscataway peoples.