A.B.L.E.’s BVA team created a current state organizational chart for the current size and scope, and also crafted one for ten years down the road, based on the organization’s plans for growth. Short term, these charts have been hugely helpful for the small administrative team to have clear job descriptions and accountability. Long term, the organization now has hiring priorities for the years ahead. This project also helped to refine the orientation process for new volunteers. Founder and Executive Artistic Director Katie Yohe had this to say…
“A.B.L.E.’s facilitators are the heart of our organization. They participate side by side with actors in each rehearsal to ensure everyone receives individualized attention and support. The updated Facilitator Manuals and policies have made our onboarding process much smoother. We can hand each volunteer a folder with everything they need.”
A.B.L.E. has received great feedback about how professional and thorough their new materials are. They’ve reported that the organization is continuing to add to and update these materials, because, as the BVA team preached over and over again, “If it’s important enough to DO, it’s important enough to document.”
Be sure to see this awesome organization in action at two upcoming performances! And keep your eyes peeled for information about A.B.L.E.’s Summer Workshop Series coming soon.
A Night at the Movies
Tuesday May 14th at 7pm
The Fasseas Studio at The Menomonee Club Drucker Center
A.B.L.E.’s adult ensembles have devised a multimedia show about the magic of the silver screen, including original monologues written and performed by the cast, scenes from some of our favorite movies, and an homage to our favorite musicals.
Tickets $15. Purchase here!
As You Like It
Monday May 20th at 7pm
The Courtyard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
A.B.L.E.’s teen ensembles are collaborating on Shakespeare’s “wonderful, wonderful, and most wonderful” comedy about finding your place, navigating conflict, learning to forgive, and celebrating your identity – themes that are especially relevant for those with developmental differences. Adapted and directed by A.B.L.E. teaching artist, Emma MacLean, the script has been tailored to the individual strengths of the ensemble. In performance, actors will share roles, with each playing multiple characters as “one man in his time plays many parts.”
Purchase tickets here!