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The Audio Description Theater Tour is a year long event designed to make plays more accessible to blind & visually impaired patrons. Read more

Chicago, IL Theater
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This project's funding goal was not reached on July 19, 2011.

The Audio Description Theater Tour is a year long event designed to make plays more accessible to blind & visually impaired patrons.

Chicago, IL Theater
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The Audio Description Theater Tour

Our mission is to enhance the theatrical experience for the blind and the visually impaired and demonstrate how easily any theatre can be made more accessible. 

With The Audio Description Theater Tour we will help make the 2011/2012 Chicago Theatre season more accessible in conjunction with theater companies across the Chicagoland area.

The Audio Describer views the play from a secluded location in the theater, relaying non-verbal stage action (entrances/exits, costuming, settings, etc.) to patrons, who are equipped with wireless listening devices.

Money Pledged to the tour will be utilized for: 

·      The purchase of a portable audio description kit (which includes the listening devices, a microphone and control booth).

·       The purchase of a video monitor along with a non-recording camera, which allows the production to be described from a remote location.  This is an excellent option for any theater with limited space.a

·      A portable technical booth, which would allow the describer seclusion, if needed. 

·      Tactile mock-ups of each play’s setting (labeled in Braille), which will be part of the pre-show "Touch Tour"  The Audio, Video & Photo Archiving of the tour

Monies will also be utilized for tour expenses such as theater tickets for patrons, pre-show activities and related fees.       

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Rewards

  • You selected
    $1 reward

    8 backers

    EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS. The Tour Team will list your name on the "Thank You" wall of the tour's website. This insures your legacy as a founding donor to the tour.

  • You selected
    $10 reward

    4 backers

    The reward above, along with a PERSONALIZED "Thank You" note on an official tour post card.

  • You selected
    $25 reward

    9 backers

    Receive one of the limited edition tour OFFICIAL POSTERS, along with the rewards mentioned above.

  • You selected
    $50 reward

    7 backers

    Grab a pair of COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS to a performance at one of the participating theatres, along with the above rewards.

  • You selected
    $100 reward

    6 backers

    Receive an OFFICIAL TOUR T-SHIRT! Plus, all the rewards mentioned above.

  • You selected
    $500 reward

    0 backers

    Receive a signed copy of the OFFICIAL DVD documenting the tour, Plus all the above rewards.

  • You selected
    $1,000 reward

    0 backers

    Your very own signed copy of the DVD featuring a PERSONAL ON CAMERA "Thank You" from the Tour Team. Plus all of the above rewards.

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    $1,500 reward

    0 backers

    You can have an event of your choice (deemed reasonable) 'Audio Described' specifically for your group. This event will include a pre-show TOUCH TOUR. Plus, ALL of the above rewards.

Funding period

- (70 days)