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Self Advocacy
Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Category: Online-Only

Self Advocacy // Fall 2022

Tuesday, October 18, 2022
6:00pm - 8:00pm ET

Format: Online only
Location: Zoom
Intended Audience: Disabled theatremakers & arts administrators who want to become stronger self-advocates.
Participation Level: High

Self-advocacy is the practice of standing up for your own needs and interests. It's an important skill for anyone to have, but especially people with disabilities. Join A.R.T./New York for a workshop on the basics of self-advocacy and on finding your own way to advocate for yourself in the workplace, in the rehearsal room, and beyond.

Kate Trammell is an arts administrator, educator, and autistic advocate based in New York City. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Educational Theatre from New York University. She has been featured on the “WellAttended” podcast, Teaching Artist Journal, and On The Spectrum. In addition to working in various theatre spaces as an artist and educator, she consults with various government and non-profit theatre organizations on inclusive hiring and accommodations practices.

Sofiya Cheyenne is a New York-based multi-disciplinary actress, teaching artist, and disability advocate/consultant. Sofiya is an associate consultant with a focus on inclusion and equity at Penn Creative Strategy, as well as; the Inclusion Director of Little People of America, Co-Chair of The Dwarf Artist Coalition, and part of the Disability Working Group with the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers. With over 20 years of personal advocating experience, Sofiya has been a facilitator, public speaker, and panelist at many schools, venues, and conferences across the country to speak on issues of access and inclusion. In her speaking, education & consulting work, Sofiya leads social justice initiatives & programs by using drama therapy, storytelling, and hands-on approaches to tackle implicit bias and systemic oppression. She received her BFA & BA in Psychology from CUNY Brooklyn College.


All A.R.T./New York workshops, roundtables, and trainings feature automated captioning provided by Zoom. ASL interpretation and CART captioning services are available by request; requests must be made at least 5 business days before the event. For requests, accessibility information, or other accommodations please contact Ashley J Hicks at [email protected]. 

Contact: [email protected]