Theatre eXceptional is an extension of Blue Butterfly Productions in St.Petersburg, Florida. Theatre eXceptional produces two plays every year raising awareness and eliminating the stigma so often placed on disability & mental illness.
Theatre eXceptional aspires to create innovative performance art with and for, people with mental, intellectual or physical disabilities. The goal of Theatre eXceptional is to address and eliminate the misconceptions and social stigmas surrounding this demographic and create a community in St.Petersburg of full acceptance into our society.
When artists with disabilities are excluded from playing a visible role in our industry, we as an art form miss out on an opportunity to collaborate and create with an entire generation of artists with profound talent and potential.
In addition to an annual fall play with a combined cast, we will also produce one large-scale musical each summer with a cast entirely of performers with disabilities. With these two yearly productions in the city of St.Petersburg, our staff of has been hired by our city’s Parks and Recreation Department to teach introductory theatre classes and workshops for adult artists with disabilities.
Theatre eXceptional offers many various theatre classes. “Theatre 101 – Introduction to Acting” is required for new all students. After completion of this class, you are able to sign up for other classes.