Original Mixed-Ability Theatre/Dance Productions

Performed by the innovative Blue Moon Players, a troupe of actors and dancers with and without disabilities -these original works are created through a collaborative improvisational process and directed by Karsen Lee Gould

Zabella’s Circle

Performed at Center Stage Theatre (December 2nd, 3rd, 7th, 8th, and 9th, 2006). An enchanting production, Zabella’s Circle presents imaginative vignettes and tells story of discovering the creative magic waiting in us all. Filled with exquisite visuals and creativity, this inspirational tale beautifully integrates art, music, dance and theatre; including projected art by artists with disabilities. Zabella’s Circle opens your eyes and hearts to the astounding artistic synthesis of people of mixed abilities. This was AH!’s seventh performance in Santa Barbara and was a great success! >> See the gallery and reviews

Isle of Silk

Performed at Center Stage Theatre (September 17th, 18th, and 19th, 2004). An enchanting theatre/dance production – exquisitely visual and creative, this romantic tale beautifully integrates art, music, dance and theatre. The story of a magical island in a far corner of the world, where a once-lost couple reunites with the help of a caring angel, kind people and serendipity. This production includes the projected art work of artists with disabilities. >> See the gallery and reviews

Sapphire Eyes

Performed at Crane School Theatre (May 31st, June 1st and 2nd, 2002). A unique interpretation of Oscar Wilde’s “The Happy Prince”. In this timeless tale the theme of love and compassion prevail as the characters help and care for each other and do what’s right for the world. That is what we at AH! are all about. >> See the gallery and reviews

Blue Moon Rising

Performed at San Marcos High School Theatre (March 3rd and 4th, 2001). A series of vignettes created through the actors’ imagination and inventiveness and evolved through activities that include movement experiments and theatre games. A magical and enchanting performance that is enhanced by the authenticity and purity The Blue Moon Players bring to this work. >> See the gallery and reviews

Rising of the Grass and Blue Moon Flowers

Performed at Center Stage Theater (July 2nd and 3rd, 2000). A delightful tale to touch and spark your imagination and sense of wonder. An experience in the transcendent power of theatre, as the actors weave magic for their audience, creating joyful, imaginative theatre through their unique gifts of creativity. >> See the gallery and reviews

Dreams Do Come True

Performed at UCSB Multicultural Center (June 4th and 5th, 1997) by The Devereux Players. An imaginative collection of vignettes and a contemporary improvisational “Cinderella”. This production, full of surprises, is both funny and touching. You will be amazed as performers with disabilities who have been theatre students for only two months to two years – dance, act and play music with joy and authenticity. The show uses original slides as a backdrop and has a great score.

Crow Boy

Performed at Friendship Center Park Theatre (Elings Park) and at Devereux (March, 1997) by The Devereux Players. This Japanese fairy tale tells the story of a boy who is shunned by his peers. Through perseverance and by being true to himself, Crow Boy is ultimately not only accepted, but also teaches everyone about kindness and generosity. This universal tale is performed by a troupe of teenagers with disabilities, who feel very close to this story.

Summer Solstice Workshop and Parade

“Heaven’s Dance”

Unity in diversity, a collaboration with Arts for Humanity!, Tri-Counties Regional Center, and Summer Solstice to launch the first project integrating people with developmental disabilities into the Solstice workshop  and parade.

“Tight – Rope Dreamers”

A collaboration with the Milagro project for low-income Hispanic children to be involved in the workshop and parade. This whimsical project included theatre, dance and art.