American Repertory Theater Announces Open Captioned and Audio Described Performances of IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD

American Repertory Theater Announces Open Captioned 

and Audio Described Performances of 




Cambridge, Mass —American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) will present Open Captioned performances for the Deaf and hard of hearing, and Audio Described performances for blind and low-vision audience members for its production of IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD, created and performed by Eve Ensler and directed by Diane Paulusplaying from May 10 through May 29 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA.


Open Captioning by C2 will be presented on Thursday, May 12 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, May 15 at 

2:00 PM.


Audio Described performances are scheduled for Thursday, May 26 at 7:30 PM and Saturday, May 28 at 2:00 PM. The team includes Alice Austin, Primary Describer and Jan Stankus, Secondary Describer.


A touch tour will precede both Audio Described performances. The tour includes a tactile tour of costumes and production materials, and will be held in the West Lobby one hour prior to curtain.


In this world-premiere adaptation of her critically acclaimed 2013 memoir of the same name, activist and artist Eve Ensler (The Vagina Monologues, Emotional Creature, The Good Body, O.P.C.) celebrates the strength and joy that connect a single body to the planet. While working in the Congo, where war continues to inflict devastating violence on women, Ensler was diagnosed with stage III/IV uterine cancer. This diagnosis erased the boundaries between Ensler’s art, her work, and her own body. This production charts the connections between the personal and the public, inviting and challenging all of us to come back into our bodies, and thus the world.


Set and costume design is by Myung Hee Cho, lighting design by Jen Schriever, sound design by M.L. Dogg, projections by Finn Ross, and movement by Jill Johnson.


To purchase tickets for these performances email Deaf and hard-of-hearing patrons can also reach the theater by calling the toll-free N.E. Telephone Relay Center at 1-800-439-2370. Box-office hours are Tuesday-Sunday from 12:00pm – 5:00pm.


For further information call 617-547-8300 or visit


The Loeb Drama Center, located at 64 Brattle Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, is accessible to persons with special needs and to those requiring wheelchair seating or first-floor restrooms. Additional access services include Braille programs, large print programs, and hearing assist devices.  The Loeb Drama Center is accessible to patrons with mobility impairments, and certified service animals are welcome.

Release Date:
May 6, 2016

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