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Sensory-friendly puppet show “Sea Song” at Edmonds Center for the Arts


Last updated 11/14/2018 at Noon

ECA’s 2018/19 Saturday Matinees begin with a sensory-friendly production designed to be accessible to patrons of all ages with autism or other sensory sensitivities, called “Sea Song.”

Developed by puppeteer Hobey Ford, the performance is a special co-presentation with the Black Box Theatre at Edmonds Community College, and will take place at the Black Box on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 11 a.m.

Most appropriate for audiences ages 6 and up, “Sea Song” will feature special accommodations to include:

• Lower sound level, especially for startling or loud sounds;

• Lights remain on at a low level in the theatre during the performance;

• Patrons are free to talk and leave their seats during the performance;

• Designated quiet area within the theatre; and

• Fidget toys available for use during performance.

This season, ECA will present two sensory-friendly artist residencies, both of which have been developed with the support of Consulting Partner The Arc of Snohomish County. “All too often, families living with intellectual and developmental disabilities feel isolated from their communities,” explains Shayne Nagel, Executive Director at The Arc. “Our sincere thanks to Edmonds Center for the Arts and the Black Box Theatre at Edmonds Community College for providing families the opportunity to participate in the magic of theatre in a judgement-free and sensory-friendly environment.”

“Sea Song” tells the story of a young boy discovering nature for the first time through a fascination with the life cycle of the sea turtle. When a city boy comes to spend his summer at the coast, he is suddenly cut off from his digital world and turns his attention to the natural world of a remote coastal beach.

Purchase tickets online at, by phone at 425-275-9595, or in person at 410 4th Ave N., Edmonds.


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