Brighter Connections

Saturday, July 16 — Sunday, July 17

Repeats every 1 day(s), from 2 p.m. — 3:30 p.m.

Location: Fitz Hall Black Box Theatre

Tags:  Theatre, Arts and Sciences

Cost:  Free. Donations are accepted.

The University of Dayton has partnered with Brighter Connections to host the nonprofit organization on campus. The students will give two public performances at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 16-17, at the Fitz Hall Black Box Theatre. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

Brighter Connections was founded in 2013 to help children with autism improve their social and behavioral skills through the therapeutic use of theater. The six-week summer program, open to ages 8-14, emphasizes children with autism, but anyone is welcome to participate. For its first three years, Brighter Connections held its rehearsals and performances at the Dayton Theatre Guild. This summer, the University is donating facilities, and faculty and student volunteers. The partnership also provides opportunities for the children to learn about the technical side of theater, including lighting, set design, costumes and props.

Contact Information:

Name:  Michelle Hayford
Email:  mhayford1@udayton.edu