Access & Safety
Facility Access Info
The Plant is wheelchair accessible, though, due to the nature of the space, some floors are slightly slanted and bumpy. Guides will be on hand to help navigate this during the event.
Please be aware that the facility is not ADA-accessible. The Plant is in the process of modernizing their elevators, with the expectation that the first of three ADA-compliant elevators will be operational by mid-2022. Additional accessibility improvements are in the works. For the event, frieght elevators will be managed by staff.
Street parking is available around The Plant and additional accessible parking and paratransit drop off locations will be made available during all Unfolding Disability Futures events.
Event Access Info
General Performance and Art Installation Access
Audio Description: Pre-recorded audio description will be made available for all performances and art installations, except for those that feature open audio description. Recorded descriptions will be provided via links and QR codes that you can access on your phone or other device. Your guide will be available to help direct you to these resources. If possible, we recommend folks who plan to use these closed audio description options bring headphones.
ASL Interpreters: All performance cycles on Sunday, June 5 and Saturday, June 11 will have ASL interepreters available. Additionally, the artist talk on Sunday, June 5 will have ASL interpreters available.
Captions and Access Copies: Access copies of any lyrics and text featured in performances will be made available via links and QR codes that you can access on your phone or other device. Guides will have a limited number of hard copies available for those without access to a mobile device. CART will be available for the artist talk on Sunday, June 5.
If you do not have access to a mobile device, headphones or foresee any other issues with this set up, please feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to provide advance access, support access to a device/headphones for the span of the performance or work with you to provide access in some other way.
Event Flow & What to Expect
Unfolding Disability Futures takes place over four events on June 4-5 & 11-12. Each performance cycle, audiences will be guided through The Plant in groups of ten, experiencing five original dance works set in various locations throughout the building, as well as the six visual artist spotlights. Performance cycles begin every half hour over the duration of all four events with a total of five performances per event. Each performance cycle runs about an hour.
As plans are finalized and rehearsals progress, we will add more information here about the style, setting and timing of the performance. If you have any questions in the meantime, please reach out to us at email@example.com.
Moving around, stimming, making noise, etc are welcome and encouraged during these performances. Please feel free to bring any access tools that might help you feel as comfortable as possible during your performance cycle, including, but not limited to; ear defenders/plugs, fidget tools, headphones, etc. Some of the performances will include loud, sometimes overlapping noises. If at anytime these become overwhelming, guides are available to direct you to quiet zones and will come get you to rejoin the cycle when the current performance finishes.
Please note: The Plant has several live plants growing around the building. One of the performance spaces has Citronella growing in it. These will be clearly marked and guides will be available to direct you around these plants, if needed.
If you feel you might need some sort of access tool during this event, but do not have it or the ability to acquire it, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID, Masking and Vaccination/Testing
All attendees are required to wear masks. We require all attendees over the ages 5 and over to provide ID with a vaccination/booster card or a negative covid-19 test within the last 48 hours.
Performers will be masked.
How to show proof of Vaccination: All attendees over the age of 18 must show proof of identification and either a vaccination card, a photo of your vaccination card, or proof of a negative test within the last 48 hours.
**The Plant is a public building and we cannot guarantee people outside the event will be masked, but everyone in attendace is required to wear a mask and Unfolding Disability Futures producers are working closely with The Plant staff to reduce risk of exposure as much as possible.