All Abilities Productions, an all-inclusive theatrical company, will hold their grand opening from Noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 3rd across from Peter Harris in Aviation Mall. There will be a ribbon cutting, prize drawings and refreshments. In addition, various community organizations will be present with informational displays including Southern Adirondack Independent Living (SAIL), the Warren County Office for the Aging, Maria College’s Occupational Therapy Department and Off The Track Occupational Therapy.
All Abilities Productions works with other non-profit organizations to provide educational programs, such as all-inclusive dance programs, playwriting classes, improv acting classes, art therapy, and more. The company will also offer concert series and theatrical productions for people to showcase their talents.
Andy O’Rourke, owner of All Abilities Productions, started this company so that people like himself would have the opportunity to do something they enjoy without restrictions. Andy had a stroke in-utero and was born with cerebral palsy. He found his passion for theater and the creative arts while in high school. As he pursued his passion after high school, he found that the theatrical arts in this area were not typically all-inclusive. That propelled him to create All Abilities Productions in 2022. All Abilities Productions was created to foster growth for people of all abilities on-stage and off-stage. The company’s motto states, “where inclusivity and creativity meet”. Their mission is to form a community that includes and accepts people from all walks of life regardless of disability – mental or physical, race, religion, sexual orientation, and age.
James Griffith, General Manager of Aviation Mall, states that “We are very excited to work with Andy and his team as they bring this all-inclusive theatrical company to Aviation Mall. We are confident they will be extremely successful and supported by our community.”