COVID-19 hasn’t slowed down the A.B.L.E. ensembles.

When the world feels topsy-turvy, that’s when the arts are the most valuable. It can lift your spirits to connect with your community, to know you have something to contribute, and to create something new. That is what A.B.L.E. has always been about.

Throughout the pandemic, A.B.L.E. has worked to provide a sense of normalcy and routine for our actors, and provide a much needed creative and social outlet. Our teaching teams re-imagined our programs for a virtual format and have created a series of innovative digital projects ranging from Shakespeare-inspired webseries, to a downloadable story collection illustrated by the ensemble, to a feature-length film - all created entirely on Zoom.

Explore our digital projects below


Comedy of errors: the Webseries

A.B.L.E.’s teen ensembles reimagined Shakespeare’s tale of mistaken identity in a 5-part web series adapted by Braden Cleary.


o for a muse: A short story collection

A.B.L.E.’s adult ensemble - 12 actors with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities - have imagined 5 original tales inspired by 5 objects from famous Shakespeare stories - a crown, a ring, a lantern, a handkerchief, and a skull.



In the fall of 2020, A.B.L.E.’s ensembles created a series of 8 interactive video stories. As they narrate each tale, actors invite you to play with different objects from your home, and to act out different sights, sounds, and characters to bring each story to life.


Romeo & Juliet Remix

Clashes in the streets, people yearning for connection but being kept apart, a citywide plague...Shakespeare’s 400 year old tale feels as timely as ever, and even more so when told through the eyes of A.B.L.E.’s ensembles.Romeo & Juliet Remix weaves Shakespeare's words with original monologues, scenes, songs, and dances developed by the cast.


The Forms of Things Unknown

Gather around the campfire and get ready for some magic with the A.B.L.E. Ensembles.The Forms of Things Unknown is a collection of 8 original tales devised and performed by A.B.L.E.'s ensembles. Colorful animation, original music, and movement bring the tales to life.