Theater Program Helps Students Transcend Disabilities On and Off Stage

Mar 28, 2014

The students at Riverview School are in most ways no different to teenagers at any other New England boarding school. They play soccer and run cross country, cram for exams, waste time with friends. But they’re also coping with a range of disabilities. Vanessa Barchfield tells the story of how the school’s theater program is helping students transcend their disabilities on and off stage. 

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Creative Life is edited by Jay Allison and sponsored by the Circle of Ten, ten local businesses and organizations committed to local programming on WCAI.  Vanessa Barchfield was a student  at the The Transom Story Workshop - a media training program from Atlantic Public Media. You can learn more at