SF Family Tree: Wings of Courage
Mad River Theater Works
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The first African-American combat pilot and adventurer, Eugene Bullard’s story would be unbelievable if it were not all true. He was a professional boxer, a World War I flying ace, a jazz musician, and a spy. But the color of Bullard’s skin prevented him from taking his place alongside the other American heroes of his day. That didn’t stop him! Using storytelling, music, and drama, Wings of Courage shows how Bullard’s determination and perseverance helped him to overcome discrimination throughout his remarkable life.
SF Family Tree presents performances for families of individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities, autism, sensory processing disorder, or other conditions. Performers modify shows to ensure there are no startling noises or visually over-stimulating components. Our team keeps sound levels lower than normal and keeps the lights in the audience higher than normal, ensuring audience members can see each other. Audience members are free to come and go if need be (there is always a "safe room" available) and are asked to wave hands rather than clapping.