Chicago Childrenâ€™s Theatre
Red Kite by the Sea, an interactive theatrical performance for children with autism spectrum disorder, will continue Chicago Childrenâ€™s Theatreâ€™s commitment to producing theatrical programming created exclusively for children with autism. The success of Red Kite performances is largely due to the development of a holistic experience that takes into account the specific needs of each child and can adapt to them, something the company does in a variety of ways. The Social Story is a guide previewing the Red Kite experience. Two different versions are available â€“ one for children attending the show and another for caregivers, utilizing video clips, pictures, and voiceovers to introduce children to the characters, plot, and performance environment; the latter describes the atmosphere, structure, and timing, so adults can determine if the Red Kite production is appropriate for their child(ren).