Jenny Laatsch is a veteran Barrier-Free"er" who has performed onstage in over 10 Barrier-Free shows!
Today, she gives a first-hand account of her experiences being part of Barrier-Free's inclusive theater companies and classes.
Enjoy the lovely, talented, and always bright, Jenny Laatsch!
View the video interview or read the full transcript below.
Question 1: Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
My name is Jenny Laatsch. I live in New Windsor Maryland and I go to day program. [I am] thirty-one. Activities [I like] are bowling and dancing.
Question 2: When did you become involved in Barrier-Free?
JENNY: Barrier-Free for 5 years.
INTERVIEWER: Wow, five years!! That's a lot of shows!
Question 3: What if your favorite part of creating our original shows?
Pick our character's names and singing!
Question 4: Do you have a favorite character you've played?
Princess Pamper. 👑
Question 5: How has Barrier-Free impacted your life?
That it makes me happy and proud.
Question 6: What interests do you have outside of Barrier-Free?
JENNY: Outside of Barrier-Free, [I like] bowling and dancing.
INTERVIEWER: Awesome! Recently you've been very into painting too, right?
JENNY: And painting!
INTERVIEWER: Jenny, those paintings you shared, oh my gosh, they are so beautiful!!
JENNY: [with a big smile] Yeah!
INTERVIEWER: Thank you!
JENNY: [still smiling] You're welcome!
Question 7: What would you tell someone that is interested in becoming involved in Barrier-Free programs?
You should sign up and join the fun to make new friends.
Keep Shining Jenny!!
Catch Jenny and her Company A cast mates in the short-film Salty Seas premiering LIVE on Youtube & Facebook on Friday, December 18th at 8pm.
Catch a sneak peek below!
Happy Birthday Jenny!!
Jenny celebrates her birthday on December 22nd and is generously sharing her special day with Barrier-Free!
She has raised $346 on her way to her $1000 goal!
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