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BTN LiveBIG: Northwestern student sets the stage for a more accessible theater experience

“All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players,” as Shakespeare wrote in As You Like It. And some of those players have learning and cognitive differences that make it difficult to sit through things like, say, a Shakespeare play. Emily Baldwin, a senior at Northwestern University, has focused much of her considerable creative talents developing a theater experience that’s accessible to anyone and everyone. She’s part of two theater groups on campus: the Purple Crayon Players and Seesaw. The former is primarily focused on creating shows for young audiences, while Seesaw produces performances for people