CRi (Choice. Respect. independence.)
Activity: In person outdoors - group of 2+
COVID Restrictions: Masks not necessary if all volunteers are in the same pod! Otherwise, please wear a mask and observe social distancing.
Duration: 20 minutes - 1 hour. Flexible!
Skills: Love for the spotlight! Any and all thespians!
Supplies: Props, costumes, lights!?, music!?
CRi, Choice. Respect. independence. (formerly known as Community Residences, Inc.), is a community-based organization with a focused effort on providing people with developmental disabilities and/or mental health needs the resources, supports and services they need to live their lives with purpose, actively engaged in communities of their choosing. CRi’s mission fully supports a person’s ability to exercise control of their life’s choices, and to live in and contribute to communities of their choosing, as young adults through aging in place. We believe in serving individuals within the communities in which they live & supporting the individual’s choices and independence.
With COVID changing the way we all interact with the world, we’ve had to adjust our routines, implement coping mechanisms, and find new strategies to connect with our loved ones. We have turned to Zoom and the internet to retain connections and stay in touch with the outside world. However, while there is a treasure trove of culture, inspiration, communities, and engagement on the internet, all that is lost on residents who don’t engage with screens. Staff have been working with residents to find ways to keep them learning and growing through games and projects that can be done at home but it has been challenging to keep it up for over a year.
If you are a thespian looking for an outlet to stretch your acting skills and a place to practice complete with audience, then this is the project for you!
While COVID still restricts interaction, we have some group homes that have large sliding glass doors that open up to spacious patios where you and your troop/cast can host a 20-30 minute play, improv, musical, or choreographed dance for residents and staff! To follow CDC guidelines, the doors will be closed, but the audience will be able to see and interact with the actors through the glass - like an in-person YouTube Video.
CRi has group homes throughout Northern Virginia that would love to experience your talent.
Our staff and residents would love to watch anything you perform, but we’re looking for Action! Drama! Emotion! Lights! Music! Costume Changes! You do have to emote through a glass door after all. Patio Plays should be in 10-15 minute segments. No memorization necessary. You can read directly off a script! Come share your skills!
About CRi (Choice. Respect. independence.)
14160 Newbrook Dr, 1st Floor, Chantilly, VA 20151, US
CRi is dedicated to providing personalized resources to youth and adults with mental health needs and developmental disabilities.
CRi, Choice. Respect. independence. (formally Community Residences), is a community-based organization with a focused effort on providing people with developmental disabilities and/or mental health needs the resources, supports and services they need to live their lives with purpose, actively engaged in communities of their choosing. We believe in serving individuals within the communities in which they live & supporting the individual's choices and independence.
CRi - Choice. Respect. independence. offers individuals with disabilities supportive housing and the physical, mental and emotional services needed to facilitate independent and dignified living within the community.
We are one of the largest providers of supports to individuals with disabilities in Virginia, with services in Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties and in the Richmond area. In Maryland, CRi serves individuals in Anne Arundel and Baltimore counties and in Baltimore City.
CRi provides medical, therapeutic, educational, vocational, residential and integrative recreational services to the formation of vital relational communities through which each individual may experience greater independence, dignity, fulfillment and happiness.