Carmel Spectrum Players

We are a theater company whose mission is to showcase the talents of those with autism spectrum and other learning differences. NO AUDITIONS (we hate those!) CSP's "Night of Cabaret" will be conducted on Sunday, August 30 at 2 and 5 pm at The Cat Theatre in Carmel. Just click below, fill out the form, save it to your desktop and e-mail it to We are underwritten by the Jacksonville Foundation for Austim Awareness. Join us. You will be changed.
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What We Believe

At the Carmel Spectrum Players theater, we celebrate collaboration in developing productions that recognize and showcase talents of those on the autism spectrum. We give voice to those who are very much a part of our world, but whose stories often go untold.

We believe that autism is simply seeing the world from a different angle.

Our why

A new study published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders has found that theatre may help improve social competence for children with autism spectrum disorder. The study brings to light recent discussions and efforts in the theatre community in making theatre more accessible to people with ASD.

I strongly recommend that students with autism get involved in special interest clubs in some of the areas they naturally excel at. Being with people who share your interests makes socializing easier.”

 – Temple Grandin

upcoming show

The Carmel Spectrum Players will be putting on a night of cabaret on Sunday, August 30, 2020. Our vision is to have a forum that provides a safe place for these special individuals to have their chance in the spotlight. We believe that every person deserves an ovation in their life. Stay tuned for more information.

Get Involved!

Do you love Theater? We do too! We’re doing everything we can to bring great productions and great people together. Would you like to make a donation to support us? We are a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.


Brandt & Vicki Burdick
Robert Campbell
Drew & Lauren Hammond
John Hammond
Mary Virginia Hammond
Tim & Missy Meador
Jake Mickel
Ed & Mari Sandifer
Alex & Hollyn Swider
David & Courtney Williams
Jim and Brenda Williams


Our Mission

CSP produces theatre for those with autism spectrum condition. We strives to enrich the lives of these individuals by increasing their access to theatre and fostering the use of performance as a channel for expression.

new study concurs

A new study published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders has found that theatre may help improve social competence for children with autism spectrum disorder. The study brings to light recent discussions and efforts in the theatre community in making theatre more accessible to people with ASD.

katie O'leary's study

I saw every student struggle to grasp new concepts and stretch their physical and emotional boundaries. I think the research results we gathered prove that drama therapy has the potential to reach many more children with ASDs.

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