Best Of 2021

Best life-changing theater artist: Brianna Larson

Brianna Larson

Larson could have sought out a performing career like her NYU classmate Rachel Brosnahan. Instead, she and her mother (Michelle Larson) founded Theatre eXceptional to create innovative theatre and performance art with, for, and about people with disabilities. Over the years, their full scale productions and classes have expanded by leaps and bounds offering adults with disabilities life-changing opportunities to learn all aspects of theatre performance with the discipline of professional expectations. Serendipitously, the pandemic saw their Zoom classes grow exponentially to reach international students around the globe.