ADD / ADHD

ADD / ADHD and the Theatre

 

I have ADD / ADHD; diagnosed as a kid as hyperactive and again as an adult with ADD / ADHD.  I’m hard pressed to see it at a disorder, rather, I see it as a strength to be properly managed.  A lot of us in theatre are blessed with this adaptation of brain function.  I don’t have stats (if you have them pass them along) but I think the percentage of people in the arts, especially the visual arts, and even more specifically, theatre arts are, or could be diagnosed with ADD / ADHD.  I don’t think I’m alone here…

This page is meant to be the start of a collection of resources for those of us mindful of our gift and want to learn how to maximize it.  Please contribute your thoughts, the tools you use, the methodologies you follow, etc… to maximize your creative rocket brain.