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Headshots of 20 RespectAbility 2022 in-person Entertainment Lab Participants

Monique Moreau

RespectAbility Entertainment Professionals Lab, Summer 2022

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Monique Moreau

Monique Moreau is a Native American, autistic writer, stand-up and actress from Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. She has lived in Los Angeles since 2008 and has spent most of her time performing musical comedy and stand-up around North America, the UK and Australia. She has been a featured performer at San Francisco Sketch Fest, the Melbourne Comedy Festival, and the Edinburgh Fringe. She’s currently a regular at the Largo Los Angeles, opening for Beth Stelling, Nick Kroll, Anthony Jeselnik and Laurie Kilmartin.

Recently, Moreau has written for “Thomas and Friends: All Engines Go,” two American Girl webseries and an upcoming Thomas and Friends webseries.

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After an extensive search and interview process, 20 individuals were invited to participate in the Los Angeles Cohort of RespectAbility’s 2022 Entertainment Lab taking place June 7 – July 14, 2022. This 6-week, 18-session Lab aims to further develop and elevate the talent pipeline of diverse professionals with disabilities working behind-the-scenes in television, film, and streaming. Participants include people with physical, cognitive, sensory, mental health, and other disabilities ranging in age from people in their 20’s through their 50’s. The Lab is a recipient of The Roddenberry Foundation Impact Award.

The Los Angeles Cohort of the 2022 Entertainment Lab is made possible with support by:

  • Platinum Sponsors: Murray/Reese Foundation and Netflix
  • Gold Sponsors: The Harnisch Foundation, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and The Walt Disney Company
  • Silver Sponsors: Hollywood Foreign Press Association Charitable Trust, the National Endowment for the Arts, and NBCUniversal
  • Location Sponsors: Bunim-Murray Productions, DreamWorks Animation, Endeavor, Lionsgate, Nielsen, and ROSIES Foundation

Meet the Author

Eric Ascher

Eric Ascher is the Communications Associate for RespectAbility. He is responsible for supporting RespectAbility’s Vice President, Communications in developing and implementing advocacy efforts and communications of various types. Ascher manages RespectAbility’s social media channels, website and emails; organizes and develops webinars; and supervises Communications Fellows.

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