RespectAbility Children’s Content Lab for Disabled TV Creators, 2022
Margaret “Mars” Gorman (they/she) is a scriptwriter and comedian based in Brooklyn, NY. Their imaginative, rich work tackles themes of identity, mortality, and self-acceptance. As laugh-out-loud funny as it is emotionally grounded, Mars’ fresh writing draws from their experience as a disabled, queer, and neurodivergent person.
Mars’ plays have been performed by Adventure Theatre, H-B Woodlawn Theater, and the Bryn Mawr College Greek Play Troupe. Mars is currently enrolled in Stony Brook University’s MFA program in Television Writing.
After an extensive search and interview process, 15 individuals were invited to participate in RespectAbility’s inaugural cohort of the Children’s Content Lab. This new Lab provides education and training for disabled writers, animators, and creative executives interested in preschool and children’s television and streaming content. Supported by Netflix’s Fund for Creative Equity, the Children’s Content Lab spans five weeks and includes in-person programming in New York City with production partners 9 Story Media Group and Silvergate Media, a part of Sony Pictures Television.