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Iqsa Aqilah

RespectAbility Entertainment Professionals Lab, Summer 2023

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Iqsa Aqilah

Iqsa Aqilah is a casting and directing professional who specializes in creating dynamic stories that encourage humanity and insanity. As an educational entertainer, she uses play as the universal language within their art to portray neurodivergence, cultural variety, and the human body in a mindful way. Growing up in 4 different countries has colored Iqsa’s perspective on uniting on the strength of our differences; a sentiment she wishes to share with the world.

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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 2023 Entertainment Lab taking place May 1 – June 9, 2023. This 6-week Lab aims to develop and elevate the talent pipeline of disabled entertainment professional working behind-the-scenes in television, film, and streaming, while connecting them with industry professionals and creatives. Participants include people with physical, cognitive, sensory, mental health, and other disabilities ranging in age the 20’s through the 50’s. The Lab is a recipient of The Roddenberry Foundation Impact Award.

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