At school, I didn’t know how to join in and I felt left out. I felt angry, lost and very sad. When I left school and I found Options Theatre Company and that changed my life. My name is Stuart Smith I am the Artistic Director of Options Theatre Company. Options Theatre Company is a company for actors, creatives, dancers, filmmakers, anybody like that that happens to be a person with a disability. So Newcastle Permanent gave us $50,000 that we were able to buy retractable seating we’re able to fit out our studio without their help we would not be able to make an idea, an ambitious idea like this possible. I didn’t even know I can sing or dance or act, and now I’m the star of the show! Now I can make people smile and laugh. I never did that in school. My future looks amazing now.