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Neurodiversity employment network Mentra will partner with Broadway’s ‘How to Dance in Ohio’

The collaboration will offer a résumé-writing workshop in January.

The cast of “How to Dance in Ohio” (Credit: Curtis Brown)

The Broadway musical “How to Dance in Ohio” has announced a partnership with Mentra, a neurodiversity employment network, to host a résumé-writing workshop. The event will take place at the Algonquin Hotel’s Oak Room on Jan. 31 at 5:00 p.m.  

The workshop is designed for neurodivergent individuals with a focus on software, data and UX-design positions. A neuroinclusion talent specialist from Mentra will lead the workshop focusing on résumé-crafting skills as well as techniques for navigating the job market as a neurodivergent person.

The collaboration acknowledges a recent growth in tech companies’ efforts to increase neurodiversity in their workforce, where the neurodivergent community’s unique skills are highly sought after.

Based on Alexandra Shiva’s documentary, “How to Dance in Ohio” tells the story of seven neurodivergent young adults—all played by neurodivergent actors—as they prepare for their first formal dance. The musical features book and lyrics by Rebekah Greer Melocik and music by Jacob Yandura. Directed by Sammi Cannold, “How to Dance in Ohio” opened at the Belasco Theatre on Dec. 10, 2023, after beginning previews on Nov. 15. The production is slated to close on Feb. 11.

Additional information, including how to register for the workshop, can be found here.