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A very special Thank You to everyone who made this event a success, including our intrepid DAC Redding Staff and Volunteers; the many artists and performers of “Artistic Endeavors” and “The Comedians with Disabilities Act” and – most of all – our guests and community supporters who make it all possible.

Due to the tremendous amount of work required to produce an event like “Spotlight Gala,” and considering the work commitments of our Redding Staff, we have decided to take an indefinite hiatus from Spotlight Gala.  We will keep you informed about any upcoming events planned for Shasta and the northern counties.

Finally, it is with a heavy heart that we share the news of Michael O’Connell’s passing on June 29, 2016.  A gifted comedian and founder of “The Comedians with Disabilities Act,” Michael is missed and mourned by his family, friends, colleagues and many fans.  Those of you who attended our Spotlight Gala’s were fortunate to experience his sly and witty humor. All of us at DAC send our best wishes for peace and healing to Michael’s loved ones.  For more information on Michael’s life and work, visit “The Comedians with Disabilities” facebook page:

We are pleased to see that the comedy troupe is carrying on with performances – as a group and by individual members – scheduled in the weeks and months ahead.  We encourage you to continue to support artists with disabilities and to explore and develop your own artistic talents.