Want to make disabled artists and audiences more than symbols or afterthoughts? Here’s the minimum you can do (and you really should do more than the minimum).
Taking my father, a Parkinson’s patient and stroke survivor, to the current Broadway revival was a challenge, but well worth it.
Apothetae and the Lark launch a two-year fellowship to nurture new voices and keep them in conversation.
The Goodman Theatre’s diversity and inclusion efforts, thankfully for me and others, include disability.
The artistry of Deaf and disabled theatre workers has been amply demonstrated. Why aren’t they centerstage more regularly?
Obviously theatres should give priority to disabled actors in roles defined as disabled. The next step: to consider them for all roles.
An Anatomized Philippic Regarding the Relationship of Disability to the Contemporary American Theatre
How a seminal friendship changed my views on disability—and prepared me for my own.
Deafness and disability have been marginalized from our stages. How can we change that picture?
From clubs in San Francisco to shopping malls in St. Louis to training programs in Florida and Maine to professional theatres in Los Angeles, Chicago and Providence, the theatre of disability has invigorated America’s cultural landscape. Insisting on the right to access–as audience members, as performers on stage and crew backstage, and as playwrights, actors and directors–disabled theatre artists are challenging our assumptions about what disability is and what it means.”Disabled characters shaped by the old cautionary and sentimental models of representation have filled the…