Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Voices of Disability on Stage at the Kennedy Center

From the Washington Post...

Compelling true stories were promised and delivered in "Inside/Out . . . Voices From the Disability Community," presented over the weekend at the Kennedy Center's Family Theater by VSA Arts. The show, part of writer-director Ping Chong's "Undesirable Elements" series, used a recital format (chairs, scripts, microphones) to fine effect as seven people wove their tales into a riveting chronology ...

Paralysis, deafness and living with a mother slowly dying of multiple sclerosis were among the conditions and situations that have challenged these individuals. Read more.

2 comments:

eleanor said...

Very interesting. The historical perception to todays more realistic, I wonder who was in the audience? I find so much discomfort with the idea of people being disabled(having a disability) even in my own family. They seem to have so much discomfort that they are unable to see and celebrate the little bit that people proudly manage to accomplish anyway ellie

Denver Refashionista said...

Thanks for this. Is a disability a disability or is it really an extra-special ability? I like to think I am extra special and that MS is the most enlightening thing that ever happened to me.