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12 Mar

The Rich Legacy of John Belluso - The Poor Itch

[Playwright John Belluso, a round-faced white man of thirty-something, with dark hair, and with glasses resting on his nose]

For those of you who didn’t get to see “The Poor Itch” at The Public Theater or for those of you who have secured tickets to upcoming performances of this deeply moving and beautifully rendered play, here […]

04 Mar

NYC - Belluso at The Public

“We are thrilled about the casting of Christopher Thornton in The Poor Itch! It is still the exception to cast a disabled actor in a disability-specific role,” said Sharon Jensen, Executive Director of The Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts. “Doing so here is a wonderful tribute to John Belluso as a disabled artist and […]

22 Oct

Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq Events at Tisch

An exhibit of photographs, based on HBO’s documentary Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq, by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders will be showing at the Tisch School of the Arts.
Greenfield-Sanders’s “Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq Portraits” runs from November 1 to November 17 at Tisch’s Gulf and Western Gallery at 721 Broadway. Gallery hours are 10 am - 7 […]

11 Oct

Specialist Jon Town and the Myth of “Personality Disorder”

The October 15 issue of The Nation features a story about Specialist Jon Town, who was wounded in Iraq, won a Purple Heart and was subsequently denied all disability and medical benefits:
The article details how Town’s Army doctor concluded that his headaches and hearing loss were caused NOT by the 107-millimeter rocket that knocked him […]

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