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22 Apr

Disability: Almost There

I am interested in how prevalent disability is in all manner of cultural formations, and, paradoxically, how invisible. As I watch a film or read a book, I can (or think I can) guess when the impaired character, theme or trope will emerge, and then how she, he or it will serve the plot or […]

11 Mar

Horton Foote on Disability

Ah. Horton Foote. He wrote the screenplay for To Kill a Mockingbird, and then some 45 years later put his arm around me for this photo.
Horton Foote died March 4 in Hartford, Conn, at the age of 92. He was working on a production of “The Orphans’ Home Cycle,” his award-winning collection of nine plays, […]

10 Jun

June 20th - Unprecedented! Exciting…

The Society for Disability Studies &
New York University’s Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality
Presents an ALLIGER ARTS Production

An International Cabaret Showcasing Music, Spoken Word, Dance, & Drama


June 20, Friday - 8 PM
Eisner and Lubin Auditorium
NYU Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square South, 4th Floor
between LaGuardia Place and Thompson Street
New York, […]

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 […]

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