Disability Culture Watch

Archive for March, 2008

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 […]

11 Mar

Disability Imagery In Advertising - Objectives and Consequences

There are a couple of new advertisements - both television and print for the Lincoln MKZ that feature disabled triathlete Sarah Reinersten. The ads are part of a new campaign by Lincoln called “Dreams.” The print ad is below:

[A young, athletic, white woman in sports clothes with one
prosthetic running leg doing stretches on […]

07 Mar

The Responsibility Project

Some of you may have seen the new Liberty Mutual advertisement about a disabled woman on a mission. If you haven’t seen it on TV, check it out here on youtube.
It is important to let them know what the disability community thinks about this initiative.  Make it a point to go to their […]

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 […]

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