Outside the Box / Performing Disability

For those in NYC, courtesy of Simi Linton’s Disability Culture Watch:

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

OUTSIDE THE BOX / PERFORMING DISABILITY

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

ONE NIGHT ONLY! 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, NY 10012

Outside the Box/Performing Disability presents an international array of provocative, exotic, and cutting edge performers.

There has been a seismic shift in disability arts over the last decade, both in form and content. Using unique configurations of body, voice, and mind, disabled artists are constructing new art and new art forms.

Mat Fraser, internationally known actor and playwright (Sealboy: Freak, Thalidomide: The Musical) will emcee the event. Fraser was most recently featured as Puck in The Kaos Dream, a revisioning of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which toured Britain last Fall, where it enjoyed rave reviews, sell out audiences, complaints from Catholic School teachers, and standing ovations.

Featuring:

  • Mat Fraser, MC — Actor, writer, cabaret performer, musician, occassional stripper
  • Excerpts from GIMP, Choreographed by Heidi Latsky — featuring dancersJeffery Freeze, Lawrence Carter-Long & Catherine Long
  • Lezlie Frye, Spoken Word
  • Four Wheel City, Krip Hop (Rap)
  • Honi Harlow & Mystique presents Bawdville, Deaf Burlesque
  • Nancy Ostrovsky, Performance Painting
  • Theatrical Readings – staged by Carrie Sandahl & Victoria Lewis
    featuring Nikaury Acosta, Christine Bruno*, Jason Fisher*, Pedro Hidalgo*, Anita Hollander*, Neil Marcus, Gregg Mozgala* and Dathan B. Williams*
    *appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

$18 tickets available online and at the door

Go to http://www.disstudies.org/conference/2008/events/nyu to purchase tickets

For accommodations or other information, contact Howard Hines @ 646-344-7261

Event presented with Sign Language Interpretation, Audio Description and Open Captioning. Space is Wheelchair Accessible. Assistive Listening Devices, Large Print & Braille Programs Available Upon Request.

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