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Expanding the Discourse:
Is the Landscape of Theater Changing
for Artists with Disabilities?

Monday, November 12, 2018
6:30-8 pm
Ripley-Grier Studios
520 Eighth Avenue
Studio 17E

This event will be an informal discussion led almost entirely by working artists with disabilities, who will share anecdotes, work stories, and insight on their experience in the industry, as well as suggesting best practices for journalists and critics to keep in mind when writing about people with disabilities.

The panel will be moderated by Cost of Living star Katy Sullivan, and participants include Christine Bruno, Shannon DeVido, Stephanie Gould, John Christopher Jones, Gregg Mozgala, Jamie Sanders, and Ali Stroker.
There is no charge for this event. 
Reservations may be made by emailing 
Please caption your email "NOVEMBER PANEL."  
More on the panelists:

Katy Sullivan, moderator
actor, Paralympic track and fielder and US record holder; 
seen recently in Cost of Living at Manhattan Theater Club

Christine Bruno
actor, writer, director and disability advocate; formerly staff member 
of the Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts

Shannon DeVido
actor, comedian, singer and writer, seen recently in The Healing at Theater Breaking Through Barriers and Teenage Dick at the Public

Stephanie Gould
actor, writer and improviser, whose television credits include Orange Is the New Black and Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and who is appearing this autumn in the Strangemen Theater Company production of Bernie & Mikey's Trip to the Moon at 59E59

John Christopher Jones
actor, translator and playwright; Lortel Award winner for translation of The Cherry Orchard, directed by Andre Belgrader; seen on Broadway in Harold Pinter's production of Otherwise Engaged and The Iceman Cometh with Jason Robards

Gregg Mozgala
actor, seen recently in Cost of Living at Manhattan Theater Club, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire at New York Theater Workshop, and Teenage Dick at the Public; Founding Artistic Director of The Apothetae, a theater company dedicated to the production of works that explore and illuminate the "Disabled Experience"

Jamie Sanders
actor and writer, whose poem "This Time" concerns growing up with Tourette Syndrome; recently made his professional stage debut in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at Kansas City Repertory Theatre

Ali Stroker
actor, singer, advocate, currently appearing as Ado Annie in the Bard SummerScape production of Oklahoma! at St. Ann's Warehouse; played Anna in the Deaf West production ofSpring Awakening on Broadway and in Los Angeles; also known for The Glee Project and the 2013 season of Glee  


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