The Disability Studies Program at The University of Toledo is sponsoring a workshop Monday, March 21, that will examine the turning point in civil rights, the Americans with Disabilities Act, in order to think about the present and envision the future.
Titled “Documentary Theatre and the Disability Rights Movement,” the workshop is held in conjunction with the Department of Theatre & Film and the Office of the Provost and will feature the award-winning theatre scholar and practitioner Dr. Victoria Ann Lewis, the Kate Welling Distinguished Scholar in Disability Studies at Miami University Ohio.
The workshop is scheduled at 3:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre in the Center for Performing Arts.
Sound and movement, games, improvisations and old and new stories, including testimonies before Congress about the circumstances of disabled people in the U.S. in the push to get the Americans with Disabilities Act passed, will be used to think about what it means to truly be part of society.
This workshop is for actors and non-actors and everyone is welcome.
For more information, contact Dr. Jim Ferris, Ability Center Endowed Chair in Disability Studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org.