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Month: September 2019

WRY CRIPS—FDR Drag Show

Posted in Disability Art, Disabled Artist, Performance, and Theater

Regan Linton andM. Graham Smith
in Association with Wry Crips presentThe FDR Drag Show

An Evening of Cabaret, Performance and Adult Beverages

Performed by Regan LintonMichaela GoldhaberMarie JenkinsAfi Tiombe KambonCiara Lovelace, and Patty Overland

September 27–29, 2019

The Costume Shop Theater


This interactive, historical drag dramedy created by Regan Linton and M. Graham Smith utilizes non-traditional representations of identity—including gender, race, and physicality—to turn the conventional understanding of disability on its head. Focusing on a Roosevelt cocktail hour (Roosevelt-termed “children’s hour”), it will bring the audience in an intimate nightclub setting face-to-face with the visceral, vibrant realities of crippledom and leadership.

Think one hour with strangers who become friends, exploring cocktails and braces, swimming pools and hand jobs, New Deals and marital dances.

As part of the evening, Berkeley’s Wry Crips Disabled Women’s Theatre Group will present a short play Wry Crips Occupy! telling the story of the women who organized the 504 Sit-in and occupation of the federal building in San Francisco for 24 days until they pressured Washington to enact Section 504 the first civil rights legislation for people with disabilities.

Estimated Runtime
80 minutes with no intermission

sliding scale for tickets $15-$45

tickets available: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4328104

Please refrain from using scented products.

Wry Crips Occupy is supported by a CASH grant from Theatre Bay Area and by DREDF

Hope to see you there.

New Book—Resistance & Hope Anthology by Alice Wong

Posted in News, Publishing & literature, and Resource

Resistance and Hope: Essays by Disabled People, Crip Wisdom for the People, Edited by Alice Wong, Disability Visibility Project

NPR has recognized Alice Wong’s groundbreaking work with the publication of the new book, Resistance and Hope: Essays by Disabled People, Crip Wisdom for the People, Edited by Alice Wong, Disability Visibility Project. In an unexpectedly insightful and critical story Ilana Masad outlines the stories in both Wong’s book and the new collection of New York Times disability essays, About Us: Essays from the Disability Series of the New York Times, edited by Peter Catapano and Rosemarie Garland-Thomson