An Evening of Cabaret, Performance and Adult Beverages
Performed by Regan Linton, Michaela Goldhaber, Marie Jenkins, Afi Tiombe Kambon, Ciara Lovelace, and Patty Overland
September 27–29, 2019
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.
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.