Beyond Victims and Villains: Contemporary Plays by Disabled Playwrights

Beyond Victims and Villains: Contemporary Plays by Disabled Playwrights

By: Lewis, Victoria Ann [Editor]

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"In the 21st century, the disability experience offers new perspectives on issues that promise to dominate the collective (un)consciousness: diversity vs. unity; difference vs. normalcy; rugged individualism vs. it-takes-a-village political ideologies; right-to-die; healthcare as a for-profit industry; care-giving within families and across the boundaries of gender, race and class.

"This anthology offers insights into the ongoing dialogue in our theatres about diversity, multiculturalism and universality, and the debates in our civic life about interdependence vs. independence. But in the end, I offer this anthology as a collection of irreverent, comic, terrifying and beautiful plays."--Victoria Ann Lewis

This anthology, the first of its kind, explores how disabled artists depict the world they inhabit with their disabilities.

Includes:

"P.H. *reaks" a collaborative project developed by Doris Baizley and Victoria Ann Lewis (Los Angeles, CA)
"Gretty Good Time" by John Belluso (Los Angeles, CA)
"The History of Bowling" by Mike Ervin (Chicago, IL)
"Creeps" by David Freeman (Canada)
"Shoot" by Lynn Manning (Los Angeles, CA)
"A Summer Evening in Des Moines" by Charles Mee, Jr. (New York, NY)
"No One as Nasty" by Susan Nussbaum (Chicago, IL)

Victoria Ann Lewis is the founder and past director of the Mark Taper Forum's "Other Voices Project." Emerging from the disability civil rights movement, the "Other Voices Project" is the only professional playwriting program for writers with disabilities in the regional theatre.

Title: Beyond Victims and Villains: Contemporary Plays by Disabled Playwrights

Author: Lewis, Victoria Ann [Editor]

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group: 2005-02-01

ISBN/UPC Number: 1559362502

ISBN/UPC Number 13: 9781559362504

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: new

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 9781559362504

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