Recently I traveled to Sydney, Australia for a week's worth of workshops at the Cerebral Palsy Alliance with kids, teens and adults. It was pretty incredible. Here are just a few pics.
I have the great honor to be named a Kennedy Citizen Artist Fellow! As evidence of the Kennedy Center's commitment to being a living memorial to President John F. Kennedy and the ideals of his legacy (service, justice, freedom, courage, exploration, innovation, creativity, and gratitude), the Kennedy Center launches the "Citizen Artist Fellows" program which recognizes artists across the country who utilize their art form for positive impact on communities, from small to large. These artists will receive national recognition and opportunities to showcase their voice and work in order to further their trajectory and success. The Fellows will be a signature component of our annual spring Arts Summit, a national platform for shining a spotlight on stories of Citizen Artists who live up to President Kennedy's ideals.
A brilliantly hilarious take on Shakespeare’s classic tale of power lust, TEENAGE DICK reimagines the most famous disabled character of all time as a 16-year-old outsider in the deepest winter of his discontent: his junior year at Roseland High. Picked on because of his cerebral palsy (as well as his sometimes creepy Shakespearean way of speaking), Richard is determined to have his revenge and make his name by becoming president of the senior class. But as he manipulates and crushes the obstacles to his electoral success, Richard finds himself faced with a decision he never expected would be his to make: is it better to be loved or feared?
Tony-nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel (Hand to God) directs Mike Lew’s (Tiger Style!) devastatingly funny, sharply written new play about perception, disability and the lengths we’re willing to go to rise above our station in life…and high school.