‘COST OF LIVING’ Two disabled characters and two caretakers make up the cast of Martyna Majok’s gripping play, directed by Jo Bonney for Manhattan Theater Club. But which is which? John, who has cerebral palsy, is a rich, bratty grad student; Ani, a double amputee, is a hilariously foul-mouthed North Jersey terror. The people who help them, Eddie and Jess, have different problems. “Cost of Living,” which could have been an identity play about people with disabilities, is thus so much greater: a play about disabilities with people.
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.