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Performance Art | Theater | Dance | Talks

CripFest

 
US Premiere
 
Sat, Jul 25, 2015
  • 2PM
 
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RUN TIME: doors open at 1:30pm; close at 11pm
 
 
 
 
 
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Presented by OneofUs

Celebrate, agitate, generate! Artists mark the 25th Anniversary of the ADA with more deformity than in Bradley Cooper's worst nightmares. This revolution will not be telethon-ised, you have to see it live!
—Mat Fraser, curator of CripFest

Mat Fraser (American Horror Story) curates this all-day festival celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Professional disabled artists present performance, visual art and video works with celebration, agitation, and Cripsploitation—while reclaiming their identities as part of a larger movement of creative artists who are reshaping the notion of disability in our world, away from the inaccurate performances of disability on Broadway. In Fraser's own words, “CripFest will explode the condescending do-gooder myths around disability, showing the dangerous, transgressive, and amazing work of some of the most radical and exciting artists in the UK and US.” This ain't no telethon!

Talk
2:00pm Panel discussion: Visibility of Disability: Getting Disabled Performers Cast in Popular Media. Panelists: Christine Bruno, Mat Fraser, Liz Carr, Simon Minty; facilitated by Becky Curran; video by Lawrence Carter Long.

Theatre
3:30pm Staged foley reading of Downsizing Camus, by The Apothetae, directed by Gregg Mozgala.
6:30pm Greatest Hits Powerpoint Show by Laurence Clarke 

Dance
5:00pm Bill Shannon, aka Crutchmaster.

Performance Art:
9-11pm Featuring UK and US artists, burlesque, and live music by The Spazms.

Comedy
9-11pm Featuring Laurence Clark (UK), Greg Walloch (US), Liz Carr (UK), Rich "The Claw" Cyr (US).

Full details here

This event is presented by CripFest. BAM house, ticketing and membership policies may not apply.