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Department/School

Theatre Arts

Abstract/Excerpt

Beginning in the 1950s, triggered by the rejection of bodily variation on stage, a “democratizing impulse” moved through American theatre: a reconfiguration of who gets to be on stage and whose stories will be told. This essay tracks the practice of three theatre companies of disabled women: Other Voices (Los Angeles, 1982); Wry Crips (Berkeley, 1985); and AXIS Dance Company (Oakland, 1987).

Document Type

Chapter

Book Title

Women, Collective Creation, Devised Performance: the Rise of Women Theatre Artists in the Twentieth and Twentieth-First Centuries

Edition

1rst, ed. August 2016

Editors

Kathryn Mederos Syssoyeva and Scott Proudfit

Publisher

Palgrave MacMillan

Place of Publication

New York, New York

Publication Date

Summer 8-2016

Pages

301-316

ISBN

978-1-13760327-2

Keywords

Theatre, Women's theatre, Disability theatre, Collective Creation, Political Theatre

Disciplines

Theatre and Performance Studies

Document Version

Preprint

Hands like starfish/Feet like moons: Disabled Women's Theatre Collectives

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