Thursday 5 September
2pm to 3.30pm
University of Atypical, first floor board room
£3/donation, ages 18+
Writer Christian O’Reilly (‘Inside I’m Dancing’, ‘Sanctuary’) is joined by Chris Ledger, Chief Executive Officer of University of Atypical, to discuss the genesis of his forthcoming theatre piece ‘Unspeakable Conversations’, developed with disabled people.
‘Unspeakable Conversations’ is a stage play adapted from the writings of, and correspondence between wheelchair-user and disability activist Harriet McBryde Johnson and Princeton academic and philosopher Peter Singer. Peter Singer argued that it should be legally permissible to euthanize disabled infants; Harriet Johnson, who had Muscular Dystrophy, disagreed. After they clashed initially in Harriet’s home town of Charleston, they continued their argument by email and their ultimate and final battle took place on Singer’s home turf at Princeton University.
Moving from film work in which the lead characters were played by non-disabled performers, to embedding disabled people within the writing and production of new work, this is a conversation not to be missed for those interested in genuinely championing the rights and abilities of disabled practitioners in cultural media.
TICKETING AND AGE RANGES
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