Liaison & Council
ARC Greater Twin Cities
Bloomington Public Schools
Amanda Lee Genaro
Disability Advocate/ Consultant
Mind Body Solutions
Fraser Community Services
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Minnesota Department of Revenue
Autism Society of America
Upstream Arts, enhancing the lives of adults and youth with disabilities by fostering creative communication and social independence through the power of arts education.
An initiative focused on improving the relationship between American theatre and disabiity
In an effort to improve the relationship between American theatre and disability, Mixed Blood solicited 40 theatre professionals to share plays that they feel best speak to disability in two ways: plays with theme or content on disability and/or plays with characters with disabilities. Over half of those polled self-identify as people with disabilities. In addition, medical and disability specialists were consulted and provided extensive categorization of professionally recognized disabilities that were crystalized to fewer, broader umbrellas.
Mixed Blood staff read every nominated play, and subsequently Mixed Blood’s Artistic Director Jack Reuler, with the assistance of Playwright-In-Residence Aditi Brennan Kapil, curated a select list of scripts for consideration by artistic directors, producers, and decision-makers. $5000 has been awarded to three professional theatres that have committed to produce one of these plays with the proviso that theatre artists with disabilities be employed in roles of characters with disabilities: San Francisco Playhouse for its production of Colossal by Andrew Hinderaker (March, 2016), Theatre Alliance (DC) for its production of Good Dancer by Emily Chadick (May, 2016), and Park Square Theater for its production of Love Person by Aditi Brennan Kapil (March, 2016).
Disability Visibility is made possible by TCG’s A-Ha program with funds from the MetLife Foundation.