VSA presents Readings on Disability at Shakespeare Theatre Company's Sidney Harman Hall
Three literary masters--Lynn Manning, Anne Finger, and Riua Akinshegun--share their perspectives on life through the lens of disability. Part of the 2010 International VSA Festival.
This event is NOT taking place at the Kennedy Center
- Thu., Jun. 10, 2010, 12:00 PM
- Shakespeare Theatre Company's Sidney Harman Hall
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NOTE: This event is NOT at the Kennedy Center.
Venue: Shakespeare Theatre Company, Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F Street, NW
Date: Thursday, June 10 at 12 p.m.
In this Happenings at the Harman: Readings on Disability event, three literary masters share their perspectives on life through the lens of disability. Lynn Manning, an award-winning poet, playwright, actor, and former Blind Judo Champion of the world, has appeared on television, in commercials, and at theaters across the globe. His autobiographical solo play, Weights, was presented Off-Broadway, at the Kennedy Center, at The National Black Theater Festival in North Carolina, as well as in Zagreb, London, and Edinburgh.
Anne Finger's evocative and poetic writing provides a candid and often moving reading of her life. In her memoir, Elegy for a Disease, she merges personal and historical narrative, exploring how polio was viewed and dealt with in the years before the Salk vaccine was invented.
Riua Akinshegun, a performing and visual artist, writer, and poet, combines chanting, onomatopoeia, and dramatic reading to bring images and stories to life.
This event is free. For more information, click here or call (202) 547-3230.