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Breaking Out: Theater For The Physically Disabled, Casey Brown Apr 1995

Breaking Out: Theater For The Physically Disabled, Casey Brown

Fine Arts Undergraduate Theses

The group I am examining is physically disabled individuals. The organization who first brought this need for expression among the physically disabled to my attention was the National Theatre Workshop for the Handicapped. This theatre group was founded by Brother Rick Curry fourteen years ago in New York City. Brother Rick had finished his schooling and was seeking work as an actor. Because he was born without a right forearm, he was unable to find employment. So, Brother Rick decided to organize a school for talented, physically disabled individuals interested in pursuing a career in theatre. In the years that ...