Thursday, June 12, 2008

"Outside the Box/Performing Disability" cabaret on June 20 in NY City

The Society for Disability Studies and New York University's Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality present an Alliger Arts Production, "Outside the Box/Performing Disability," an international cabaret showcasing music, spoken word, dance and drama on Friday, June 20 at 8 p.m.

The event will be at the Eisner and Lubin Auditorium in the NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, in New York City. "Outside the Box/Performing Disability" is an international showcase featuring provocative, exotic and cutting-edge disabled performers.

Mat Fraser, internationally known actor and playwright ("Sealboy: Freak," "Thalidomide: The Musical") will emcee. Fraser was most recently featured as Puck in "The Kaos Dream," a re-visioning of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," which toured Britain last fall.
The event will feature performances by:
  • Mat Fraser, Emcee, Actor, Writer, cabaret performer, musician and occasional stripper
  • Excerpts from "GIMP," choreographed by Heidi Latsky, featuring dancers Jeffery Freeze, Lawrence Carter-Long and Catherine Long
  • Lezlie Frye, spoken word
  • Four Wheel City, Krip Hop (Rap)
  • Honi Harlow & Mystique presents Bawdville, Deaf burlesque
  • Nancy Ostrovsky, performance painting
  • Theatrical Readings staged by Carrie Sandahl and Vicki Lewis, featuring Nikaury Acosta, Christine Bruno, Jason Fisher, Pedro Hidalgo, Anita Hollander, Neil Marcus, Gregg Mozgala and Dathan B. Williams

Tickets are $18 and are available online and at the door. Go to to order online.

For accommodations or other questions, please contact Howard Hines @ 646-344-7261. The event is presented with sign language interpretation, audio description and open captioning. Space is wheelchair accessible. Assistive listening devices, large print & Braille programs available upon request.