VSA arts of Texas & Actual Lives Austin present
Who’s Got Your Back?
An all new show by Actual Lives Austin.
Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 2 at 3 p.m.
ASL Interpreted, real time captioning, audio description
Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Road
Tickets: Friday - $15 and $10 (Good Cripples Discount)
Saturday - $15 and $10 (Good Cripples Discount)
Sunday - Pay What You Wish
Whether you’re falling down, working, flirting, charting your spiritual journey or just plain trying to live your life, everybody needs someone who’ll be there. Don’t miss Actual Lives Austin’s latest creative collaboration between local guest director Paula Gilbert, script developer Chris Strickling, producer Celia Hughes, and a cast of 11 ordinary folks as they work hard to make you laugh and shake up worn out conceptions of disability without being inspirational.
Produced by Co-founder, Celia Hughes, VSA arts of Texas Executive Director.
Dr. Chris Strickling, Actual Lives Austin co-founder, joins guest director Paula Gilbert and a motley crew of adults with disability to give you a quick trip through the raw material of everyday life as we know it.
Actual Lives Austin: Creating theater from the raw material of everyday life.
Actual Lives Austin, as a flexible tool for developing autobiographical performance in a community theatre context, was the brainstorm of deaf performance artist Terry Galloway, who had used the page-to-stage format in various contexts since 1993. The Austin version of Actual Lives, which focused Galloway's model on disabled performers who created work about their lives, came to life through a tight collaboration between Galloway, writer and disability scholar Chris Strickling, and Celia Hughes, executive director of Access Arts Austin, a local non-profit organization dedicated to making arts accessible to people with disability (which later affiliated with VSA to become VSA arts of Texas).