Performance Space New York: Fourth Floor, 150 First Avenue
This program features three evenings of performances, readings, and meet-ups by, for, and about disabled artists and writers. Among those presenting work will be Eli Clare, John Lee Clark, Kayla Hamilton, Johanna Hedva, Jerron Herman, Cyrée Jarelle Johnson, Camisha L. Jones, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Jordan Lord, NEVE, and Alice Sheppard. There will also be social space for conversation among the community. This festival is organized by the political-arts organization Arika, Amalle Dublon, Jerron Herman, Carolyn Lazard, Park McArthur, Alice Sheppard, and Constantina Zavitsanos, and is a collaboration between Arika, Performance Space New York, and the Whitney Museum.
The organizers say, “I wanna be with you everywhere . . . refuses policies of individuation and inclusion in favor of (and in the flavor of) whatever disability aesthetics has in bodymind. We won’t know what this is ‘til it shows us, but we do know that disability communities don’t only make art about disability.”
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Tickets are required for entry to all events. Day passes are available on a sliding scale of $0-25. A separate ticket is required for Johanna Hedva’s performances on April 11 and 14. Tickets can be booked online or by calling (212) 352-3101 Monday–Friday, 9 am–9 pm or Saturday–Sunday, 10 am–9 pm.
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