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iPhoto caption: Original photo by Alick Tsui.

REVIEW: Crippled at Theatre Passe Muraille/#beyondTO

It’s an exploration of death, life, and redemption: but above all else, Crippled is a powerful love story.

By Jessica Watson / May 14, 2022

Tales from a Disabled Theatre School Grad

The assumption was that a disabled person can’t be a physically strong or attractive individual... the assertion was repeated so much that I internalized it: I reduced myself to just an actor who, due to my disability, could only play “bit” roles or disabled characters.

By Sivert Das / May 21, 2021
iPhoto caption: (left to right) Joe Flaherty (SCTV), Kirk Griesser, Larry Brown, Vicki Burningham, and Jim Crawford in The Off Ramp, National Arts Centre, inaugural National Access Awareness Week, 1988.

Rolling Thunder

In 1987 I was hired by the Rolling Thunder Theatre Company for a ten-week contract. Brainstorm with the cast, write and direct a new play, then wave bon voyage as the Thunder van ambled off for ten months of touring.

By Larry Brown / Sep 23, 2020
iPhoto caption: Ophira Calof in Literally Titanium. Photo courtesy Next Stage Festival.

A Different Kind of Hustle

New stories require a new framework. What does it mean to create a performance that truly works for a Disabled body, on its terms?

By Ophira Calof / Jan 6, 2020