The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Writers Conference

Conference Schedule 2019

Conference Schedule 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019, 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.


Actual Lives: Writing and Performing Disability with Terry Galloway

Date(s): Friday, February 22, 2019, 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Location: 
Carson Ballroom, Old Main (view map)
Type(s): 
Generative Workshop, Presentation, Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Disability, Drama, Mixed Genre
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About the Session

What does it mean to explore the actual lives of others? What do we know of disability and how do we write about it? How do we preform disability? Join writer, director, and performer, Terry Galloway in exploring disability in creative writing and performance. In this session participants will spend fifteen minutes writing as frankly as they can about the subject, using as prompts either their experiences with disability or their impressions of disability. Individuals will then create improvised performances around these experiences/impressions exploring influences of both “inspirational” and “monstrous” social models of disability.

Meet the Presenter(s)

Desert Nights Rising Stars Writers Conference Faculty 2019 Terry Galloway
Terry Galloway, a deaf queer writer/performer/activist who writes, performs and agitates. Her solo performances have been produced in venues ranging from the American Place Theater in NYC to the Zap Club in Brighton England. She works as a community artist/activist and co-founded a series of theaters in Austin Texas and Tallahassee Florida promoting original work by members of marginalized communities. The Ugly Girl, her queer/disability themed musical, debuted at DaDaFest in Liverpool and toured the UK. Her memoir, Mean Little Deaf Queer was published by Beacon Press. Her work has garnered awards from, among others, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Texas Institute of Letters, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.