Carrie Sandahl Keynote
Carrie Sandahl will be discussing Disability Arts in her closing keynote for THE EVERYDAY.
Carrie (writer, producer) is the head of the Program on Disability Art, Culture, and Humanities at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In this role, she also heads Bodies of Work, an organization that supports the development of disability arts and culture. In May 2013, Bodies of Work held a disability arts and culture festival that was attended by over 10,000 people. Her own research and creative activity focus on disability as it intersects with other aspects of identity (race, class, gender, sexuality) in live performance. Sandahl has published numerous research articles, and an anthology she co-edited, Bodies in Commotion: Disability and Performance, garnered the Association for Theatre in Higher Education’s award for Outstanding Book in Theatre Practice and Pedagogy. Sandahl has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, VSA Arts, Dana and Christopher Reeve Foundation, Chicago Community Trust, and the Illinois Arts Council. She collaborated as actor, director, and writer with the Mickee Faust Theatre Company on The Gimp Parade, a DVD compilation of parodic disability-themed shorts. She has served as a consultant to the Kennedy Center on several disability arts projects and to the Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts and Disability Arts of New York City to advocate for artists in television, film, and theatre.
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