LOCH SHELDRAKE — The SUNY Sullivan Theater Arts Program is proud to present Thank You / I’m Sorry or The Story of a Spontaneous Mutant and her Supermom, by Sullivan County residents …
LOCH SHELDRAKE — The SUNY Sullivan Theater Arts Program is proud to present Thank You / I’m Sorry or The Story of a Spontaneous Mutant and her Supermom, by Sullivan County residents Brianna Worden and Janna Walter. The play is a world premiere of a docudrama about neurofibromatosis and the journey of a daughter and mother through diagnosis, treatment(s), pain, love, and changes.
Performances of Thank You / I’m Sorry take place May 13–15, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., and will be performed in SUNY Sullivan’s Seelig Theater. The play will also be streamed live on YouTube. Masks are required for all campus visitors.
Tickets are a suggested donation of $10 to the Children’s Tumor Foundation at the door or by visit https://join.ctf.org/fundraiser/3736939.
For further information, contact Jessica López-Barkl at firstname.lastname@example.org. For advance tickets, visit https://thankyouimsorry.brownpapertickets.com.
Thank You / I’m Sorry
Directed by Jessica López-Barkl, Associate Professor of Theater and Speech/Theater Program Director at SUNY Sullivan, Thank You / I’m Sorry focuses on the unimaginable story of a mother and daughter as they navigate an incurable disorder. The undeniable bond of a mother and daughter and their connection as they love one another and cope with survival is a story that anyone fears the loss of their loved ones.
The SUNY Sullivan 2021-2022 Disability/Disorder Theater Season
The Disability Community is a historically marginalized community, and SUNY Sullivan is located in a county whose largest employer is the healthcare industry that serves people with disabilities. We wanted to bring a heightened awareness of who’s absent from the room or whose story is not being told. We will focus on one classical play from the Spanish Golden Age, a new work that is a powerful vehicle for voices from underrepresented communities, and a musical that highlights the possibilities of performance. The SUNY Sullivan Theater Program will be sensitive to the fact that it is not enough to have representation on stage if the stories of marginalized people are not also represented in the work in a thoughtful and authentic manner. We hope to partner with regional organizations to provide an array of educational opportunities to demonstrate that the art artists with disabilities make and are represented in is enriched and enhanced by the extraordinary circumstances of their lives.
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