Are you a different able body artist who wonders why you seldomly see other different able body artists on stage or screen? Or do you use a wheelchair and you are unable to gain entry into a performance venue? Or you wonder why the venue is not ADA compliant and thereby excludes an entire segment from gaining access to that venue?
Then, on Saturday Jan 21, at 3pm, I Hate York Work continues with a second part: an In-Action Workshop, which is also co-sponsored by The Field, that puts ideas and strategies discussed during the panel into action. Participants will observe a condensed version of Fieldwork, an ongoing program The Field offers during which multidisciplinary artists share work in development and exchange non-critical, non-directorial and peer-to-peer feedback.
|Kevin R. Free|
An earlier version of I Hate Your Work was held at the Alliance of Artists Communities in Portland, Oregon. Read about it as well as view a portion from the panel here.
I Hate York Work Panelists and Workshop Facilitators Bios:
CHRISTINE BRUNO is Disability Advocate at Inclusion in the Arts, a national not-for-profit that promotes the full inclusion of artists of color and disabled artists in theatre, film, television and related media. A proud union member, Christine is Chair of the New York SAG-AFTRA Performers with Disabilities Committee and serves on the SAG-AFTRA National Performers with Disabilities and the Actors’ Equity EEOC Committees.
EMILYA CACHAPERO is the director of Theatre Communications Group’s Artistic and International Programs and has been active in the US arts community for more than 30 years. Ms. Cachapero oversees TCG’s grant programs, international programs and selected special projects. She is part of the core team organizing Beyond Orientalism, a national initiative to address the use of yellow face, brown face and whitewashing.
KEVIN R. FREE is the Producing Artistic Director of the Obie-Award winning The Fire This Time Festival. He's also a writer-performer who has told stories on NPR, Dana Rossi's the Soundtrack Series and on the mainstage at The Moth. He has also performed Off-Broadway at The York, The Gramercy, and The New Federal Theatre, and regionally at CENTERSTAGE, The Kennedy Center, Paper Mill Playhouse, and in concert with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.
WILFREDO HERNANDEZ, Program Associate at The Field, is an artist (theatre/visual), cultural worker and educator. His artistic and scholarly pursuits are focused on exploring the intersections of myth, identity, politics and performance. He began his career as a self-producing artist when he, along with his family and close friends, founded Triple H Productions, Inc. in 2003 (NJ).
DAAIMAH MUBASHSHIR is a NYC playwright by way of Chicago, IL and Houston, TX. Her work has been developed by The Bushwick Starr, Going to The River Festival, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Fire This Time Festival, JACK, and Rising Circle Theatre Collective. Full Length plays are Night of Power, Rum for Sale, Hotel Harare and Not In This Room. Daaimah also enjoys pushing the boundaries of theatre - In Everyday Afroplay, she creates text for theatrical experiences which blur the lines between the visual art, poetry, and theatre.