If someone told you they were going to a disability culture cabaret, would you know what the heck they were talking about? I sure didn’t. Still don’t, really. Guess I’ll find out this Friday, though – I agreed to perform in one!Here’s a description from the Chicago Amplified page on Chicago Public Radio’s web site:
General Event Information
Blood on the Tracks: A Disability Culture Cabaret
Friday, September 24, 2010 @ 6:30 p.m.
Featuring Mike Ervin, Rahnee Patrick, Pennie Brinson, Carrie Kaufman, Bartholomew Thomas, Laurence Clark, Riva Lehrer, Rob Rotman and Beth Finke. Emceed by Susan Nussbaum.
115 W Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60610
My plan is to put on a party dress and read a very short bit from Long Time, No See. I’m only familiar with a few others on the program — Mike Ervin lives in our building. He’s a playwright, and I know he uses a wheelchair, but we haven’t had much more than elevator conversations. I’ve met a couple of the women listed at previous Access Living events, but without being able to see them I have no idea what their disabilities are. Or what they might do up there on stage Friday night! I’m curious to find out. If you’re curious, too, come on by!