Representational Conundrums: Disability & Dramaturgy with Dr. Carrie Sandahl, Professor of DHD @ UIC

Date / Time

March 14, 2022

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Representational Conundrums: Disability & Dramaturgy

with Dr. Carrie Sandahl, Professor of Disability & Human Development at UIC

Monday, March 14, 4-5 p.m.

Register online.

Access info: CART (live captions) and ASL will be provided. Contact or 312-355-7050 with any other requests.

We’re excited to welcome Carrie Sandahl, director of UIC DHD’s Program on Disability Art, Culture and Humanities, for a virtual talk. They’ll speak from their experience and expertise with disability and theatre to identify some of the most pressing issues in theatre, disability art and dramaturgy in this cultural moment.

Dr. Sandahl’s talk is a public meeting of a 1-credit think-tank course called “Making Inclusive Theatre: RICHARD III as Disability Art.” This course supports a collaboration between the UIC Disability Cultural Center, the Department of Theatre, Bodies of Work, and Babes with Blades Theatre Company, as BWBTC puts on a production of Shakespeare’s Richard III (scheduled for Fall 2022). Our inquiry is focused around the questions: “What does it mean to do inclusive, disability-culture informed theater? How might a performance speak and even make an argument?” This work is supported by a UIC Creative Activity Award.

Image Description: Bold dark green text on a white background and white text on a bright periwinkle square, with a photo of Dr. Carrie Sandahl. Dr. Sandahl is a smiling white woman with blond hair and glasses, wearing a purple, black, and gray scarf. At the bottom of the flyer is a purple and lavender band with info about the Making Inclusive Theatre project; logos for UIC DCC, Theatre, Bodies of Work,UIC DHD, and Babes with Blades Theatre Company; and a sideways image of Shakespeare with an inaccessible stage in teal, blue, and purple. 


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