A brisk, sharp, irreverent look at disability by 7 wonderful playwrights, Some of Our Parts is probing, provocative and funny. The evening consists of 7 10-minute plays about disability by Bekah Brunstetter, Samuel D. Hunter, Neil LaBute, Kate Moira Ryan, Diana Son, Jeff Tabnick, and Emily Chadwick Weiss.
About the Plays:
Bekah Brunstetter's Gorgeous is set in a gym locker room, post-yoga, where two disabled women confront Gorgeous, a woman who is perfect -- or so they think. Christina Roussos directs.
In Samuel D. Hunter's Welcome to Walmart, an experienced, disabled Walmart greeter introduces a newbie to dealing with customers. Kimothy Cruse directs.
In Neil LaBute's Cripples, three older men on a park bench discuss making it with disabled women. Ike Schambelan directs.
Kate Moira Ryan's Casting Call follows a character named "Ike Schambelan" as he tries to interest producers in casting disabled actors. Nicholas Viselli directs.
In Diana Son's Blind Date, a smooth-talking man in a wheelchair meets a woman in a cafe. Is he the blind date she's been waiting for? What you see is not always what you get. Kimothy Cruse directs.
Jeff Tabnick's The Big Payback exposes a mother and son who wish each other well, wish each other ill, and discover they have amazing powers. Ike Schambelan directs.
In Emily Chadick Weiss's Good Dancer, a young couple is ready to take the next step in their relationship until it's time to announce the white boyfriend's disability to the black girlfriend's parents. Christina Roussos directs.
Melanie Boland, Shannon DeVido, David Harrell, Anita Hollander, Gregg Mozgala, Pamela Sabaugh, Nicholas Viselli
Authors: Bekah Brunstetter, Samuel D. Hunter, Neil LaBute, Kate Moira Ryan, Diana Son, Jeff Tabnick, Emily Chadwick Weiss
Directors: Kimothy Cruse, Jack Hofsiss, Christina Roussos, Ike Schambelan, Nicholas Viselli
Producer: Theater Breaking Through Barriers
Press Agent: Shirley Herz Associates