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Saturday, July 22 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
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It’s important that disabled actors are not overlooked in the casting process of disabled characters, but true inclusion means that disabled actors have the opportunity to portray roles not rooted in their disability, villainy or inspiration. Join Disability Inclusion Advocate and Educator, David Connolly (the first amputee to perform on Broadway) and a distinguished panel of disabled performers to discuss actionable steps toward greater disabled representation on stage. Celebrate the recent wave of inclusion with shows including Broadway’s Cost of Living, A Doll’s House, and Dark Disabled Stories plus Olney Theatre’s Beauty and The Beast and The Music Man.

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Madison Ferris

MADISON FERRIS is a New York based actor/dancer/voice-over artist.Madison made history as the first wheelchair user to play a lead role on Broadway, starring as "Laura Wingfield" in Sam Gold's THE GLASS MENAGERIE with Sally Field. She recently played "Lucy" in the premiere of... Read More →
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Gregg Mozgala

GREGG MOZGALA (John). Broadway: Cost Of Living (MTC). Off-Broadway: Richard III (The Public/Shakespeare In The Park), Cost Of Living (MTC), Light Shining In Buckinghamshire (New York Theatre Workshop),Teenage Dick (The Public/Ma-Yi Theater Company), The Rules Of Charity (T.B.T.B.), Romeo... Read More →
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Katy Sullivan

Katy Sullivan is an award-winning actress who originated the role of Ani in the Pulitzer Prize winning play Cost of Living, which made it’s Broadway premiere October 2022. Her performance won her Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel and Ovation Award nominations along... Read More →
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David Connolly

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David Connolly (he/ him) is a Disability and Inclusion Advocate and Educator who is committed to changing the statistic of being the only male amputee to have performed on Broadway. He is the Associate Artistic Director of Drayton Entertainment in Canada where he received The Ontario... Read More →

Saturday July 22, 2023 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
Majestic/Music Box