Disability in Theater: What’s Taking So Long?

@ This Stage: In recent weeks, a 28-year-old actor named Ali Stroker has been making headlines across theater-news outlets. The reason: She’s the first performer who uses a wheelchair to be cast in a Broadway production. Stroker, who plays Anna in North Hollywood-based Deaf West Theatre‘s production of Spring Awakening (which is now Ovation Nominated), has been building momentum for years. The appearance of Stroker’s name in headlines reflects this; even today, it’s considered groundbreaking when an actor with a disability is cast in a Broadway show. http://bit.ly/1M5pPYA

About Tracey Paleo

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Tracey Paleo is Associate Editor at FootLights Magazine. She's also the Founder and Chief Editor of the arts and culture site, Gia On The Move, where she often reviews live performance events.

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