Theater By The Blind a retrospective look at an off-Broadway troupe, an international blind theater festival, and the making of disability culture

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Elaine Gerber

Keywords

blind theater, gaze, audio description

Abstract

This historical, ethnographic account examines Theater By The Blind from 2000-2005 and the following disability-art themes:  1) identity politics and authenticity/representation; 2) audio description and the Blind In Theatre (BIT) Festival; 3) gaze and resistance.  This paper historically documents an emergent cultural movement, and highlights the powerful cultural work of blind theater to challenge stereotypes.


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