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DARK DISABLED STORIES
By Ryan J. Haddad
Directed by Jordan Fein
Produced by The Bushwick Starr
Presented by The Public Theater
Acclaimed writer and performer Ryan J. Haddad makes his off-Broadway playwriting debut with the hilarious and audacious DARK DISABLED STORIES.
Haddad’s newest autobiographical play is a series of unforgiving vignettes about the strangers he encounters while navigating a city (and a world) not built for his walker and cerebral palsy. Directed by Jordan Fein, DARK DISABLED STORIES probes implicit ableism and the assumptions we make about people we'll never really know.
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DARK DISABLED STORIES will offer Open Captions, Audio Descriptions, and American Sign Language at every performance. Learn more below about accessible seating accommodations and our audience experience before selecting your seats for the performance.
All performances of DARK DISABLED STORIES are relaxed performances. A relaxed performance shifts traditional theater conventions in favor of an audience that may benefit from more sensory considerations and openness surrounding social norms. In DARK DISABLED STORIES' version of relaxed performances, there is less dramatic lighting and no strobes, house lights are always dim and never fully dark, loud abrupt sounds are limited, and people can come and go as they please to use the bathroom or take a break.
At any time, audience members may use the movement space, which is located on the right side of the theater and will be marked by tape and a sign. A movement space is an open area within the theater where audience members can pace, move, stim, stand, or sit on the ground while still experiencing the show from inside the theater.
Before the show, there will be tactile samples of the set that audience members are invited to touch and interact with. These samples will be located on the right side of the theater against the wall in the movement space.
ALDs are available upon request when the house opens (generally 30 minutes prior to each performance) free-of-charge and on a first-come, first-serve basis at the theater entrance by speaking to the house manager or ticket taker.
Ryan J. Haddad