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Deaf, queer writer/comedian Terry Galloway to perform ‘Out All Night and Lost My Shoes’ Feb. 15, will read from her memoir ‘Mean Little deaf Queer’ Feb. 16
The SU Center on Human Policy, Law and Disability Studies will present “Out All Night and Lost My Shoes,” a solo performance by writer/comedian Terry Galloway, on Monday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. in Watson Theater. The show is free and open to the public, and ASL will be provided. In addition to this evening comedy performance, Galloway will also read from her memoir, “Mean Little deaf Queer” (Beacon Press, 2009), on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at noon in the Public Events Room, Room 200 in Eggers Hall. ASL will be provided.
Galloway is a deaf, queer writer and performer, who tours her one-woman shows, “Out All Night and Lost My Shoes” and “Lardo Weeping,” in venues around the country and internationally. In her hometown of Austin, Texas, she gained a reputation for playing comic male roles while studying at the University of Texas. Galloway also co-founded Actual Lives, a writing and performance workshop for adults with and without disabilities. Currently residing in Tallahasee, Fla., she leads the Mickee Faust Academy for the REALLY Dramatic Arts and is co-founder of the Mickee Faust Club, a performance group known for its parodies of disability-related media. She has held visiting artist appointments at the California Institute of the Arts, Florida State University and the University of Texas at Austin.
Humorous and shocking, “Out All Night and Lost My Shoes” is Galloway’s outrageous autobiographical show. The anger and fear of her self-loathing childhood are transformed by ribald humor as she describes her emergence into a complicated and often cruel world. Beth Ferri, SU associate professor of inclusive education and disability studies, says that Galloway’s performance is, “multi-situated and grounded in lived experience. It’s a narrative that runs counter to the dominant perception of disability that is so prevalent in schools and society and points the way to a more politicized and emancipatory view of disability.”
Additional sponsors of this performance include http://bccc.syr.edu/, Cultural Foundations of Education, the Division of Student Affairs, the LGBT Resource Center, LGBT Studies, theSU School of Education and the women’s and gender studies department. This performance is dedicated to the life and work of Chris Bell.
For more information on Galloway’s visit, contact Ferri at firstname.lastname@example.org.