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Outside Voices (Private Workshop)
October 8, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Artists in Residence
COMPANY MISSION STATEMENT
Outside Voices Theater Company wish you to know the following: We are about advocacy, empowerment, out-of-the-box-thinking and disability pride. We chose our name because we believe that VOICES from the OUTSIDE deserve to be heard. We believe in access. We will not use our quiet, inside voices to get your attention.
Only disabled stories from within a culture can truly express a lived experience. Stereotypes about capability and dependence often lead to the erroneous conclusion that intellectually disabled people simply don’t have the ‘skills’ to make creative work. This not only leaves a gap in the myriad stories that make community, but also actively works against the fundamental principle that intellectually disabled people have the capacity to critique their own lives both politically and creatively. We want to take our power back.