A Fierce Kind of Love

7 - 17 Apr 2016
Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 North American Street, Philadelphia

Advocates in Pennsylvania played a significant role in the fight for disability rights, but these stories are largely unknown. Funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, A Fierce Kind of Love, a new play by theater artists Suli Holum and David Bradley, recounts these untold stories, revealing how past activism has informed present-day issues. A series of public programs will also address questions of equity and inclusion, as well as issues around institutionalization, in order to generate public discussion beyond the disability community. The project as a whole is based on oral histories and interviews with advocates and self-advocates from the disability rights movement. The play's cast will include people with intellectual disabilities.