Friday December 09, 2016
How Creeps continues to help with our understanding of disabilities
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- How the emoji became one of the most powerful tools of modern communication
- Trevor Noah's musical tribute to Soweto, South Africa
- How Creeps continues to help with our understanding of disabilities
- 'No one expected us to stick around': Ewan and Shamus Currie go from Sheepdogs to BROS
- Donna Grantis, Grimes and more: music from today's episode
- Full Episode
When the play Creeps, about four people with cerebral palsy, first debuted in 1971, it was performed by actors without disabilities. Forty-five years later, the Canadian classic is now running in Vancouver and the cast includes actors with a variety of physical disabilities.
"This project helps us fulfil our mandate of deepening audience's understanding of the disability experience," explains Rena Cohen, Managing Artistic Director of Realwheels, the company putting on the production. "It has a narrative that reveals an authentic experience of disability."